California ska punks, The Interrupters brought their explosive energy to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a performance of “She’s Kerosene,” and “Take Back the Power,” on Thursday night (July 26).
Revitalizing the third wave ska sound of the ’90s and early 2000s, the group combines reggae rhythms and the blistering speed and attitude of skate punk for a fresh take on the genre. Comprised of the three Bivona brothers and lead vocalist Aimee Interrupter, they hit the stage in sharp suits and in the singer’s case, a leather jacket. With their name projected repeatedly in big white letters behind them, Interrupter got her face right into the crowd as she screamed rebellious lyrics including, “I’ve been burned for the last time” from “She’s Kerosene,” and “Whatcha gonna do/ When they show up in black suits/ On your street in army boots,” from “Take Back The Power.”
The band’s latest album, produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, Fight the Good Fight, was released on June 29 via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It’s their third full-length, following 2014’s The Interrupters and 2016’s Say It Out Loud.
Check out the performances below.