Young Israelites – Stay By My Side EP

by Oct 22, 2020Mini-Review, Reviews

Release Info

Young Israelites – Stay By My Side EP

Label: Fyah Ants Records | Format: DR | Street date: June 19, 2020

  1. Keep On Holding On
  2. Not Ready To Let You Go
  3. Stay By My Side
  4. Babylon, Too Wicked
  5. Burning Fyah
  6. Likkle More…
Young Israelites - Stay By My Side EP


Being released four months ago, The Young Iraelites’ 6-track debut EP didn’t come on the radar. Luckily it recently did thanks to the band’s manager, Yonatan Cohen, who sent an email with information and links to check the band and its music. The Young Israelites is a Rocksteady & Reggae Reggae band from Israel, whose music has been picked up by Sir David Rodigan, who played thracks of the band multiple times in his show on BBC 1Xtra.

Listening to the “Stay By My Side EP” by the talented Young Israelites it’s obvious that the music they bring is authentic. As a listener you’re treated to a great sounding lead vocalist, wonderful harmonies and superbly played original riddims. The first three tracks, bringing themes that deal with affairs of the heart, are a real treat for anyone who wants to listen to top quality music. Each tune is worth going on repeat and actually this also goes for the remaining three tracks. These show another side of the Young Israelites, i.e. the Roots Reggae side. With songs like “Babylon, Too Wicked”, “Burning Fyah” and the Nyahbhinghi chant of “Likkle More…”, the Young Israelites display that they are also capable of handling these kinda tunes to full effect.

A great band, great music… not to be ignored!

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