Monday, October 30th
7pm doors / 8pm show
$17.50 advance / $20 day of show
+$3 at the door if under 21
2023 brings a resurgent SKINNY LISTER who kick started the year with an epic tour of the USA supporting friends Flogging Molly and Anti-Flag. Covering the full breadth of the country, the band have reignited their American fan base after a few years away, and plans are afoot for more shows in the latter part of the year including the Salt Dog Cruise in November.
Before that though, the band are busy writing and recording their sixth studio album. Their trademark shanty punk style will be front and centre of the new record, with the songs telling tales of live shows and travelling on the road. Due for release in the Autumn on Xtra Mile Recordings alongside a UK headline tour, further details on both will be unveiled soon.
SKINNY LISTER released their previous album ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ in 2021. The album entered Top 10 in the Official Indie Album Breakers Chart and No. 29 in Indie album Chart. The single ‘Damn The Amsterdam’ was added to ‘New In Rock’ Apple playlist and ‘A Matter Of Life & Love’ was ‘video of the day’ on Spin website in US.
Since then the band have performed across the UK with sold out headline tours, supported punk legends Less Than Jake, toured Europe and performed at many summer festivals, including Kendal Calling and Wickham Festival.
The band’s career continues to see them passing the growing flagon of their experiences with every album and tour. They’ve led an endless parade gathering fans old and new, from the respected folk circuit to the riotous Download Festival, igniting pogoing mosh-pits at each. Over the past ten years they’ve travelled from rain-soaked London to the vast arteries of the USA, upgrading from narrow boat to Salty Dog Cruise, played huge tours across Europe and North America with Frank Turner, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly as well as headlining themselves across festivals, sweatboxes and ever-larger venues.
PET NEEDS play fractured party music.
The band was born when guitarist George landed on his brother Johnny’s sofa in Colchester after abandoning a job in a Midlands petrol station for the dazzling lights of Essex. They didn’t have a plan. But they had guitars. With explosive live performances of singalong anti-anthems, PET NEEDS began smashing sets on stages throughout the UK, screaming stories of disastrous job interviews, self-destruction and heading down the river on an inflatable kayak. They continued throughout 2019 at a blistering pace.
As with everyone, plans for a summer filled with festivals and shows were pulled during the lockdown and the band had to have a re-think.
On the day they were meant to be playing Berlin Arena, Johnny and George went for yet another furlough walk around a reservoir. Which is where it was decided. 2020 would instead be the year for the band to finish writing and recording their debut album, Fractured Party Music. No time like the present, eh?
After meeting at Camden Rocks 2019, friend Frank Turner came on board to mix and master the record, the one man able to harness this collision of frenetic energy stored up from months bereft of live shows. Splitting everyone’s lockdown hangovers with screeching feedback, tangled wiry riffs, and sharp, cynic-baiting lyrics that are spat, chanted and hollered, this is nine months of phantom gigs pumped into 33 minutes.