Always a band unafraid of testing the limits - SKINNY LISTER - have unveiled a suitably daredevil and highly original video for new single: ‘The Story Is…’.
Filmed in New York City, the video follows first-hand the perilous ascent of an urban explorer as she scales the Big Apple’s Williamsburg Bridge in the dead of night.
With the cold dark nights closing ever tighter as the year draws toward the solstice, the soul-stirring chimes that lead Skinny’s sparkling latest single could well be the winter warmer you were looking for.
The title-track of the band’s upcoming fourth studio album (out 1 March 2019, via Xtra Mile Recordings), “The Story Is…” sees the band poetically sing about love and loss with words that will surely tug at the heart strings during this timely season of reflection. Speaking about the track’s themes, Skinny Lister say:
“Everyone has that someone or something, that to live without, would leave them incomplete. ‘The Story Is…’ is an ode to this state of complete dependence. An over-dramatic declaration of love, addiction, obsession and surrender.”
As with the rest of the upcoming long-player, “The Story Is…” was recorded, produced and mixed with the highly capable Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap). In the deep, dark hours of one particular alcohol fuelled studio late night session, Barnicott introduced the band to an old piano and a set of pitched bells and tubes. Quickly striking upon the chiming soundscapes now available at their finger tips, the band began to get experimental with their electric guitars, uniquely marrying the two to create the entrancing, ethereal melody that defines the backdrop of this irresistible new single.
“The Story Is…” arrives as the second single to be taken from Skinny Lister’s upcoming studio album of the same name, and directly follows previous single “38 Minutes”.
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’).
’The Story is…’ is released via Xtra Mile Recordings on 1st March 2019. Pre-order the album here: https://skinnylister.lnk.to/thestoryis
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.
Don’t miss your chance to become part of their latest adventures as the band embark on a two-leg UK tour, plus fix dates in Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Holland and Belgium throughout the Spring. (Dates below).
SKINNY LISTER: ‘THE STORY IS…’ 2019 TOUR
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
EUROPEAN TOUR: MARCH
13th - Berlin SO36
14th - Kiel Orange Club
15th - Erfurt Kalif Storch
16th - Prague Futurum
17th - Nurnberg Der Hirsch
19th - Frankfurt Batschkapp
20th - Wien Arena
21st - Munich Strom
22nd - Bern Bierhubeli
23rd - Zurich Dynamo
26th - Paris La Maroquinerie
27th - Rouen Le 106
28th - Amsterdam Paradiso Noord
29th - Cologne Stollwerk
30th - Antwerp Kavka
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
Tickets for all dates are on sale now from:
SKINNY LISTER - ‘THE STORY IS…’
THE NEW ALBUM - OUT 1st MARCH 2019
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