A premier piece of procrastination-inspired power-pop goodness, ‘My Distraction’ finds its touch points in the angular and playful sounds comparable to Blondie or The Jam at their peak. A new-wave flecked, sugar-coated thrill clocking in at just over the two-and-a half-minute mark, the single is the latest cut to be lifted from the band’s highly anticipated new album: ’The Story Is…’ (out 1st March 2019, on Xtra Mile Recordings).
On typically fun-loving form, ‘My Distraction’ is of course companioned with a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek new video that sees the band playing on the track’s themes of our tech-binging addictions. In scenes perhaps best described as ‘GoggleBox meets Star Trek’, the video finds frontwoman Lorna Thomas unexpectedly transported across space and time at the hands of her TV remote…
As with the rest of the upcoming 2019 album ‘The Story Is…’ ‘My Distraction’ was recorded, produced and mixed with the producer extraordinaire Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap). The single directly follows on from previoussingles ‘38 Minutes’ and title-track ‘The Story Is…’.
A loosely-based concept album, ‘The Story Is…’ anthologises a series of personal vignettes inspired by a chaotic few years for the band and binds them into 14 tracks of unmistakably Skinny-sounding rock’n’roll. Gather-in close and lend your ears as Skinny Lister rifle through ‘The Story Is…’ and pull out: scorched stories of aggravated arsonists (‘Artist Arsonist’), rib-tickling tales of regretful re-fuellings (‘Diesel Vehicle’), and even polemic pleas inspired by some of life’s hardest lessons (‘Stop & Breathe’).
UK TOUR – LEG 1
28th – Brighton Concorde 2
1st – Norwich Arts Centre
2nd – Southampton 1865
6th – Bristol Fleece
7th – Glasgow King Tuts
8th – Leeds Key Club
9th – Leicester Academy
UK TOUR – LEG 2: APRIL
3rd – Edinburgh The Mash House
4th – Newcastle Riverside
5th – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
6th – Manchester Club Academy 2
10th – Cambridge Junction 1
11th – London Electric Ballroom
’The Story is…’ is released via Xtra Mile Recordings on 1st March 2019. Pre-order the album here: https://skinnylister.lnk.to/
With one of the most reputable live shows in the business (hailed as “a deafening and visceral experience” – The Independent, 5/5), Skinny Lister will also be touring ‘The Story Is…’ with a series of their tenacious live shows across the UK & Europe in 2019.
Tickets for all dates are on sale now from:
SKINNY LISTER – ‘THE STORY IS…’THE NEW ALBUM – OUT 1st MARCH 2019 VIA XTRA MILE RECORDINGS