Apparently it's time to get ready for the summer of skank. Which doesn't, I hasten to add, mean a three-month fling with an incredibly unattractive member of the opposite sex, but rather the re-emergence of ska. The ska revival revival. So dust off your two-tone shoes, dry clean your porkpie hat, get that message to Rudie - we are approaching skank-O'clock.
But are The Ordinary Boys driving the bandwagon, or opportunistically setting up on the road ahead, thumbs out, hoping to catch a lift? Their previous would suggest the later, but it isn't really that much of a stretch to go from pretending to be The Jam to pretending to be The Specials.
Einstein said "stealing from one source is plagiarism. Stealing from many sources is research," so does that mean by the release of the third Ordinary Boys album we'll be hailing them as geniuses? Probably not. Boys Will Be Boys is a rollickin' song with a frantic energy, but this change of direction leads to an unhappy destination.