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Skinny Lister

FOLK-PUNK SIX PIECE PLOT UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR 2019

DROP NEW SINGLE:
“38 MINUTES” – LISTEN HERE

ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM:
‘THE STORY IS…’

“This. Is. Not. A. Drill…”

Batten down the hatches ladies and gentlemen, for tempestuous folk-punk renegades – SKINNY LISTER – are back with an explosive new single: “38 Minutes”.

Take it as a forewarning, for the London sextet today also lay out the incendiary plans for their long-awaited fourth studio album: ‘The Story Is….’, a record set to drop from Xtra Mile Recordings silo on 1st March 2019.

Lead single “38 Minutes” is a tense new track inspired by a ballistic missile alert triggered in Hawaii at the beginning of 2018. For a terrifying 38 minutes officials led the populous of the volcanic island to believe that the end was nigh. As sirens wailed and panic prevailed, the locals were starkly informed: “This Is Not A Drill”…

But it was of course, just that. Whilst it might not go down as a red letter day for the Hawaiian authorities, Skinny Lister fans can rejoice as this episode arrives transformed some months later into an ebullient new single “38 Minutes” and the first to emerge of many stories that make up their imaginative new album ‘The Story Is…’.

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If Skinny Lister’s intriguingly titled new album sounds like something of pick’n’mix of assorted tales ready to share with you, well that’s because it is. A loosely-based concept album, ‘The Story Is…’ anthologises a series of personal vignettes inspired by a chaotic few years for the band and binds them into 14 tracks of unmistakably Skinny-sounding rock’n’roll.

Gather-in close and lend your ears as Skinny Lister rifle through ‘The Story Is…’ and pull out: scorched stories of aggravated arsonists (‘Artist Arsonist’), rib-tickling tales of regretful re-fuellings (‘Diesel Vehicle’), and even polemic pleas inspired by some of life’s hardest lessons (‘Stop & Breathe’).

From tales inspired by the minutiae of our day-to-day lives to paranoid ruminations of impending apocalypse, ‘The Story Is…’, sees Skinny Lister deliver their most lyrically and conceptually complex offering to date. Coupled with a veritable sonic smorgasbord of new sounds and songcraft, there are plenty of tell-tale signs that ring true of a band on stimulated form and at the top of their game. From the new wave nuances of The Jam’s classic output (‘Cause for Chorus’) to vintage ska-janglings (‘Second Amendment’), not to mention lashings of the band’s trademarkedly barnstorming folk-punk too (‘Rattle & Roar’, ‘Sometimes So It Goes’), the sextet’s latest release not only sees them expand their horizons but arguably finds them in the most potent pop form of their career.

Produced and mixed by the highly capable Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap), ’The Story is…’ is released via Xtra Mile Recordings on 1st March 2019. Pre-order the album here: https://shop.skinnylister.com
But the story doesn’t end here. With one of the most reputable live shows in the business (hailed as “a deafening and visceral experience” – The Independent, 5/5), Skinny Lister will also be touring ‘The Story Is…’ with a series of their tenacious live shows across the UK & Europe in 2019.

Don’t miss your chance to become part of their latest adventures as the band embark on a two-leg UK tour, plus fix dates in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Holland and Belgium throughout the Spring. (Dates below).

Tickets for all dates will go on general sale Friday 2nd November, with pre-sale available today from: https://shop.skinnylister.com

Since 2009, Skinny Lister, have never done things by half measures. Passing the growing flagon of their experiences with every album and tour, they’ve led an endless parade gathering fans old and new, from the respected folk circuit to the riotous Download Festival, igniting pogoing mosh-pits at each. Over the past ten years they’ve travelled from rain-soaked London to the vast arteries of the USA, upgrading from narrow boat to Salty Dog Cruise, played huge tours across Europe and North America with Frank Turner, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly as well as headlining themselves across festivals, sweatboxes and ever-larger venues. 
 
With three previous albums under their belt, Forge & Flagon, Down on Deptford Broadway and The Devil, the Heart & the Fight, the band have explored a lexicon of tastes through a whirlwind of adventures across the globe. And in 2019, Skinny Lister will open an all new chapter as they release their fourth studio LP ‘The Story Is…’.

SKINNY LISTER – ‘THE STORY IS…’

THE NEW ALBUM – OUT 1st MARCH 2019
VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS


FOR MORE INFORMATION


w/ https://skinnylister.com
 
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PRAISE FOR SKINNY LISTER
 
Reviews of The Devil, The Heart & The Fight:
“…considerably upped their game.” 4/5 Q Magazine album review
 
“…a deafening and visceral experience.” 5/5 Independent live review from London Garage.
 
 “Skinny Lister knows how to have a good time. Throughout their performances, there are various Celtic references, acoustic instrumentation and a ton of fun. It’s a kind of show where you need to hold onto your bootstraps.” Noisy
 
“‘The Devil, The Heart & The Fight’ sees them break their own mould, in places amplifying the popular influences on their sound yet retaining their fundamental roots.” Punktastic
 
“…(a) kaleidoscope of high-octane folk punk via Dexy’s and The Pogues.” Louder Than War
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