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NEW SCHOOL SKA FROM SOUTH EAST LONDON

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We are Chainska

 

Buy the debut album 'Skinna' HERE

This mischievous rabble from Lewisham have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious horn driven ska anthems across the UK and beyond. Chainska have set stages and faces alight at festivals and during recent 'Grandslam' tour support for Madness, and won the first ever World Reggae Contest at Ostroda festival in Poland which takes them to Jamaica in January to record their 2nd album at Harry J Studios.

The debut album, Skinna, dedicated to the band's music teacher, John Skinner MBE, was recorded at The Yard in Ladbroke Grove and produced by Nick Manasseh. Out on Nov 20th, via this website, on CD and download. Exclusive copies are available at UK tour dates. 

'Rising Stars of the London Ska Scene' (Cadence, efestivals).  “Real musicians, real band, real brass section… fabulous & so refreshing” David Rodigan, BBC Radio 1xtra. 'Love Music like that, makes you feel so happy', Simon Raymonde, Amazing Radio

 
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Music

'Just Love' feat. Tippa Irie, 'Get Some' feat. Natty Bo.

Recorded and produced at The Yard, Ladbroke Grove, by Nick Manasseh.

Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Sound Masters.

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VIDEOs

The journey to the Place You'd Rather Be starts at the band's local den, Milwall Stadium and ends in gritty Soho with Bad Habits, a Rodigan Scorcher, then enters an an abstract world in Knowledge Is King, and sees the boys drawing closer to the Place You'd Rather Be in lead single Love The Way.

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Skinna Tour

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