Monday, 24 October 2016


Year:  2017
Country: US
City:  New York
Label:  Insurgence
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  42 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:         Oi!         Ska

New York City skinhead band founded in 1984, which disbanded in 1994.The Press are an oi! and ska band in the United States. Formed in New York in 1984, the outspoken anti-fascist band were early members of Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice. Vocalist André Schlesinger also supported the views of the British Socialist Workers Party (trotskist, libertarian and internationalist oriented), and this was reflected in some of the band's lyrics. Their songs appeared on several compilation albums, as well as a posthumous CD collection of their recordings called The Complete Press: 1984-1994, released in 2007 by Insurgence Records with liner notes by Garry Bushell. Their song "21 Guitar Salute" has been covered by Dropkick Murphys and Hawkins Thugs; in 2000 The Franks recorded a version of The Press "It's Not What I Want". The Press come back in 2016, following the death of founding member André Schlesinger and started a world tour and writen new songs not yet published
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