The NME's been building up this Summer Of Ska idea slowly, largely around Hard-Fi, who sound as much like a ska outfit as G4 do. Just to ruin the momentum immediately, though, comes news of the Dead 60s' album being moved back more than three months apparently due to US success, which I've never heard anyone do before. You might recall Riot Radio going top 20 towards the end of last year, a breakthrough they've completely failed to capitalise on.
In the meantime Madness bring out a covers album, The Dangermen Sessions, featuring the original seven members on July 18th and are doing this year's National Forests tour, albeit without Chrissy Boy who's seemingly fallen out with them. Well, it's been 26 years.