Skinny Lister – 38 Minutes (Xtra Mile
Skinny Lister - 38 Minutes

Release Date: Out Now

I have been blissfully unaware of folk-punkers Skinny Lister until now but I can now consider myself blissfully aware thanks to new single ’38 minutes’. To be any concerns to bed, this isn’t a much-delayed response to So Solid Crew but is in fact a song title that references the amount of time Hawaii was under a ballistic missile alert in early 2018 which turned out to be ‘just a drill’. Surprisingly, the song itself is relatively upbeat and could easily inspire a polite mosh-pit but the chorus lyric of “This is not a drill, running for the hills” chimes out like Joe Strummer in full flow so expect inspiration to come your way. The drums rattle along, the vocal harmonies sound like a melodious alarm and the guitars stab like every panicked heartbeat of a Hawaiian who thinks their island paradise is about to become the beginning of the end of the world. Horrible story, great song. I guess that’s what you call a silver lining.

Live Dates:

28th February – Concorde 2, Brighton
1st March – Arts Centre, Norwich
2nd March – 1865, Southampton
6th March – Fleece, Bristol
7th March – King Tuts, Glasgow
8th March – Key Club, Leeds
9th March – Academy, Leicester
13th March – SO36, Berlin
14th March – Orange Club, Kiel
15th March – Kalif Storch, Erfurt
16th March – Futurum, Prague
17th March – Der Hirsch, Nurnberg
19th March – Batschkapp, Frankfurt
20th March – Arena, Wien
21st March – Storm, Munich
22nd March – Bierhubeli, Bern
23rd March – Dynamo, Zurich
26th March – La Maroquinerie, Paris
27th March – Le 106, Rouen
28th March – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam
29th March – Stollwerk, Cologne
30th March – Kavka, Antwerp
3rd April – The Mash House, Edinburgh
4th April – Riverside, Newcastle
5th April – Rescue Room, Nottingham
6th April – Club Academy 2, Manchester
10th April – Junction 1, Cambridge
11th April – Electric Ballroom, London

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