After three years of gigging up and down South Florida's coast, Fort Lauderdale ska-revivalists the Methodaires have put the final touches on its debut EP. With lead singer Nia Devine belting out choruses Patti LaBelle-style, the group is also known for its crowd-pleasing rocksteady renditions of hits from the Police, Sam Cooke, Bob Marley and Erykah Badu.
However, guitarist Matt Roles says this eponymous seven song disc will be made up entirely of highly danceable ska originals, which are akin to England's the Specials.
The septet had hoped to release this self-financed record, which will
have a live feel, this Friday during its performance at Fort Lauderdale
Irish Pub Maguires Hill 16, but the mastering process has taken a bit
longer than the group had anticipated. Nonetheless, the group is
optimistic that it will have copies available for purchase at its next
gig at Miami punk rock locale Churchill's on October 22.
Watch a video of the band playing a very convincing cover of Dawn Penn's "You Don't Love Me (No No No)" below.