WATCH “THIS IS WAR” FROM DOWN ON DEPTFORD BROADWAY:
Following a triumphant week at SXSW recently and currently on tour in Europe supporting Chuck Ragan, London-based folk band Skinny Lister have released another track titled “This Is War” from their forthcoming sophomore album, Down On Deptford Broadway, out April 20, 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Against Me!, Mineral). An uplifting, fast-tempo call to arms, “This Is War” perfectly captures the band’s infectious energy at their fist-pumping, foot-stomping best.
Produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, Lucero), Down On Deptford Broadway is an album packed with smart songwriting that joins elements of folk with the attitude of punk and rock ‘n’ roll that bursts with sing-along choruses and uptempo numbers that solidly compliment the band’s legendary live spirit. The last single from the album, “Trouble On Oxford Street,” garnered support from Steve Lamacq at 6Music and John Kennedy at XFM.
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The band is currently on tour with Chuck Ragan in the UK and Europe throughout March before embarking on their own headline tour throughout April & May.
From day one, Skinny Lister set out to cause chaos and make friends, traveling to the four corners of the globe plying their unique rum-soaked blend of English folk and punk rock anarchy. From Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival to the desert stage of California’s prestigious Coachella, via the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury and many a festival across Europe and beyond, Skinny Lister are an experience never to be forgotten.
They’ve held gigs in Land Rovers. They’ve sung while wing-walking. They’ve toured in a narrow boat. They’ve stomped and jigged on restaurant tables, in hotel elevators and in record label parking lots. And wherever they play their lusty shanties, punk folk roar-alongs and crazed whirls of love, fighting and hardcore drinking – you’ll find them out dancing with the crowd, passing around their flagon of rum or crowd-surfing to the bar to neck shots mid-song. Make no bones – Skinny Lister are the wildest party band you’ll ever get drunk with. And you will get drunk with them.
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