‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ album OUT NOW!

New album ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ OUT NOW. Available on CD, Vinyl & Download. Party time!

NME Magazine – 8/10 ‘Embrace your inner Pogue’
London Evening Standard – 4/5 ‘It’s hard to imagine anything more mischievous.’
The Guardian – ‘…channels the riotous spirit of their beer-swilling live shows.’

Exclusive FULL New Album Stream!

Skinny friends! Only a week until ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ is released to the world.

Can’t quite wait that long? Well courtesy of The Guardian you can stream the album in it’s entirety here: FULL ALBUM STREAM

‘Channels the riotous spirit of their beer-swilling live shows.’ The Guardian

‘Release your inner Pogue.’ 8/10 NME

‘Front Runner for folk album of the year.’ 5/5 Chimeo

‘This is the sound of a band who have found their own sound with aplomb!’ FATEA

Order ‘Down On Deptford Broadway':

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Skinny Lister – SPRING UK TOUR

To celebrate the release of the album, we’re very excited to announce that tickets are NOW ON SALE for our next UK Tour. With special guest Sean McGowan joining us for all shows. Click on the links and get your tickets NOW!!

April 22nd – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow Venues – Tickets
April 23rd – GLASGOW – Nice ‘n’ Sleazy – Tickets
April 24th – EDINBURGH – Voodoo Rooms – Tickets
April 25th – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Cluny 2 – Tickets
April 28th – MANCHESTER – The Deaf Institute – Tickets
April 29th – LEEDS – The Brudenell Social Club – Tickets
April 30th – SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill – Tickets
May 1st – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega – Tickets
May 2nd – CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Junction 2 – Tickets
May 5th – BRISTOL – Exchange Bristol – Tickets
May 6th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach – Tickets
May 7th – LONDON – O2 Academy Islington – Tickets
May 8th – NORWICH – Waterfront Studio – Tickets
May 9th – LEICESTER – O2 Academy2 Leicester – Tickets


SXSW – the rest.!

So we had every intention of writing a blog every day at SXSW but that obviously didn’t happen so to put it short…

St. Patrick’s Day was crazy as expected.



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Green t-shirts and drinks a plenty with a queue outside…Irish dancers, bass Crowd surfing, table top dancing and shoulder riding all featured at some point and afterwards we head out…somewhere….not sure where. I can’t remember. Oooh maybe we met up with the guys from Beats Delicious, and maybe we queued somewhere and didn’t get in, oh and then free vodka…its morning. Early. And the alarm has gone. Got to get up and play the Convention Centre…what’s this going to be like…? Hungover as hell. Never followed a presentation before! We get going and survive it before having to peg it down to Cedar Street Courtyard – an outdoor gig on FLOODfest stage playing before Carl Barât & The Jackals and Frank Turner. A much more favourable setting. We relieved to be back in a true gig setting and have a great fun time.


A bit of press after that for Billboard, Flood Magazine & The CW Austin (see the interview here) then we’re out again…we see Dead Sarah play an unofficial gig which totally rocked..Then it’s Thursday and we can hardly believe the week is nearly over?!@! We share tacos at El Ranchos new house guests Arrows of Love, a London based band and they’re ACE!


We do an interactive Q&A in the house backyard with a Stetson, dungers and beer and then it’s time to pack and get into town as we leave at 3am and there’s no plan to pass on free drinks whilst we still can. I have a quick interview with There Goes The Fear, then we have some free drinks then meet up with our good friend John Halperin before heading to Lamberts BBQ to play our final showcase. The place is very quiet on arrival so we get a little worried but after a few beers we get ready and when I head back upstairs the room has filled and I get quite excited! It’s a blast of course!


Truly flattered to see Kevin Lyman at the end apologising for missing the show but explaining he got knocked off his bike rushing to see us. Eternally grateful Kevin. Nice to chat!

