Formed in the spring of 2009, Lobster are a reggae influenced punk band who have become a permanent fixture at Birmingham's live venues and punk shows. Bringing together a love for hip-hop, punk and many Jamaican music styles such as dub, reggae, roots, dancehall and ska the lobster sound system was born.
They self released their first EP after recording at Hockley Street studios in Birmingham in March 2010 and distributed this for free at shows for about a year before heading to Toolshop Records in Selly Oak in early 2011 to record a new EP alongside fellow Birmingham ska band Mr Shankly.
In 2012 Lobster continued to play to more hyped up crowds, as well as playing in various cities outside of Birmingham such as Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Derby and Worcester. In May they released their new DIY EP, "Not For A Cause"; throwing a party with a number of other bands from the UK scene to launch it. Lobster were also fortunate enough to share the stage with bands such as The Beat, Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels and Subhumans. Lobster have been polluting the airwaves with their lyrical reggae vibrations having air play on California/UK station Punk Britannia & BBC Introducing.
2013 saw lobster play the Big Top stage at Glastonbudget festival (being the only non-tribute band to play that stage) as well as sharing the stage with Inner Terrestrials, Zion Train, Random Hand, The Karma Party and Anti-Vigilante. Lobster have now released their new D.I.Y mini album 'Babby Inna Babylon' - throwing the craziest Lobster party yet with bands and DJs from across the UK.
viva la lobster