The dark era of everlasting malice, hatred and ridicule has finally passed. The days of judgement will soon be but a distant memory. That's right, my dear companions..., SKA HAS RETURNED!!!!!!!!!......(not that it ever necessarily left, but people seem to think it's okay to like ska again....??? what POSEURS!!!) BIG KISSES is a Boise-based alternative ska-punk band. After initially existing as a solo bedroom project, only existing as manic concepts within the confines of half-finished GarageBand files, the band has undergone several transformations over the last four years, ultimately leading us to it's current name, line-up and creative presence. Formed under the name BIG KISSES in July of 2021, the high-energy, exhilarating band brings forth an emotional charge of fast and bombastic punk music, with a commanding horn section to knock your ska socks clean off! Front-person Oliver Bock delivers songs dealing with topics ranging from a never-ending yearning for a sense of optimism, derailed mental health crises in fits of anxiety, the struggles of living in a nationalistic hell-hole, and of course, over-analyzing anime plot lines. Drawing influence from bands of the 1990's Ska-Boom and those that arose in smaller circles following it's peak (The Fad, Mu330, the Bruce Lee Band, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones), as well as some more experimental, hardcore, noise bands from across the world (銀杏BOYZ, Going Steady, Life Ball, SpecialThanks, bREAKFAST), BIG KISSES blends these influences to bring fun, energetic ska-punk music to the Treasure Valley and the world. Enough jibber-jabber!!! Let's skank our asses off!!!!