Rising indie stars The Skinner Brothers release their latest EP ‘Iconic’ on Friday 7th May.
‘Iconic’ sees The Skinner Brothers hit a new era for the band and they have already carved out a more mature sound than that of previous albums ‘Soul Boy, Vol. 1′, ’25 to Life’ and ’27 to Life’ which have a cheeky, indie twang to them, a kind of mix of The Libertines, Jamie T and The Streets.
The EP kicks off with the title track ‘Iconic’ and immediately grabs you by your collar with a riff that isn’t too far from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or Royal Blood. ‘More’ is a bit heavier and more menacing than ‘Iconic’, it has some ‘AM’ DNA running throughout.
‘Low’ was the last single released by The Skinner Brothers, the laidback, effortlessly cool feel that The Skinner Brothers pump into this tune, you can’t help but puff your chest out a bit after listening.
The band’s vocalist, guitarist and producer Zac Skinner commented:
“‘Low’ is about the brilliance of flying so high! And then the horror of crashing down to a spectacular LOW!”
‘Away Days’ ends the EP, this track has been huge for The Skinner Brothers since the release and has pushed online streams to over 2 million. The tune captures the joy of those much missed football away days, the track has hit home even more with fans missing out on the highs, lows and comradery of these days over the last year where fans have been unable to attend games. The track gets along the point that it’s not just about the football during these days, it’s more about the belonging to something, getting tanked up with your best friends who you also class as family, looking out for each other, singing your hearts out and just having a great time. The version on this EP is an acoustic version though, this isn’t a bad thing and makes these days seem more nostalgic.
Although The Skinner Brothers have been about since 2018, it feels like this is the real start for the band now. The Skinner Brothers have also managed to secure a support slot with The Streets at Crystal Palace Bowl on 21st and 22nd August 2021. The band will also appear at The Music’s huge reunion show at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds on June 2nd 2022. The line-up also features The Cribs, The Coral, Tim Burgess and The Snuts.
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