The English Beat was formed in 1978 in the UK. Their music is a sort of ‘ska revival’, bringing back rhythmic elements of ska as well as horns, with topics discussed by that movement such as politics and social issues. The music blends other genres such as reggae and pop/punk as well. The English Beat are simply known as The Beat in the UK and The British Beat in Australia, thus they have quite the international reach. The group has made significant contributions to the ska community everywhere.