Five piece ska punk band from London
Filthy Militia are a five piece ska punk band formed in North London in 2016. With a sound that draws as much from trad ska and 2-Tone as it does from the 90s and beyond, their debut EP Innocent Until Proven Filthywas released in February 2018 with a sold-out launch show at Whitechapel’s Urban Bar.
Since then, the band have quickly made a name for themselves supporting the likes of Neville Staple, The Toasters, Random Hand, Lightyear, Captain Accident & The Disasters and Call Me Malcolm.
While the rest of the world screeched to a halt in 2020, Filthy Militia refused to sit still, and after a successful Kickstarter campaign they headed in to Hidden Track Studios in Folkestone with producer Oz Craggs (Neck Deep, Call Me Malcolm, Millie Manders & The Shut Up, 24 Hour Punks) to record their follow-up EP, Coping Mechanism. Now with a much more developed sound, incorporating influences from reggae, dub and gypsy punk, the new EP is out on Friday 4th February 2022 (four years to the day after their debut) on Pookout Records, with a launch show following at The Black Heart, Camden on Saturday 12th February 2022.
After a tumultuous couple of years, the band are keen to hit the ground running in 2022, with their sights sets on shows and festival appearances across the country.