Recently, SKINNY LISTER proudly presented the action-packed new music video for new single Second Amendment.
A microcosmic period drama with a Skinny-twist, the new video finds the London sextet cast as pilgrims crossing the ocean in search of a new home.
Dressed head-to-toe in costume typical of the 18th Century, the good ship Skinny and its crew make ground upon the shores of a strange new land: America. Though it quickly becomes apparent they may not be first settlers to arrive there…
Speaking about the adventurous new video, frontman Dan Heptinstall says:
“As well as being a great excuse to dress up in late 18th century costume, the video is designed to illustrate how out of step the Second Amendment is with the modern world. Wearing clothes contemporary to its creation, we land from the sea into a modern age where we’re completely out of place. The muskets are fake by the way!”
An anthemic punk-shanty that slinks along a jangly guitar line reminiscent of The Smiths, Second Amendment is the latest single from Skinny Lister. Originally, one of the highlights of their Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap) produced 2019 album ‘he Story Is…, the current single version of the track has now been given a fresh lease of life with a brand new mix especially for its autumn release.
One of the most political tracks on The Story Is…, the song is written in direct reference to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. A controversial subject that is hotly debated across America, the track has opened up thought provoking conversations with Skinny’s many friends and fans in the USA whilst on tour.
Touring the new single along with their fourth studio release The Story Is… across the world throughout 2019, the punk sextet now set their sights on a second lap of the US and Canada on their current tour with The Interrupters (16 Oct – 9 Nov). The six-piece will then jet back to the UK for a run of headline dates in the run up to Christmas.
They have announced several dates in Yorkshire with the band performing at The Parish in Huddersfield on November 28th, The Crescent in York on November 29th, The Polar Bear in York on December 7th, The Leadmill in Sheffield on December 11th, and Wroot Rocks in Doncaster on December 13th.