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- Posted on Aug 11th 2009 4:00PM by Linda Laban
"It started with a seven-inch record," Sullivan tells Spinner. "A year later, I've got a full-length and tour dates. Now it's on, Sean Bones-style," he jokes. Sean Bones style is a charming blend of ska and Britpop -- the Specials and Blur are two of Sullivan's touchstones -- that's collected on the infectious reggae pop grooves of his debut album, 'Rings,' which was released by Frenchkiss Records in July.
"There's a lot of reggae music being made that is not my cup of tea," the 27-year-old warns diplomatically. "This album is as influenced by Jamaican music as it is by English music. I made the record I wanted to make. It's an honest approach to reggae music and the way it influenced me personally."
'Dance Hall,' despite its Jamaican music name check, is one of the more obviously Britpop influenced songs. Britpop with a huge dose of booming funk and a feel-good factor that recalls the Plastic Ono Band, that is. Sullivan's a little worried that he might be judged as another light reggae genre blender, though. "I'm not trying to be Bob Marley or anything," he says. "It's just funky dance music to me."
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