Have You Heard? Counting Coins

With Boomtown Fair looming very close, we figured this week’s Have You Heard? will feature one of the bands we absolutely recommend you must check out. The likes of Popes of Chillitown, Matilda’s Scoundrels, Faintest Idea, Maid of Ace are all bands we’ve told you about many times and have been Have You Heard? featured acts in the past, now it’s time for the Hip Hop fronted Gypsy Ska Punks, Counting Coins, to grab all of your attention.

In their own words, “Get ready to skank, pogo, mosh, jig, polka and maybe even waltz” – The sound of Counting Coins is highly energetic, combining the aggression of skacore, with the fun vibes of gypsy punk like Gogol Bordello. All of this is fronted by a blend of hip-hop raps and reggae like vocals too.

Since forming in 2009, Counting Coins have steadily built up a reputation based on their raucously vibrant live shows, more times than not they steal the spotlight and get the crowds bouncing, whether it’s as a headline act or a support slot, they want everyone to have a good time and refuse to take no for an answer.

Counting Coins Live

Photo credit to Ian Rook

After the success of their 2010 E.P. release ‘Take the Ride’ and 2013’s ‘Reach for the Sky’, the Coins lads have been on a constant rampage across the UK and Europe tearing up support slots with  Sonic Boom 6, The New Town Kings,  Jaya the Cat, The King Blues, Random Hand, The Aggrolites, The JB Conspiracy, The Stiff Joints, Gogol Bordello and even NOFX as well as smashing up festivals such as Boomtown, Rebellion, Tramlines, Y Not, Galtres, and Freedom Festival along the way. In 2015 their debut self-titled album was considered their finest work and a reason we are so excited to catch these guys at Boomtown, without a doubt you’ll be dancing around in no time.

Talking about the immediate future of Counting Coins, Trumpet player, Will Chalk says, “Boomtown is the last festival of the season for us but we have some big shows coming up in September and for the rest of the year including support slots with The Skints, The Real McKenzies, and The Slackers, as well as sharing the bill with some of our favourite bands from the scene like Stiff Joints, Unknown Era and Popes Of Chillitown, all around the UK. Between shows we’re writing and recording new material so watch out for that coming soon”.

This quote was taken from our Questions With Bands: Boomtown Fair 2017 Special (Round Two), available soon

For now we can look forward to hearding anthems such as ‘Don’t Look Down’

Tour dates following Boomtown are as follows

September (Supporting The Real McKenzies)
4th – Bristol – The Fleece
6th – Newcastle – Trillian’s
7th Dundee – Beat Generator
8th Edinburgh – Bannerman’s
9th – Glasgow – Audio
10th – Derby – Hairy Dog
11th – Leicester – The Musician
12th – Norwich  – Epic
13th – London – Camden Underworld

1st – Hull – Fruit (Supporting The Skints)
13th – Newcastle – Think Tank (Supporting The Slackers)
14th – Northwich – Salty Dog (Supporting The Slackers)
17th – Leeds – Brudenell (Supporting The Slackers)

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