The Dualers - The Melting Pot
Anyone bowled over by single Don't Go will be glad to hear The Dualers' debut album, The Melting Pot, delivers plenty more of the same. The majority of these tracks are light and bouncy ska or reggae. What A Result happens to be a not bad Madness impression, with only the Marley-esque Finally Your Day has Come and the acoustic Urban Spirit breaking the upbeat mood.
Perhaps it's to the band's credit that there are no awkward attempts at updating the sound to fit today's landscape. The Melting Pot never seems essential exactly, but The Dualers' ear for a tune and infectious style make for a decent 50 minutes of musical escapism.