With Other Eyes
Those lads that in 2001 with more enthusiasm than skill with their instruments started doing music in the Horta-Guinardo district of Barcelona under the name of The Short Skankers are today ROOT DIAMOONS. A consolidated experienced and awarded project that collects the legacy of traditional ska, rocksteady and genuine ska-jazz from the Jamaican geniuses of the 60s -meaning Jackie Opel, The Skatalites or Justin Hinds & The Dominoes- with the same fondness with which they listen to the American revivalists of the 90s such as Hepcat, The Articles, Jump With Joey and The Slackers. Definitively a sure bet from the Brixton Records-Silver Bullets factory: 14 tracks with dance floor vocation that help us to face life with an upbeat attitude. As if raiders in search of the very essence of Jamaican roots and bringing it to the jazz side or as teenagers in love with an uptown girl whose name might be Laila or Mary Ann.