UK rock band Skinny Lister have announced its upcoming spring U.S. tour dates with The Bouncing Souls and The Bronx. Supporting The Bouncing Souls on their 30th anniversary tour, Skinny Lister will be featured on the run from May 2-12, including a double-header in Denver, CO on May 2 and 3, Salt Lake City, UT on May 4, Seattle, WA on May 6, Portland, OR on May 7, Berkeley, CA on May 9, San Diego, CA on May 10, Los Angeles, CA on May 11, and Santa Ana, CA on May 12. After the tour, the band will be performing as part of the Xtra Mile Recordings night at Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings III in Boston, MA on Sunday, May 19 alongside Against Me! and Trapper Schoepp. More info can be found on the band’s official website HERE and tickets will go on sale this Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m. local time.
Additionally, the band recently released the music video for its latest single, “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. The tongue-in-cheek clip 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.
Out on Friday, March 1 via Xtra Mile Recordings (pre-order), The Story Is… was produced and mixed by Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap) and is a loosely-based concept album that anthologizes a series of personal vignettes inspired by a chaotic few years for the band & binds them into 14 tracks of unmistakably Skinny-sounding rock ’n’ roll.
With three previous albums under their belt, Forge & Flagon, Down on Deptford Broadway and The Devil, the Heart & the Fight, Skinny Lister have explored a lexicon of tastes through a whirlwind of adventures across the globe. And in 2019, the band will open an all-new chapter as they release their fourth studio LP, The Story Is…
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 trademark 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.
Since 2009, the band has 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.
Skinny Lister will be making the following U.S. appearances during May. Dates below with more to be announced soon.
02 – Denver, CO *
03 – Denver, CO *
04 – Salt Lake City, UT *
06 – Seattle, WA *
07 – Portland, OR *
09 – Berkeley, CA *
10 – San Diego, CA *
11 – Los Angeles, CA *
12 – Santa Ana, CA *
19 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues (Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings III)
* - supporting The Bouncing Souls and The Bronx w/ Sharp/Shock