- Published in 2018 Lineup
Saturday 1st Sept // 19:25 // SHOREFIELDS
Roaring drunk in Hamburg. Locked in a bunker in Berlin. Tearing up the road in New York and Tokyo. The world of folk punk heroes Skinny Lister is broadening by the record as they headline some of the world’s most famous venues from London to Los Angeles. If their folk debut celebrated the sticks and their punkier second blinked in the bright lights of London, their rocked-up third, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight, saw them go global. All the while, the core of their collective being is hurtling into the night with booze fueled camaraderie shared equally between the band and their fans. And so it continues as the six-piece fling themselves from one side of the globe to another.
As folk rock’s rowdiest rabble since 2009, Skinny’s world has always been filled with adventure. They’ve held gigs in Land Rovers. They’ve sung while wing-walking. They’ve toured in a narrow boat. They’ve stomped and jigged on restaurant tables, in hotel elevators and in record label car parks. And, as their two previous albums sent them reeling into the hearts of America, the UK, Germany and Japan – on headline tours and stints with Frank Turner, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys and the Vans Warped Tour - wherever they play their lusty shanties, punk folk roar-alongs and crazed whirls of love, fighting and booze, you’ll still find them out dancing with the crowd, passing around their flagon of rum or crowd-surfing to the bar to neck shots mid-song. Make no bones – Skinny Lister are the wildest party band you’ll ever get drunk with. And you will get drunk with them.
Hear their high-octane folk pun below!