HIGHTIME: Ishe Prende: CD

Adelaide, Australia’s very own Hightime play a competent blend of ska and reggae-infused punk rock on this CD, apparently their debut release. Give this disc a few listens and one can certainly ascertain that the band is doing all the right things for this genre. I don’t listen to much ska-punk these days, but I’ve been happily listening to this while sitting in traffic as of late. The lyrics are smart and the rhythm section is tight. Personally, I was partial to the straight-ahead rockers, but there’s nary a dud on the whole CD.

 –Garrett Barnwell (Urban Scandal, urbanscandalrecords.com)