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BUSTER SHUFFLE Unveil New Charity AA-Side Single ‘Unsung Heroes’ For WHO

15th May 2020

Ska-punk Londoners BUSTER SHUFFLE are delighted to unveil details of a new double-A side single ‘Unsung Heroes’, a new release which boasts an all-star cast of internationally renowned punk and ska musicians coming together to raise funds for the World Health Organisation

Featuring members of Flogging MollyMad CaddiesThe Mighty Mighty BosstonesHepcatDie Toten HosenDonotsTalcoThe InfidelsToy Dolls and the ‘First Lady of 2-Tone’, Rhoda Dakar, the double-A side single is set for release 15th July 2020 but is available to pre-order today from the band’s official website: bustershufflemusic.com.

To celebrate the news, the band has shared a new music video for the first track, ‘You Spoke Louder Everyday’. 

Watch it here: https://youtu.be/j-5y_hOI–8

Motivated by the the members of the public who are currently putting themselves at risk for the greater good, and by figures of recent history who have acted in similar ways, Buster Shuffle vocalist, Jet Baker sought out to bring together members of the ska and punk community for a positive and collaborative musical project that could fittingly honour them, as he explains: 

“Whilst on lockdown at home, I kept thinking there must be something we can do. Both my sisters work for the NHS on the frontline, so I needed to do something to help.  I decided to reach out to all the great bands and musicians that we’ve toured with over the years to see if they could lend a hand. When they all started confirming, I knew we had something special on our hands and so we all got to work, recording our parts in isolation. 

The songs are about two brave people who, in their time, faced extreme danger and huge challenges to make changes in the world for others. Iqbal Masih and Ruby Bridges. 

Iqbal Masih was sold into slavery by his parents at 4 years old to the owner of a carpet factory. After many years of forced labour he eventually escaped. He then decided to help over 3000 Pakistani children that were in ‘bonded labour’ to escape to freedom and made speeches about child slavery throughout the world.

Ruby Bridges was the first African-American student to integrate into an elementary school in the South of America. Ruby and her mother were escorted to school by four federal marshals every day that year. Undeterred, she didn’t miss a single day of school, despite all the abuse and the physical threats that she received.” 

For the uninitiated, Buster Shuffle is a high-energy ska’n’roll band hailing from the East End of London. Brimming with frenetic-piano led riffs and a charm that’s hard to ignore, the band’s recipe of vintage ska and punk sounds has seen them tour the globe, sharing stages and touring with the likes of MadnessFlogging MollyDropkick MurphysThe Mighty Mighty BosstonesLess Than Jake, and more . While recent albums, I’ll Take What I Want (2017), Naked (2014) and Do Nothing (2012) have collectively pulled in praise from the likes of The GuardianUncutThe Metro and Steve Lamacq

Following a sold-out run of tour dates with American Hellcat Records import The Interrupters, Buster Shuffle were pleased to unveil a 9-date headlining UK tour this April/May, which due to Covid-19 had to be cancelled. New tour dates will be announced in due course in accordance with public health announcements.

‘Unsung Heroes’ is released 15th July 2020