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Then we hoof it to see Arrows of Love but miss that…we all drink though and then someone says it’s time to go. See you later SXSW. See you later Austin…we will be back! (DETERMINED)


Here we are! Austin. Texas. SXSW. After a long trip on a plane from the 1970’s with communal TVs that had squiggly receptions, sarky air hostesses and a lack of any decent food, we are relieved to arrive, albeit with a case of the delirium giggles. We are once again ready to get knee deep in music. Sure, some of us might be suffering from a bad case of man flu (Ahem, Dan), but we are excited to once more be playing our hearts out in America. We were greeted by the amazing Mr. Dave Dale and after a quick catch up, he shipped us to his pad, the World Famous Berkman House.
Yesterday, in true Skinny fashion, we sacked off sleep and rocked our way to Driftwood, a little town outside Austin and played a show for the wonderful people at Beats Delicious. They’re a fantastic organization that pairs indie bands with indie chefs in specially curated and intimate concert settings. If you get a chance, check them out! It was a great way to start a hectic week…lounging in sun chairs in a nice pad with gin and juice…endless gin and juice!
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After the show, you’d think we’d come back to our accommodations and get a little nap in. But nope. On to the next show. We headed to the British Music Embassy at Latitude for yet another lesson in partying and delirium. The show was amazing. A full house and a full bar. Thanks for having us UKTI. We saw some old friends and met some new ones. Not bad for the first day at SXSW! We laugh in the face of jetlag!
After the show we wandered around Downtown like zombies totally forgetting where everything is and where we need to go. However, a very nice Austin local pointed us in a direction we liked the look of and before we knew it, we were home with a beer in hand and the thought of sweet sleep drifting through our tired heads.
See you tomorrow Austin! Zzzzzzz….

‘Cathy’ Video Premiere!

It’s finally here! Check out the video for new Skinny single ‘Cathy’, and watch us get to grips with some slippery suckers…

Download ‘Cathy’ here. The track is taken from the album ‘Down On Deptford Braodway’ available for pre-order here

Upcoming UK Tour Dates:

April 22nd – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow Venues – Tickets

April 23rd – GLASGOW – Nice ‘n’ Sleazy – Tickets

April 24th – EDINBURGH – Voodoo Rooms – Tickets

April 25th – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Cluny 2 – Tickets

April 28th – MANCHESTER – The Deaf Institute – Tickets

April 29th – LEEDS – The Brudenell Social Club – Tickets

April 30th – SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill – Tickets

May 1st – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega – Tickets

May 2nd – CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Junction 2 – Tickets

May 5th – BRISTOL – Exchange Bristol – Tickets

May 6th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach – Tickets

May 7th – LONDON – O2 Academy Islington – Tickets

May 8th – NORWICH – Waterfront Studio – Tickets

May 9th – LEICESTER – O2 Academy2 Leicester – Tickets

Vids, Gigs & New Album!

Exciting times Skinny friends! As you may well know, we’ve been badgering away behind the scenes, working on artwork and videos and designing new merchandise all in preparation to release the new album ‘Down on Deptford Broadway’ on 20th April 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings!

To pre-order ‘Down on Deptford Broadway’ click here.

If you haven’t checked out the video of our live performance in Tokyo of a new song ‘This is War’ – DO IT NOW!!!

And we’re very excited to present you with a sneak listen to our next song ‘Cathy‘. The video will premier on Monday 16th February – here’s a little teaser to whet the appetite…

And what a great way to start gigging in 2015! Celebrating Independent Venue Week with two sold out shows supporting Frank Turner. An amazing couple of evenings, where we made loads of new friends and shared a pre-show shot (or two) with the man himself… Cheers!

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93 feet gig

photos by Ben Morse

We had a great time and they set us up good and proper for the gigs, which lie ahead…whoooOOOOOP!

Upcoming shows…

17th Feb Where else to be other than New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Hastings FAT Tuesday – that’s where! – http://www.hastingsfattuesday.co.uk

15th – 20th March SXSW Austin Texas – showcase dates TBA soon.

22nd March – 7th April Chuck Ragan & The Camaradaries UK & Europe support Tour – Dates & tickets

And our own UK ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ Tour:

Click on the links and get your tickets NOW!!

April 22nd – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow Venues – Tickets

April 23rd – GLASGOW – Nice ‘n’ Sleazy – Tickets

April 24th – EDINBURGH – Voodoo Rooms – Tickets

April 25th – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Cluny 2 – Tickets

April 28th – MANCHESTER – The Deaf Institute – Tickets

April 29th – LEEDS – The Brudenell Social Club – Tickets

April 30th – SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill – Tickets

May 1st – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega – Tickets

May 2nd – CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Junction 2 – Tickets

May 5th – BRISTOL – Exchange Bristol – Tickets

May 6th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach – Tickets

May 7th – LONDON – O2 Academy Islington – Tickets

May 8th – NORWICH – Waterfront Studio – Tickets

May 9th – LEICESTER – O2 Academy2 Leicester – Tickets

If you’re not around for any of these – don’t worry. Festival dates are filling up the diary and we haven’t forgotten about the States neither!

