Countdown to Rebellion – Day 6: Introducing Dakka Skanks

6 Days to go and if you’ve looked at your schedule and thought “mmm could do with something ska/reggae/dub-ish to break up the shouty stuff”, then look no further than Brighton’s own Dakka Skanks.

Formed in 2016, with their mission statement being to “rejuvenate British ska”, the band are fronted by the effervescent Clara Byrne, who has a ska Poly Styrene vibe going on. Now a fully fledge 5 piece the band began, as many have done in history, at university when Clara met drummer Henry Pascoe-Smith and wowed him with her rendition of The Specials classic “Ghost Town”. The band are no strangers to taking on other iconic songs and do a mean cover of The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog.

Check out their Bandcamp page here

Skank along down on Sat 5th Aug to the After Dark stage in the Arena 23:00-23:30 and judge for yourselves whether they’ve achieved their mission.

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