Toxic The Blue BeatersWhat have Italian blue beat/ ska/ rocksteady covers crew The Bluebeaters got in common with Monsters From Mars, Mark Ronson and Hard-Fi? That’s right, they’ve all covered Britney Spears’ hit Toxic – in this case in an uptempo horns-led ska version. There’s no video yet but if one does appear, I wouldn’t bank on the boys appearing naked except for a sprinkling of diamonds. Do expect the flip, (the sixties rnb-tinged ska of The Five Royales’ Catch That Teardrop), to be equally entertaining and don’t be surprised to hear an involuntary but rhythmic chukka-chukka-chuk sound erupt from your cakehole…
(Out 22 September on Record Kicks)