The Skinner Brothers are set to release their latest single ‘Away Days’, on 12th June across all digital formats via Blaggers Records with digital distribution by Horus Music.

‘Away Days’ is an ode to missing your real passion – in the lads case, that’s football mania and is inspired by the build up to an away game during the football season, a feeling which so many are missing during lockdown’s suspension of the football season. However the song’s sentiments translate just as well towards all weekend activities, everything that’s not there anymore, day trips to the theme park, days out at the beach, and even time spent dodging the seagulls scoffing chips whilst drinking in the sunshine.

Frontman and songwriter Zachary Charles Skinner, who supports Millwall FC himself, stated “The song arose from my love of football culture, I’d been wanting to write a song that captures the essence of match-day for a long while and with “Away Days” I feel I’ve done it. The song takes inspiration from the jukebox classics played in the pubs, along with the fashion togetherness that the football brings!”

Football culture and guitar music go hand in hand, and the band state that it is one of their passions, and indeed influences their fashion sense. The band feel that the togetherness of football fans encourages camaraderie, which is desperately needed by the public during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The English FA plans to conclude this year’s Premiership and Championship, with games due to start behind closed doors on June 17th. The band will have a keen eye on the fixtures of Saturday 20th, as Millwall restart their season by welcoming Derby County. Even if football isn’t your cup of tea, we feel the song’s universal themes of missing and loss resonates across the widest of possible audiences across the last three months and beyond.

Having formed in 2018, the band quickly gained a loyal following. After touring with The Libertines, The Skinner Brothers went on to release their debut single ‘Watchu’, which has since received over 475,000 Spotify streams. Another milestone for the band soon followed, as they supported Rat Boy at Camden’s Electric Ballroom.

The Skinner Brothers devoted fan base has grown significantly over the past 12 months, particularly on Spotify. The band have achieved over 1,300,000 million streams on the platform, and this is due in part to their inclusion on editorial playlist such as Fresh Finds, Hot New Bands, and The Punk List. The band’s latest headline show, which took place in February at The Stag’s Head Hoxton, sold out in 4 hours, and the band are eager to return to the stage as they plan to headline London’s iconic 100 Club in September.

It’s hard to pinpoint The Skinner Brothers to a specific genre, as the band has an eclectic sound which draws influences from many styles including Indie Rock, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Punk.

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