‘The Skinner Brothers - Iconic EP’
With the festival season rolling over again, there is a danger of some billed artists being obsolete by the time the live music eventually returns to the stages. On the flip side there are going to be some big banging fresh tunes to emerge following lock-down from artists the masses have yet to hear and if I was a betting man I’d have a punt on The Skinner Brothers being one of those to erupt!
4 Track EP, Iconic gives off all the signs of a band ready to stake their claim for a spot on those refreshed main stage festival bills. Title track ‘Iconic’ instantly slaps the listener awake with infectious guitars alongside front-man Zac’s swaggering vocal. This is a big banger, an explosive statement with the vocal delivery emitting a palpable edgy attitude that will resonate with lads on the terraces across the land. With Zac sporting a pair of boxing gloves on the EP cover, it’s no surprise as he sings “I need to get on it” imagery of a boxer walking out to the ring springs to mind. ‘Iconic’ hits hard, ignites a fire in your belly and gets the blood pumping!
Second track, ‘M.O.R.E’ is hypnotic and has a dirty hook that grabs and doesn’t let go. There’s a lot going on here with Skinner fusing his musical influences together throughout as the track builds into a rousing anthem. ‘Low’ follows, a charged-up T-Rex style stomper, lyrically documenting the weekly journey of the weekend high and then the “low, low, low”.
Inspired by songwriter Zac’s time hanging with the Millwall mob, an acoustic version of last year’s soaring ‘Away Days’ concludes the EP and leaves no doubt the hard-hitting Skinner Brothers are destined for the big time.
Essential listening for the post-lockdown generation!
Words: Bazza Mills
THE NEW EP ‘ICONIC’ IS OUT NOW - LISTEN HERE
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While live shows have been off the agenda for so long, The Skinner Brothers are determined to make up for lost time. Their upcoming biggest headline show to date at London’s 100 Club sold-out in just four hours, which resulted in the addition of a second night in October. They’re also confirmed to play three huge outdoor summer shows with The Streets. The dates are:
16th - Southampton, The Joiners (with The Dead Freights)
13th - London, 100 Club (HEADLINE SHOW - SOLD OUT)
21st - London, Crystal Palace Bowl (with The Streets)
22nd - London, Crystal Palace Bowl (with The Streets)
24th - Manchester, Castlefield Bowl (with The Streets)
23rd - London, 100 CLUB (HEADLINE SHOW - ADDED DATE)
2nd - Leeds, Temple Newsam Park (with The Music)
ph Connor Hill