Info: All about The Hotknives Ska legends The Hotknives were originally formed in 1982 by a group of friends interested in ska, dub, reggae and Northern Soul. They recorded two live albums, "Live at the boatman" and "Live and Skanking" before recording their first studio album, "The Way Things Are" in 1989. Having reached the top of the 3rd Wave ska scene and been banned from Radio in the UK, the band decided to call it a day in 1993. In 1994 the band reformed, this time with Marc Carew of Long Tall Texans fame and Richard "Bosky" Allen from Too Many Crooks . The band started to regularly tour Europe with their infectious ska rhythms and memorable melodies. In 1996 the band released their second studio album "Home" to rave reviews on the ska scene. In 2000 the band released their next studio album,"Screams, Dreams and Custard Creams" getting in the top 10 in the Zoom charts in Germany. In 2003 they had their most recent and dynamic line-up change to date with the addition of Stuart Brown on guitar and Marc Carew taking over on lead vocals. The band continued to build up their following in Europe, headlining both ska and rock festivals and are due to headline festivals in Germany and the Czech republic in the summer. Being described as influenced by The Clash, The Specials, The Cure and Madness as well as original 60s ska, the band are currently working on their fourth studio album to be released later this year. The Hotknives returned from their first tour in Japan in 2009 and would like to thank all their new mates there. What lovely lovely people you are.