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When the Beat Starts to Pound

by SubCity Dwellers

SubCity Dwellers are a well-rounded, high energy dance band with a party in their back pocket. Strong reggae, soul, blues and rock'n'roll influences mix with lots of edge and occasional latin and roots feels for a truly danceable sound.
Genre: Reggae: Ska
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1. Give Up the Gun Tonight
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2. Pill Popper Rockers
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3. After My Heart
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4. Wicked World
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5. Don't Believe It
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6. Hey Brother, Don't Be Shameful
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7. Chillin'
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8. When the Record Comes Kicking In
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9. Take Some Time
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10. One More Time
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11. Is This Normal?
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12. Sweeya
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13. No More Lies
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14. Don't Say
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15. Go On!
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Album Notes
SubCity is a high-energy band with a party in their back pocket. They’ve got reggae, they’ve got soul, they’ve got ska and rock’n’roll. They wrap it up and deliver it at all in that patented, super heavy SubCity sound. The group's newest venture "Where's the Noise?" (Sep. 2009) serves as testament that the octet is just as comfortable in the studio as they are on stage. Recorded primarily live off the floor, the album comes to life with dynamic intensity. They hit hard, they cook, strut and taunt, and they cool it right down, hanging out way way back on the beat. This is music that talks. The musical styles these artists offer are heavily influenced by their individual, wide ranging tastes and backgrounds - Strong reggae, punk, soul, blues and rock'n'roll influences mix with lots of edge and occasional latin and roots feels for a truly danceable sound. Each member of the group brings their own personalized touch to both the studio and the stage, tipping a hat to their respective roots, which results in passionate, dynamic songs that "reveal uncommon depth and skill, not to mention a clear sense of history" (Adrian Mack, NERVE Magazine).
This is a party you don't want to miss.


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Punk & Oi in the UK October 2007

Review for When the Beat Starts to Pound
Winnipeg eight piece ska-punkers SubCity Dwellers release their third full album "When The Beat Starts To Pound," a collection that perhaps is their most inventive and appealing to date.
Aside from the obvious Specials, Clash and Rancid influences, they feature something like the New Orleans horn flavours and Tom Waitsesque vocal mannerisms of "After My Heart" which demonstrate this is a band with vision and ambition to go beyond expectation. That said, they're certainly no slouches when it comes to producing feet pleasing upbeat infectious dance numbers or taking a trip back in time for more rootsy ska excursions. They're also capable of producing richly attractive tune soaked pop and even delicious soul flavours on "Take Some Time." If Sub City Dwellers are representative of Canada's ska punk scene then it's certainly producing the most ambitious, addictive and downright enjoyable today.

5 out of 5
Review by Sean McGhee

Winnipeg Free Press

Wpg Free Press Review
When the Beat Starts To Pound (Longshot)
4.5/5 Stars
Just when you thought the ska-punk genre had heaved its final breath, along comes a 'Peg City band to set the rickety train back on track. The seven-headed monster that is Sub City Dwellers approaches this music with a vigour that is refreshing, righteous and rocking -- sometimes all at once.

Of course, they mostly style themselves after the reliable U.K., two-tone ska-revival sound, but leap off into a blistering sonic stew of their own design that truly kicks butt. Kudos must be given to the dazzling brass section as they find a way to sneak in a trombone or trumpet solo when you least expect it, shooting their credibility as a tasteful band through the roof.

There's definitely a beat for everyone in these 15 superb tracks.

-- Jeff Monk