All things Skinny! New Video, New Album, UK Tour.

It’s all systems go at the moment at Skinny HQ! Our new album ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ is scheduled for release on the 20th April 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings. ‘Why so long?’ we hear you say – well, we have lots of stuff going on leading up to this exciting date believe us!

The official video for ‘Trouble On Oxford Street’ is now out and available to watch here:

This is actually a true story about when Dan got a little courageous after a few too many drinks and ruffled a punk’s mohawk. Needless to say it didn’t end well. The video is filmed on pretty much the same spot and includes live footage from our recent sold out gig at the infamous 100 Club.

Also, for a limited time only you can pre-order the album for a reduced rate of £5.99 & instantly bag yourself an mp3 of ‘Trouble on Oxford Street’ for FREE! BARGAIN! Yes – we’re feeling very generous in the lead up to Christmas – just click HERE to order your copy.


To celebrate the release of the album, we’re also very excited to announce that tickets are NOW ON SALE for our next UK Tour. Click on the links and get your tickets NOW!!


April 22nd – BIRMINGHAM – The Rainbow Venues – Tickets
April 23rd – GLASGOW – Nice ‘n’ Sleazy – Tickets
April 24th – EDINBURGH – Voodoo Rooms – Tickets
April 25th – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE – Cluny 2 – Tickets
April 28th – MANCHESTER – The Deaf Institute – Tickets
April 29th – LEEDS – The Brudenell Social Club – Tickets
April 30th – SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill – Tickets
May 1st – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega – Tickets
May 2nd – CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Junction 2 – Tickets
May 5th – BRISTOL – Exchange Bristol – Tickets
May 6th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach – Tickets
May 7th – LONDON – O2 Academy Islington – Tickets
May 8th – NORWICH – Waterfront Studio – Tickets
May 9th – LEICESTER – O2 Academy2 Leicester – Tickets


Next year is going to be very exciting with more new tracks being released in the lead up to April, European tour dates and a trip to SXSW which is to be the first of hopefully many trips to the States next year. Bring it on people!

Japan – out with a BANG!

Next morning we’re up and at it again. It’s another train journey heading back easterly to a town called Nagoya (half way to Tokyo). On arrival we dump our stuff at the hotel and head to sound check at the venue. It’s another Club Quattro – this time in a shopping mall. I can’t wait to get looking at the shops! And as soon as we’re done, taking photos and signing stuff in Tower Records, we all have a look about.

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Max darts off in a cab as he wants to find a shop recommended by someone on the previous night. You can tell he’s going with trepidation but I encourage him saying it’s an adventure!

He turns up later looking a little shell-shocked. He shows us a picture where the shop was. It looks dark and he stated that it wasn’t even open! He had to ring a doorbell as the cab had left him there in the middle of nowhere. He spoke no Japanese and they spoke no English. He didn’t buy anything and started to panic that he was going to miss the gig. Of course, we all laugh when he returns!

modern pirates shop

The gig is great fun as usual and after the show we meet some competition winners who are really great fun. Next up we meet up with Takayo who brings us lovely gifts and photos and has another photo lying on the signing bench.


Then it’s another delicious dinner. I’m drunker than I planned so bedtime is a little blurry.

Next day is our last day in Japan. Boo hoo! It’s an early start and I know it’s going to be a full day. Another train journey and then we’re picked up and heading for the festival Asagiri Jam. We can see the top of Mount Fuji above the clouds. It’s immense! It’s lucky too as there were thoughts that the festival would be cancelled due to a typhoon. Anyway, luckily the weather looks good and off we go for our last festival fun for the year! Exciting.

group shot asagire

The site looks great and we pick up our free t-shirts straight away and crack on with beer. Sota has found a fun plastic Japanese style kettle we can use for a flagon since ours was still missing (don’t worry people – this kind of thing happens especially when you’re as drunk crazy as we were that night in Tokyo).

sota kettle

It’s not the first time a flagon went missing and I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last! Anyway, we have a funny flagon, the crew set up and off we go! The crowd is immediately receptive and we have a blast! The Japanese crowd is so much fun and the 50-minute set goes way too fast!

thoms wide shot asagiri

lorna crowd asagire

We eat some lovely food and finish off a bottle of saki as we head back to Tokyo for a last night out! Larry is the DJ and he rocks the tunes that keep up awake and ready to hit the Karaoke bars. Shame that the best hotel we stay in is this one and we’re not planning on sleeping before we take off for our plane at 5am. The hotel is the one that features in James Bond film ‘You Only Live Twice’ and yep it’s pretty swanky. The Beatles also stayed here during there only Japan tour.


