Skinny Lister

Date:Wed 10 Apr
Time:7pm doors
Venue:J1
Price:£17 adv

Launching into the new year with a seismic new single, London six-piece - SKINNY LISTER - today release ‘My Distraction’.


A premier piece of procrastination-inspired power-pop goodness, ‘My Distraction’ finds its touch points in the angular and playful sounds comparable to Blondie or The Jam at their peak. A new-wave flecked, sugar-coated thrill clocking in at just over the two-and-a half-minute mark, the single is the latest cut to be lifted from the band’s highly anticipated new album: ’The Story Is…’ (out 1st March 2019, on Xtra Mile Recordings).

On typically fun-loving form, ‘My Distraction’ is of course companioned with a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek new video that sees the band playing on the track’s themes of our tech-binging addictions. In scenes perhaps best described as ‘GoggleBox meets Star Trek’, the video finds frontwoman Lorna Thomas unexpectedly transported across space and time at the hands of her TV remote… Watch the new video here.

Offering further insight into the themes of the new single, Skinny’s Dan & Lorna say:
 
“’My Distraction’ is about being so obsessed with something that everything else falls by the wayside. When only one thing is in focus and everything else is merely background noise. Even though written initially with broader meaning, the lyrics are particularly fitting for our current fixation with modern technology and, even more particularly, our tethering of ourselves to our smart phones.”

As with the rest of the upcoming 2019 album ‘The Story Is…’ ‘My Distraction’ was recorded, produced and mixed with the producer extraordinaire Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap). The single directly follows on from previous singles ‘38 Minutes’ and title-track ‘The Story 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’).

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 support from Trapper Schoepp & The Wood Burning Savages

Running times (subject to change):

7pm: doors

7.35pm: Trapper Schoepp

8.15pm: The Wood Burning Savages

9pm: Skinny Lister

11pm: curfew

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

Doors price T.B.A.

under 14s must be accompnaied by an adult.

Running times (subject to change):

7pm: box office/ bar / doors

7.35pm: Trapper Schoepp

8.15pm: The Wood Burning Savages

9pm: Skinny Lister

11pm: curfew

All prices shown include booking fees.

 

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