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The Mad Caddies: Hustling Horns on the Prairies   

Thursday 07th, September 2017 / 16:00
By Sarah Mac  

California Ska punks The Mad Caddies tease new self-produced album.

CALGARY – The Mad Caddies have been tooting their ska horns over the world since their inception in 1995.   

The Caddies’ sound is a feast for the ears; it’s third-wave ska influenced by their punk predecessors with dominating guitar riffs. Infused with a mix of reggae and calypso beats, the band tops it off with jazzy horns and heavier vocals on a pop-backbone. Combining these styles gave The Caddies their own brand of madness, which they’ve maintained and delivered across numerous releases and tours worldwide.    

The Mad Caddies’ last album, Dirty Rice, was released in 2014 and although new music is in the works, the guys are keeping the details tightly under wraps. Vocalist and guitarist Chuck Robertson, who helped form the band while in high school,  reveals what he can.  

“We are recording it on our own, we love our family at Fat [Wreck Chords] but have decided to try something different this time around. Todd [Rosenberg, drums] handles a lot of the production aspect, and we’ve recently built a studio in our hometown in the Santa Ynez Valley in California.”  

This may come as a surprise to some since The Caddies have released all their records, except for their debut, on Fat Wreck Chords.   

“As for musical style, we think our fans will be very pleased! We’re experimenting with some new sounds, but it’s definitely still very Caddies-esque. The creative process is still what we love about our jobs. And it’s been pretty collaborative the past few years. One of us may have an idea, sometimes complete, sometimes in the early stages and we’ll finish and arrange it together as a band.”   

But, as for the release date, “it’s sort of a surprise.” Robertson adds.   

Fortunately for us Albertans, we’ve been graced with a second set of shows from The Caddies; the first set was during a small tour in July with the Offspring.    

“Well, The Offspring tour came up last minute and we were happy to be a part of it,” says Robertson, the concludes, “But we’ve always felt a strong connection with our Canadian fans. So, we love heading up North for shows. Plus, we are all still really good friends. So, it’s fun to get out on the road together whenever we can.”    

Don’t miss The Mad Caddies September 14 at The Needle Vinyl Tavern (Edmonton) and September 15 at Dicken’s Pub (Calgary).

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