The UK'S Best Live Performer?

Chainska nominated at the AIM Awards 2023

Mark Hoynes for DMS - 01 Aug 2023
Emerging Artist Series

Having pressed their entire catalogue to date and been fortunate enough to witness their riotous and energetic live show first-hand, DMS take great pleasure able to share the news that Chainska Brassika have been nominated for ‘Best Live Performer’ at the Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards 2023.

From the festival fields of Glastonbury, Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Kendal Calling, Isle of Wight and Shambala, to opening for Madness on 10 stadium dates, or almost tearing everyone's favourite independent venue apart with their wild blend of ska and reggae, Chainska Brassika put on one incredible live show.

You can vote for the band at the following link:

Voting is free and closes at 2pm on Wednesday 9th August 2023.

Chainska Brassika live on stage at Alexandra Palace, London

The World Reggae Champions latest album ‘Tales of a Londoner’ comprises a record of hard hitting ska anthems, blazing horn lines and classic geezer vocals; refining their renowned energetic live show with a studio prowess, aided by producer Grippa Laybourne of The Hempolics and put onto tape by Prince Fatty - to bring a fresh, new wave version of classic British ska.

'Tales of a Londoner' by Chainska Brassika was pressed by DMS Vinyl.

‘Tales of a Londoner’ comes on classic 12” 140g Black vinyl, with a lovely spined outer sleeve depicting the band's familiar London skyline. The vinyl is paired with a 6 Panel Digipack with the 3 panels and a clear CD tray, utilising the additional space for artwork.

Chainska Brassika live on stage at the Great Estate Festival

Chainska's back catalogue of physical releases includes two 12" vinyl releases, Harry J Business and Tales of a Londoner, a 7" single Don't You Try feat Toots Hibbert and all 3 albums, Skinna, Harry J Business and Tales of a Londoner on CDs in 6 Panel Digipacks, all proudly manufactured by DMS.

You can grab you copy of their releases and keep up to date with all of Chainska’s latest shows here:

And to top it all off, our very own account manager Tom Keel plays saxophone in the band!!

Chainska Brassika features Ash Davis on vocals and Tom Keel on saxophone. Photo credit: Gareth Clark
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