• Amy Rose

Skinny Lister hit the road this winter in support of fifth album: ‘A Matter of Life & Love’

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Following the release their much-anticipated fifth album - SKINNY LISTER - will be hitting the road for a series of UK shows this Winter. ‘A Matter of Life & Love’ is out now and you can listen to the album in full here: LISTEN TO ‘A MATTER OF LIFE & LOVE' HERE Described by the Folk/Punk stalwarts as a collection of tracks that “really matter to them”, it’s an album that pulses with blood, sweat and cheers; the first album entirely made by the band and one that celebrates all the best life has to offer.

Expressing the Skinnies’ delight to finally have the record out there, Dan Heptinstall of the band says:

“It’s great to have made it to album number 5, and we can’t wait to see what further adventures lay in store for us as we get it out there on the road and into the world! One of the notable things about this album is that it has been entirely produced, recorded and mixed by us. This has been a very liberating experience, not only allowing us to employ all that we’ve learnt from the top producers of our previous four albums, but also truly realise our own vision of the tracks. We’re very proud of the results.”

The distillation of everything that has seen the world fall for Skinny Lister’s charms, A Matter Of Life & Love is a record that swings from ska to rock, to folk-punk and traditional shanties, over the course of its 12 eclectic tracks. Teasing the release with two very different singles, the title-track ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ tipped its hat to the classic ska of Suggs and co, whilst ‘Damn The Amsterdam’, saw the band team up with The Longest Johns for a particularly salty kind of sea shanty. With the new album now out in the world, Skinny Lister (with ample support from The Longest Johns) will be bringing the spills’n’thrills of their exhilarating live show to a run of UK Shows this Winter. With tickets evaporating like cider from a communal flagon, big shows in Manchester, Newcastle and London have already SOLD OUT with Oxford, Norwich, Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow and Southampton set to follow suit within days. Catch the Skinnies while you can at the following dates and venues… But be quick! ‘A MATTER OF LIFE & LOVE’ - WINTER UK TOUR

NOVEMBER

11th - Oxford Academy 2 - Low Ticket Warning

12th - Norwich Art Centre - Low Ticket Warning

13th - Cardiff Globe

17th - Reading, Sub89

18th - Bristol Fleece * (w/ BERRIES)

19th - Manchester Gorilla SOLD OUT

20th - Birmingham Institute 2

24th - Leeds The Wardrobe - Low Ticket Warning

25th - Nottingham Rescue Room - Low Ticket Warning

26th - Newcastle Cluny - SOLD OUT

27th - Glasgow King Tuts * - Low Ticket Warning


DECEMBER

10th - Southampton 1865 - Low Ticket Warning

11th - London Garage SOLD OUT *

with special guests The Longest Johns supporting except *


An album about camaraderie and companionship through thick and thin, to cherishing the simple things freedom brings; ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ finds Skinny Lister brimming with a zest for life, love, music and good-times. It’s released everywhere today (22 October), via Xtra Mile Recordings.



SKINNY LISTER - ‘A MATTER OF LIFE & LOVE’ - OUT NOW, VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS. STREAM HERE: HTTPS://ORCD.CO/AMATTEROFLIFEANDLOVE

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ABOUT 'A MATTER OF LIFE & LOVE'

Written over the past 18 months, Skinny Lister’s new album A Matter Of Life & Love is in essence a collection of true stories and feelings that have really ‘mattered’ to them.

While the album contains all the typically enlivening tales from the road that have made Skinny Lister the stuff of festival legend, from disturbing touring tales of being pulled over by Bavarian police (‘Bavaria Area’) to full throttle airport drinking songs (‘Breakfast At Heathrow’); dig deeper and you’ll find a record that might well be their most personal and profound yet. Centrepiece and title-track, ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’, stands at the very heart of the album. Crystallising the record’s core themes with a Madness-esque playfulness, it’s a poppy and poignant reminder to recognise the moments in life that really matter, however trivial or throwaway they may seem at the time. “It’s a sentiment likely borne out of those months of enforced limited social contact endured over the past few months” reflects Dan. And one not likely to be taken for granted by anyone, or any band for that matter, any time soon. The Skinnies’ admirable ‘in this together’ ethos is echoed through stirring anthems such as ‘Shout It Out’ and ‘Shoulder To Shoulder’, which offer rousing singalongs primed and ready for a new age of live music. Skinny Lister’s adept ability for a heartstring plucking ballad also remains evident in tracks such as ‘Embers’, an elegant folky composition led by Lorna and destined to make Skinny fans everywhere crumble. Elsewhere, the celtic-tinged, string-adorned gem ‘Bonny’s Eyes’ offers a touching tribute to the wonder of being a new parent. Bringing together all their influences and styles, from ska to rock and from folk-punk to traditional shanty, throughout its 12 tracks ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ is in many ways the distillation of everything that has seen the world fall for Skinny Lister’s charms. And yet, as the first record to be entirely written, produced, recorded and mixed by Skinny Lister themselves, it finds a band with a bolstered sense of confidence and a gleeful skip in their stride. Proving a unique opportunity for the band to create, experiment, and hone music of their own volition, it’s a process that finds a band in liberated form and realising the full Skinny Lister vision as they have always intended it. Opening-up about recording the new record and what to expect, Dan Heptinstall says: “It’s great to have made it to album number 5, and we can’t wait to see what further adventures lay in store for us as we get it out there on the road and into the world!... This has been a very liberating experience, not only allowing us to employ all that we’ve learnt from the top producers of our previous four albums, but also truly realise our own vision of the tracks. We’re very proud of the results.” Full Tracklist:

  1. Shout It Out

  2. Tough Stuff Like Us

  3. Like It’s The First Time

  4. Damn The Amsterdam ft. The Longest Johns

  5. A Matter Of Life & Love

  6. Embers

  7. Shoulder To Shoulder

  8. Bavaria Area

  9. Bonny’s Eyes

  10. Life At A Loose End

  11. Breakfast At Heathrow

  12. History

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