2/23/2017

Skinny Lister Premiere New Video With Brooklyn Vegan, Touring U.S. With Flogging Molly

LONDON-BASED ROCK BAND SKINNY LISTER PREMIERE
NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “INJURIES” WITH BROOKLYN VEGAN


EAST COAST HEADLINE DATES IN NEW YORK CITY, WASHINGTON, DC
AND SPRING U.S. TOUR SUPPORTING FLOGGING MOLLY ANNOUNCED

THE DEVIL, THE HEART & THE FIGHT IN STORES AND ONLINE NOW
VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS

“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.” – Noisey

“…a visceral and deafening experience.” – The Independent (5-out-of-5)

“…considerably upped their game.” – Q Magazine (5-out-of-5)


WATCH: “INJURIES” (VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN)



Photo: Ben Morse

Xtra Mile Recordings and the unstoppable, explosive force of UK six-piece Skinny Lister are pleased to present the music video for the band’s new single, “Injuries.” Taken from its recently-released studio album titled The Devil, The Heart & The Fight, “Injuries” was filmed by notable MTV Europe VJ and Rockpalast host Ingo Schmoll at Joshua Tree during the band’s biggest U.S. headline tour late last year. Premiering now with Brooklyn Vegan, “Injuries” expresses one’s necessary need to press forward despite life’s many curveballs and overall setbacks. “’Injuries' is about following your heart despite the risks, doing what you want to do with your life, and overcoming the obstacles that inevitably get thrown in your way,” said frontman Dan Heptinstall. “Shit is thrown at all of us from time to time, and 'Injuries' is a celebration of picking yourself up and battling on, and turning those experiences to your advantage.” Check out the premiere of “Injuries” via Brooklyn Vegan HERE.

Additionally, Skinny Lister recently announced a number of headline shows and appearances supporting Flogging Molly in the U.S. during March and April. Beginning in Dallas, TX on Tuesday, March 21, the tour will take in 11 evenings and hit markets such as Houston, TX on Wednesday, March 22, New Orleans, LA on Friday, March 24, Raleigh, NC on Tuesday, March 28, and feature headline performances in Washington, DC on Thursday, March 30 and New York City on Sunday, April 2. A full listing of dates can be found below with ticketing information available on Skinny Lister’s official site HERE.

If their folk debut album (Forge & Flagon, 2012) celebrated the sticks and their punkier second (Down On Deptford Broadway, 2015) blinked in the bright lights of London; their rocked-up third, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight sees Skinny Lister going global. Pieced together while on the road, and recorded over five weeks in Newcastle Under Lyme’s Silk Mill Studio in May 2016 with producer Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, The Holloways), it is Skinny Lister’s most far-reaching, exciting and accomplished album yet. It’s a full-on rock record that splashes even more punk vigour and eighties pop elements across their fervent folk canvas, taking in hints of Adam Ant and The Clash. It also brings the folk storytelling tradition bang up to date with its brutally honest and close to the knuckle lyrics of real-life stories (‘Geordie Lad’, ‘Charlie’) and on-the-road mayhem, the Pogue-ish ‘Hamburg Drunk’.

A mature, vibrant and varied record, it mingles classic Skinny folk romances (‘Grace’, ‘Reunion’) with epic rock takes on rafter-rattling shanties (‘Beat It From The Chest’) and hearty Dexys-style tributes to the fans they meet on the road (‘Fair Winds & Following Seas’), plus a hitherto unseen darker side. Take the deceptively upbeat ‘Injuries’, Dan’s ode on the bruising nature of life, or ‘Devil In Me’, in which Lorna comes on like a particularly melodic Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction: “the devil in me will come for you and you’ll pay the price for not being very nice… you took my life, I’m taking yours, that seems to me a fair trade”. Gulp.

The Devil, The Heart & The Fight is like Skinny’s previous albums gone backpacking; expanding its horizons, full of adventure, discovering itself and doing things it regrets in the morning. Have heart, ye devils, join the fight.

Skinny Lister will be making the following appearances throughout 2017. Dates below with more to be announced soon.  

March 21 - Dallas, TX – House of Blues * 
March 22 - Houston, TX – House of Blues * 
March 24 - New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater *  
March 25 - Mobile, AL – O’Daly’s Irish Pub *  
March 26 - Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues *
March 28 - Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *
March 29 - Norfolk, VA – Norva *
March 30 - Washington DC - Rock And Roll Hotel (headline)
March 31 - Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City Convention Centre *
April 01 - Rochester, NY – Rochester Dome Arena *
April 02 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (headline)
April 26 - Edinburgh, UK - Voodoo Rooms
April 27 - Sheffield, UK - The Leadmill
April 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 03 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
May 04 - Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Junction
May 05 - Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
May 06 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece Bristol (SOLD OUT)
May 09 - Southampton, UK - The Talking Heads (SOLD OUT)
May 10 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt Brighton
May 11 - London, UK - Scala
October 25 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma Vzw
October 26 - Köln, Germany - Underground Cologne
October 27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Sugarfactory
October 28 - Berlin, Germany - Musik & Frieden
October 29 - Münster, Germany - Skaters Palace Café
October 31 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust Hamburg
November 01 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
November 02 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
November 03 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
November 04 - Helsinki, Finland - TAVASTIA-klubi
November 07 - München, Germany - Hansa 39 Feierwerk
November 08 - Wien, Austria - U4 Vienna
November 09 - Linz, Austria - Stwst Stadtwerkstatt
November 10 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo Zürich
November 11 - Stuttgart, Germany - Club-CANN 

* = supporting Flogging Molly

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