Back with a bounce – SKINNY LISTER – return with an irrepressible new single: “Bavaria Area”.
A joyful burst of ska-punk meets new-wave energy, the London sextet are back with a track that is primed for crowd pogoing madness as they anticipate an extensive run of live gigs for 2021-22
Joining the bill of Xtra Mile Recordings’ ‘The Gathering’ festival shows from this June, the folk/punk favourites will be supporting Frank Turner at his Lost Evenings IV Festival at Roundhouse, London before headlining their own UK tour later this year. Offering ample support to ska stalwarts Less Than Jake for their huge UK dates in 2022, Skinny Lister will also be reconnecting with their friends in Germany during a string of headline shows in the country next year. (Full dates and details can be found below).
With a reputation for one of the most notorious live shows on the circuit, the Skinnies have been positively itching to get back out on the road. And their new single, “Bavaria Area” finds them reminiscing about the moments good, bad and ugly that come with the rock’n’roll touring lifestyle…
Reflecting on one particularly hair-raising instance that inspired their latest single, Dan from Skinny Lister tells:
“Firstly, it’s worth noting that we love Bavaria. It’s a stunning part of the world and our fans and shows there are some of the best, as they are across the whole of Germany!
However, for some reason, when touring the area, we often seem to attract the unwanted attention of Bavarian police. ‘Bavaria Area’ is a tongue-in-cheek recollection of one of our many experiences of being pulled over. On this particular occasion we were ominously led off the road into a large garage, the shutter was brought down behind us and we were thoroughly quizzed and searched. Sniffer dogs were even brought out to check if we were carrying any dodgy substances. Fortunately, we weren’t.
It was a slightly unnerving experience, not to mention an unscheduled delay as we were heading to our next show! And to top it off, after only 15 minutes down the road after being allowed to continue, we were again pulled over by different officers, who alarmingly pulled on rubber gloves as they approached our van! Anyway – we got a song out of it so not all bad. And we can’t wait to return to Bavaria when we hit Munich as part of our German Tour in June 2022. Prost!”
Arriving as their first new music of 2021, “Bavaria Area” follows recent single: “Shout It Out”, released in December 2020 and the band’s special fifth anniversary re-issue of their breakthrough album: ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’.
Now, with the promise of new shows, festivals and new material all on the horizon; Skinny Lister are raring to get out and do it all again.
Beginning summer with a mighty bang, new single “Bavaria Area” is released 18th June 2021. Join Skinny Lister at these dates and venues as follows:
SKINNY LISTER TOUR DATES 2021/22
19 June – THE GATHERING (acoustic trio performance) with Frank Turner – The Big Sheep, Bideford
18 July – FOLK BY THE OAK – Herts, UK
7 Aug – THE GATHERING (acoustic trio performance) with Frank Turner – Cheese & Grain, Frome
8 Aug – THE GATHERING (acoustic trio performance) with Frank Turner – Cheese & Grain, Frome
3 Sept – THE GATHERING (acoustic trio performance) with Frank Turner – Zebedee’s Yard, Hull
19 Sept – Lost Evenings IV – Roundhouse, London
UK HEADLINE TOUR
11 November – OXFORD (special guests The Longest Johns) O2 Academy
12 November – NORWICH (special guests The Longest Johns) Arts Centre
13 November – CARDIFF (special guests The Longest Johns) The Globe
17 November – READING (special guests The Longest Johns) Sub 89
18 November – BRISTOL The Fleece
19 November – MANCHESTER (special guests The Longest Johns) Gorilla
20 November – BIRMINGHAM (special guests The Longest Johns) O2 Institute 2
24 November – LEEDS (special guests The Longest Johns) The Wardrobe
25 November – NOTTINGHAM (special guests The Longest Johns) Rescue Rooms
26 November – NEWCASTLE (special guests The Longest Johns) The Cluny
27 November – GLASGOW King Tuts
10 December- SOUTHAMPTON (special guests The Longest Johns) 1865
11December – LONDON The Garage
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LESS THAN JAKE SUPPORT SHOWS
March 31 – GLASGOW (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 Academy
April 1 – NEWCASTLE (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 City Hall
April 2 – LEEDS (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 Academy
April 3 – MANCHESTER (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 Ritz
April 5 – LEICESTER (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 Academy
April 6 – BIRMINGHAM (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 Institute
April 7 – BOURNEMOUTH (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 Academy
April 8 – BRISTOL (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 Academy
April 9 – LONDON (supporting Less Than Jake) O2 Forum Kentish Town