UK’s Skinny Lister: Folk-Punk Powerhouses Announce New Album and North American Tour! Skinny Lister
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

Skinny Lister’s forthcoming album and energetic North American tour showcase their evolving folk-punk sound, captivating audiences with infectious melodies and storytelling prowess.

Since their formation in 2009, Skinny Lister has carved a unique space within the British folk scene with their raucous, energetic sound and captivating live performances. The band's evolution and resilience are evident throughout their career, marked by line-up changes, genre experimentation, and a dedicated following. Skinny Lister's early years saw the band emerge from the vibrant folk clubs of Greenwich, London, where founding members Dan Heptinstall, Sam Brace, and Dan Gray honed their musical skills.

Finally Skinny Lister is back with their sixth studio album, set to release on October 20. Titled Shanty Punk, this highly anticipated record promises a vibrant blend of chest-thumping anthems, shanty sing-a-longs, and folk-punk classics that demand to be experienced live. The album is a concept piece that delves deep into the band's folk roots, showcasing their signature energy and storytelling prowess.

The first taste of what's to come is their new single, "Company of the Bar," a raucous track that captures the essence of Skinny Lister's music. It seamlessly combines three recurring themes in the band's repertoire: drinking, traveling, and the sea. With its driving rhythm and unapologetic celebration of camaraderie and good times, "Company of the Bar" encapsulates the heart and soul of Skinny Lister's philosophy. This infectious anthem is bound to get audiences up on their feet, singing and raising their glasses in unison.

Skinny Lister's journey as a folk-punk powerhouse continues to captivate audiences around the world. Their commitment to storytelling, infectious melodies, and electrifying live performances has solidified their status as a beloved and ever-evolving force in the British music scene. As they navigate the next chapter of their musical journey, fans eagerly anticipate the energetic performances that have become synonymous with the Skinny Lister experience. Dates are listed below

19 — Philadelphia, PA — Milkboy *
20 — Brooklyn, NY — Meadows *
21 — Boston, MA — Middle East *
22 — Montreal, QC — Foufounes *
24 — Toronto, ON — Lee’s Place *
25 — Detroit, MI — Loving Touch *
26 — Grand Rapids, MI — Pyramid Scheme *
27 — Milwaukee, WI — Xray Arcade *
28 — Chicago, IL — Beat Kitchen *
30 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop *
31 — Pittsburgh, PA — Thunderbird *

02 — Washington, DC — Jammin Java
03 — Richmond, VA — Richmond Music Hall *
04 — Charleston, SC — Music Farm *
05 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade Hell *
06 — Orlando,FL —  Conduit *
08 — 13 — Miami, FL — Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise

* — PET NEEDS, Bandaid Brigade supporting

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