Cartoon Violence are one of the fastest rising talents on the current UK ska scene.
Hailing from the wilds of Mid Wales, their line up features former 3 Minute Warning keyboardist/vocalist Chuzz & former Smoke Like A Fish guitarist/vocalist Tran.
The Cartoon Violence sound is an insanely catchy affair that mixes super bouncy 2 tone ska with distinctly British sounding pop & indie stylings. Their songs capture the classic Brit Pop storytelling vibe of the likes of The Kinks, Madness, Squeeze, The Hotknives & Parklife-era Blur, with each tune lyrically being like a mini kitchen sink drama in its own right!
Quotes and Reviews
“Unbelievable! This band is great. Britpop Twotone?! The Beatles meets Madness?! I don’t know how to describe it but I love it”
-Tim (Vegas) Mighty Mighty Bosstones
“From the first chords of the opening track, Vauxhall Nova, you’re hooked and wanting more, Jangly pianos, real life lyrics… A CD full of contagious tunes that I bet will go down a storm live. Fingers crossed this lot continue because their potential sounds tremendous”
-Scootering Magazine – Album Of The Month
“This CD is GREAT!!!, I really liked it a LOT!!, It is a band clearly influenced by Madness and also The Hotknives (two of my favourite British SKA bands of all time!)”
-Caplis – Desorden Publico
“That’s a blinding song you’ve got there..great stuff..!!”
-(Attic) Mick Clare – The Hotknives
“I would have spent a bit more time/effort casting the role of Teresa in the Video! hurh hurh, nice tune, liked the piano solo!”
-(Teresa Video) Mike Barson – Madness