The ‘Down on Deptford Broadway’ Tour rocked!

How amazing to see so many familiar faces, meet new ones and to hear everyone singing along to new songs. I’m so institutionalized into tour life now I find it hard to think about anything other than where the hotel is, when’s load in, when’s sound check and most importantly – where’s the rum? Which is all very confusing when I wake up in my own bed!

There are some obvious highlights of the tour…recruiting Sean McGowan as shanty man, Dan drunkenly mistaking Party George for our taxi driver and asking how much he owed him, everyone at the O2 Islington Academy show singing along to Bonny Away and Dan doing some Elvis Presley style crowd hand shaking!

A few ‘off duty’ highlights (that we happen to have pics of.!) include a visit to the oldest pub in England – the amazing Jerusalem Inn in Nottingham. A stroll around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Ice creams in Norwich. Lovely stuff!

oldest pub in England


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ice cream

Our first trips to Leeds and Sheffield were a massive surprise and so much fun – sorry to the reviewer who I pushed over but still gave us a good review! Thank you. Singing and dancing in a market square in Norwich took us back to old days whilst a night out on the town with our mate Beans On Toast after the gig almost finished us off!


To end the tour in my home town of Leicester in the O2 Academy was an amazing finish! Thanks to everyone who flew over from Europe to join the tour too!

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I don’t think the Belgium girls who we kidnapped and took to the Forge for the after party knew what had hit them. So much fun! And a massive hangover now…Skinny Lister CANNOT wait to get on the road and party some more with you fine folk.

forge with sean and luke

Once again – big thanks to the amazing Seán McGowan for being such a pleasure to be on the road with. If you enjoyed Seán’s stuff, or you didn’t catch him at the shows, we urge you to check him out here: SEÁN MCGOWAN. And a final thank you and big shout-out to our unsung hero of the tour – Luke, who took care of business on and off stage and kept the Skinny machine chugging along nicely. Cheers Luke!

Don’t forget to check out our online store if you came to a show but managed to spend all your money on booze rather than merch! All updated fresh (including the numbered limited edition Skinny Lister brasses!) here: SKINNY SHOP

+ Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter which also tells you when we’re going to be in your town here: SKINNY LISTER OFFICIAL WEBSITE

And there are lots of exciting things that we can’t announce yet both here in the UK and across the pond….People of America hold on to your hats!

UK TOUR. First leg..

The UK Tour we’ve all been waiting for! Celebrating the release of ‘Down on Deptford Broadway’ at some of our favourite towns on this planet. With a couple of great reviews under our belt we’re excited to hit the road. First stop the West Midlands for a kick-off. Dinner in one of the oldest buildings in Brum sets us up for the activities and antics that lie ahead.

We’re lucky enough to have the beautifully happy Hannah Dunne helping us out with the Skinny Shop for the first leg. We set up our new merch stand mad by me mam. It looks great donning new Skinny Tour T-shirts and a lovely ladies soft light red crest T-shirt. And of course – our new shiny Horse Brass.

lorna with brass


No local band opening tonight so it’s the great fun talented Mr Sean McGowan who takes the stage first – dishing out his life history in poetry and charming the crowd immediately. Everyone’s in a great mood and we can’t wait to hit the stage.

Next stop – Glasgow – our first ever headline show up there and we’re a little nervous but no need to be. The evening sails by amazingly well with a great local opener Sunshine Social putting out beautiful sounds, followed by Sean and then us – followed by some disco dancing and too many white Russians. Michael captures a domestic violence case being put to an end by the police and we escape the bar before we find ourselves in a scrape with a local drunkard. Nice to see new friend Paul Melville there too!

Feeling slightly worse for wear we move onto Edinburgh – arriving early me and Hannah go look around the beautiful city. I have an ice-cream, Hannah gets to hold an owl!

hannah owl

We get to the amazing Voodoo Rooms in time for wine and olives before the lads need us to help load in. It’s party night in Edinbugh!

voodoo rooms crowd shot

Everyone is drunk and we are raring for a party afterwards…we pick up a cat, drink copious amounts of cocktails and then end up swimming through caramel jazz down the road…YAHTZEEE!!

edinburgh party night

Bleary eyes follow the next day – we were lucky not to get kicked out of the T-lodge when I proudly say the gang behind no. 329 were my mottly crew – whoops! I think the guy was slightly disappointed to find out I was the Tour Manager when he asked!

Last night of the first leg in Newcastle and a sold out packed house! Fun fun Fun! Thanks to Candi’s Dogs for warming up the stage. Sean came off buzzing and we went on well, danced, drank, sang and climbed.

Check out John Kanaka clip captured by Sean below:

michael vid link

mike surf the toon

Then we hit the Toon for more drinks with cousin Ben Church (wicked guitarist and singer) and Ruth and Conrad from Holy Moly and the Crackers (we celebrated Conrads birthday seriously – ending the night in Greggs at 3:30am before making it back to our very noisy hostel…

Roll on next leg!

Still to come:

April 29th – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club –
April 30th – SHEFFIELD – The Leadmill –
May 1st – NOTTINGHAM – The Bodega –
May 2nd – CAMBRIDGE – Cambridge Junction 2 –
May 5th – BRISTOL – Exchange –
May 6th – CARDIFF – Clwb Ifor Bach –
May 7th – LONDON – O2 Academy Islington –
May 8th – NORWICH – The Waterfront Norwich –
May 9th – LEICESTER – O2 Academy Leicester–

‘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!

kevin light

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!

frank shots

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! –

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!

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