Not long now until the release of the band’s new record!
Following the explosive punk of 38 Minutes, the ambient title-track The Story Is…, and the New Wave fizz of My Distraction, Rattle & Roar arrives as another sonic curveball to any listener trying to guess how this Story will end when the upcoming album drops on 1 March 2019 via Xtra Mile Recordings.
Harking back to the band’s earnest beginnings as intrepid folk-roots revivalists, Rattle & Roar, is a rum-slugging, foot-stomping, good-time tune. A souped-up shanty that wouldn’t sound amiss if sung from lungs of any crew heartily navigating the seven-seas, Skinny Lister it seems found inspiration for their latest track in the most fitting of situations.
As Daniel Heptinstall of the band explains: “From John Kanaka, via Raise A Wreck and Beat It From The Chest, we’ve always been keen to include a shanty element on our albums. Singing sea shanties in our local folk club is a big part of the band’s early history. Rattle & Roar though, was actually written while on board Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise last year – a great punk rock festival on a boat that sails around the Bahamas. I like to feel this has infused the track with some extra saltiness!”
As with the rest of the upcoming fourth studio release: The Story Is…, Rattle & Roar was recorded, produced and mixed with the producer extraordinaire Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap).
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).
With one of the most reputable live shows in the business, Skinny Lister will also be touring The Story Is… with a series of their tenacious live shows across the UK & Europe in 2019.
Here’s your Skinny Lister UK live dates:
28 February – Brighton Concorde 2
1 March – Norwich Arts Centre
2 March – Southampton 1865
6 March – Bristol Fleece
7 March – Glasgow King Tuts
8 March – Leeds Key Club
9 March – Leicester Academy
3 April – Edinburgh The Mash House
4 April – Newcastle Riverside
5 April – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
6 April – Manchester Club Academy 2
10 April – Cambridge Junction 1
11 April – London Electric Ballroom