New Releases

Doc Martens? Check. Flagon? Check. Folk-punk anthems? In spades.

Folk punks Skinny Lister are suited, booted, and excited to roll out their brand-new album to the masses.

Shanty Punk by name, ‘Shanty Punk’ by nature, this is arguably the definitive Skinny Lister album. And on the eve of its release the band  presented one of its jubilant highlights… With a chorus lyric borrowed from Shakespeare (via Winston Churchill), ‘Unto The Breach’ is a song about never giving up in the face of adversity. Defiant and uplifting, Dan Heptinstall from the band explains:

“It’s about holding on to belief when all hope seems lost. We all face those moments in life, and this track is like a little pep talk to help you get back up on your feet and carry on. It’s also another stomper built for playing live, and we look forward to adding it to the set list on our upcoming tours.”

Featuring all of the classic calling cards we’ve come to expect from the Skinnies, the video for ‘Unto The Breach’ follows the band as they scale a disused industrial slag heap to emerge battered, bruised, but all conquering, for one of the performances of their lives.

As Dan remembers: “We had a lot of fun filming the video for this one. We tasked ourselves with hauling our instruments up to the top of a dirty old disused slag heap, where we performed a breezy hilltop version of the song… it was a great view when we finally made it up there!’

Very much embodying the brothers-in-arms spirit of ‘Shanty Punk’, Skinny Lister’s sixth album together is streaming everywhere from midnight tonight (via Xtra Mile Recordings). Featuring the sweet country two-step of “Mantra’ and the full-force folk/punk of ‘Company Of The Bar’, these singles and its 11-song tracklist tell the story of Skinny Lister through their eyes.

“Shanty Punk is our concept album – and the concept is Skinny Lister.” says Dan. “It felt to us like it was time to touch base and celebrate the essence of the band.”

LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2
23 CARLISLE The Brickyard
24 GLASGOW King Tuts
25 BELFAST Voodoo
26 DUBLIN Grand Social
30 NORWICH Arts Centre
HULL Social
03 SHEFFIELD Leadmill
08 SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
09 PLYMOUTH The Depo
10 SWANSEA Sin City
14 BRISTOL The Fleece
16 LONDON Lafayette

24 – Antwerp, Trix Bar
25 – Haarlem, Het Patronaat
26 – Eindhoven, Effenaar
27 – Cologne, Luxor
28 – Frankfurt, Das Bett
29 – Stuttgart, Im Wizemann
31 – Solothurn, Kofmehl

1 – Luzern, Sedel Club
2 – Munich, Ampere
3 – Vienna, Arena
4 – Prague, Kasarny Karlin
6 – Dresden, Beatpol
7 – Berlin, Hole44
8 – Hamburg, Knust
9 – Utrecht, Tivoli De Helling
10 – Paris, Le Boule Noire
Tickets for all shows across the UK and Europe are on sale now HERE.

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