Side One Dummy is getting on the folk bandwagon and signed London’s Skinny Lister. I’ve never heard of the band until now so I’m curious to see how they are. Based on their music videos, their music has potential. Side One Dummy will be releasing their album sometimes in early 2013.
Skinny Lister are not your average, modern day, gentrified English folk group. The London based five-piece combine traditional folk music with en energy of rambunctious free spirited rum fueled party music .
At a time when modern folk music often spells designer bearded, theme park Americanisation, Skinny Lister are a welcome throwback to earthier bands. Their music has part of the Pogues’ infectious camaraderie and jovial recklessness combined with the bucolic English landscape of Alfred Wainwright’s fell walking guides.
Borrowing the nickname from the Lister family, pioneers in the use of anesthetic, the band have grown naturally and organically over the past two years and developed into a force to be reckon with. PRS named them the “Hardest Working Band in England” singer Dan Heptinstall adds “we travelled thousands of miles together in a Land Rover with a double bass strapped to the roof, sharing the driving, playing gigs every night and going out to party afterwards. We didn’t make it easy on ourselves but it does bond you as family.”
While on tour in the United States with Rusted Root their music caught the ear of Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman who introduced the band to Los Angeles based independent record label SideOneDummy Records. After a wild impromptu show in the parking lot of the company the label was hooked.
The band will be releasing their first single “Rollin’ Over” next Tuesday October 23rd digitally and their debut album Forge & Flagon is slated for release in the United States sometime in early 2013.