SKINNY LISTER are back! Their fifth studio album A Matter Of Life & Love is out 22nd October 2021 on Xtra Mile Recordings and ushers in an exciting new chapter in the band’s long and established career.
The album announcement is coupled with the release of their boisterous lead single: Damn The Amsterdam.
A band who shantied long before TikTok ticked, Damn The Amsterdam harks a return to the original rootsy Skinny Lister sound. Written about the famous Hastings shipwreck, it’s a straight-up sea shanty which echoes the style and stomp of John Kanaka from their first album Forge & Flagon.
With especially salty guest harmonies coming courtesy of folk pin-ups: The Longest Johns, Skinny Lister can confirm that the band will also be joining them on their UK headline tour throughout November and December. The Manchester and London shows are already sold out.
Written over the past 18 months, Skinny Lister’s new album A Matter Of Life & Love is in essence a collection of true stories and feelings that have really ‘mattered’ to them.
Opening-up about recording the new record and what to expect, Dan Heptinstall says:
“It’s great to have made it to album number 5, and we can’t wait to see what further adventures lay in store for us as we get it out there on the road and into the world!… This has been a very liberating experience, not only allowing us to employ all that we’ve learnt from the top producers of our previous four albums, but also truly realise our own vision of the tracks. We’re very proud of the results.”
An album about camaraderie and companionship through thick and thin, to cherishing the simple things freedom brings; A Matter Of Life & Love finds a band brimming with a zest for life, love, music and good-times.
The band will perform at The Wardrobe in Leeds on November 24th 2021 with support from The Longest Johns. They will also support Less Than Jake at the 02 Academy in Leeds on 2nd April 2022.