New Kingston Bless The Inner Gold Show

On this week’s #InnerGoldShow Mikee and Heartical are pleased to welcome New Kingston to the Beat London 103.6 FM. The band were recently part of The Skints’ recent ‘Nice Time’ U.K Tour and the Inner Gold Brothers will be catching up with the talented group before they join Collie Buddz on his ‘Good Life’ UK Tour.



For those unaware New Kingston is a Progressive Reggae group whose members combine their Jamaican heritage with the urban sounds of their New York home, New Kingston are a family band consisting of brothers Tahir, Courtney Jr, and Stephen along with their father, Courtney Panton, Sr. A first-generation Jamaican-American,

Courtney the elder was active in New York's reggae scene before turning his sons on to the music of their island heritage. Born out of jam sessions in the family's Brooklyn basement, the brothers began their career playing Bob Marley and Earth, Wind & Fire covers at parties and gatherings around the neighbourhood.



By 2010, they'd become focused on their own writing, which fused R&B, hip- hop, and dancehall with traditional reggae sounds. With each brother writing and offering vocals, Courtney Sr. filled in on bass. Following their self-released debut, In the Streets, New Kingston went on a European tour with rising reggae star Collie Buddz, playing a number of prominent festivals. Their sophomore LP, 2013's Kingston University, earned them a deal with New York label Easy Star Records, which issued their third LP, Kingston City, in early 2015. Boasting an increased production value and guest spots by the Tribal Seeds, The Wailing Souls, Sister Carol, and Sugar Minott, Kingston City raised the band's visibility considerably, topping Billboard's reggae chart upon its release.



An EP, Kingston Fyah, arrived in the summer of 2016. As recent as August the band released their fourth studio album Kingston Story: Come From Far and many of the tracks have featured heavily on recent editions of the #InnerGoldShow.



Mikee and Heartical are excited about the prospect of welcoming New Kingston to this week’s #InnerGoldShow for the first time as part of their Black History Month coverage this Tuesday from 7pm


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