I’d like a pound for every time that experience has been mentioned to me by fellow newcomers - it would pay for a decent night out at least.
The band haven’t spent a great deal of time in Hastings over the past 18 months, as they’ve been touring extensively in the UK, Europe and U.S.A with the likes of Frank Turner, promoting their ‘Down on Deptford Broadway’ album. This even included a few gigs aboard a cruise ship around the Bahamas. It’s a tough job....
They may have been very busy, but that hasn’t stopped Skinny Lister writing and recording a brand new 12 track album, which is scheduled for release on 30th September, on Xtra Mile Recordings.
Called ‘The Devil, The Heart, and The Fight’, this will the bands third album, following on from 2015’s ‘Down on Deptford Broadway’ and their 2012 debut ‘Forge and Flagon’.
Having been lucky enough to have heard a few tracks from the album, I can safely say that you won’t be disappointed.
If you pre-order ‘The Devil, The Heart and The Fight’ before 28th July you will get an instant download of lead track and the first single ‘Wanted’. To do that, click here: smarturl.it/DevilHeartFigh
As if to prove that they haven’t forgotten their new adopted home town, Skinny Lister are playing a special ‘Album Announcement Party’ gig at The Albion, in Hastings, on Thursday 28th July.
This one off gig kicks off at 8pm, with support provided by Le Skiv and Ducking Punches.
Tickets for the gig are selling fast, as you can probably imagine, so don’t hang about if you want to be there yourself. They are priced at £10.
This is a band definitely on the way up, playing to bigger audiences all the time, so you wouldn’t normally get to see them quite so up close and personal, so make the most of it. If you havent seen Skinny Lister live before, I can assure you they are well worth the effort.
If you can’t make it to this gig Skinny Lister set out on a UK headline tour in October.
For more info about gigs, the new album and all things Skinny Lister, check out their website at: skinnylister.com
For tickets to The Albion gig, pop into the pub, or go to: eventbrite.co.uk