…we drunkenly part ways with our Japanese friends and Larry heads off to bed whilst the band head out. OUT OUT! We eat some weird food – skin on sticks.? and then its off we go for a sing a long. We pay for an hour but end up staying for 4. The glasses smash, the keys go off and there’s dancing, screeching and general fun. Whoop!

thom beers

We make it home in time for some room service and another beer before it’s time to get picked up. The encounter at the airport is pretty shocking. I remember a bottle of rum being confiscated at security and then its sleeeeeeep on the VERY long plane journey home. Thank you for making us feel like rock stars Japan! We LOVE IT!

Japan – great to be back!

Yes. Skinny Lister are returning to Japan after our last momentous set of gigs at Fuji Rock last year. Amazing! We are all very excited ad as soon as we arrive (first thing in the morning) we hit Shibuya for green tea and food. None of us really have a clue what we’ve ordered but no one is disappointed when it arrives. De-lish!!

shabuya crossing

The first couple of days involve acclimatising and long nights awake. Jet lag is immense! Beer helps for the first few hours of sleep but not to get through the night. Maybe its because we’re all over stimulated by the Supermanesque music which blasts out over the streets, or the large amount of people and bright lights going on in the city. One thing we were all overwhelmed with was a kind of gambling game called Pachinko, but instead of winning money you collect a tray of barbarians. The noise is ridiculous as the balls fly out of the machines!


Monday – work starts. It’s great to see Sota, our label manager from Uncle Owen Records and, Chris and Sasha from Smash! Lucky to have such a crew!


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First off we have 3 interviews. The first is for a website called British Music in Japan, then there is one for CD Journal and then one for the amazing named magazine called Bollocks! In theory we thought these meetings wouldn’t last very long but as we start into it we realize it’s going to take a while. The interpretations, even of short answers, seem to take forever. It’s great watching the listeners face and trying to guess which part they’re laughing at. Anyway, Go is the interviewer for Bollocks magazine and he also plays penny whistle in a Celtic punk band called Junior so we invite him to come and join us on stage for a couple of songs at the Tokyo gig. He accepts so we’re looking forward to that!


Next day we head to Inter FM radio station to do a live set and interview with Ready Stead George. It’s great fun and all over too quickly.

ready steady george

Back to the hotel and then Thom, Dan and I are off to Rockin On Magazine, which is a huge music magazine in Japan. After that we all met up and I went with our interpreter Satchi to a Japanese Onsen (hot spa) whilst the fellas had king of sushi! It’s always nice to have a bit of girl time!! The best bit was a bath filled with silk water – completely opaque and left a silky smooth finish! After that we met up again and went for drinks at our friend Buchi’s bar Café and Diner Studio. It was his birthday too so a cake and sing-a-long was necessary of course! We also had a little lesson in writing our names.


Wednesday is gig day and we can’t wait! We roll out of bed into a rehearsal room – a rude awakening but we want to make sure all is tight. It’s our first gig with the Mule returned so it feels good when it all comes together. After rehearsal we take some pictures in HMV and tower records and then head to sound check. The venue looks great and the rider even better with whole platters of sushi, beer rum and whiskey. Yum. Before the show we meet some competition winners who bring us saki and a great musical card this sets us right up for a 90 minute set. Whoop! It’s a party! There’s moshing, singing and jumping and I see the flagon bump around the crowd. Amazing times! We all get too excited, get drunk and then my last memory is being dancing on the bar and being carried to a table to dance there.

Thursday’s schedule is hectic. We catch a bullet train to Osaka, a large city to the west of Tokyo. Feeling a little worse for wear but good to travel a bit.

train ride

We have to sign a few things at two different Tower Record stores and then before we know it it’s time to get on stage. The party starts again and then dinner afterwards is always blooming good. One night we had Shabu Shabu where you cook your own meat in bubbling oil in the middle of the table. Loadsa fun!

Anyway, here’s a picture of Larry!


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