Longstanding folk/punk favourites SKINNY LISTER will be celebrating the 5th Anniversary of their breakthrough album: ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ this Autumn.
On 23 October 2020, the London sextet will be teaming up with Xtra Mile Recordings for a re-issue of their barnstorming and beatific opus on LP complete with previously unheard material and revitalised artwork. Initially recorded in 2013 before an official release 2 years later, ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ is Skinny Lister’s second album and was the first to be released by Xtra Mile. Produced by Grammy Award winner Ted Hutt at the infamous Rockfield Studios, it contains some of the band’s best loved songs, ‘Trouble On Oxford Street’, ‘Cathy’ and ‘Six Whiskies’ which has become a rousing and triumphant finale to their live shows.
When released in April 2015, ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ was widely acclaimed by the music press earning ⅘ in Q Magazine, 4/5 Evening Standard, ⅗ Guardian and 8/10 NME, who praised: "These are boozing songs of love, conflict and elopement brewed from intoxicating hooks, so embrace your inner Pogue". Totemic single ‘Trouble…’ could be heard to be raising the roof regularly on 6Music and Radio X too.
A firm fan favourite and a record that placed Skinny Lister on the global musical radar; to date, the album has received just shy of 3m streams on Spotify and the official promo videos for the singles have received almost 900K views on YouTube.
In 2020, Skinny Lister will be marking the 5 year anniversary of this much-loved record with a special commemorative edition that will feature brand new artwork, PLUS the entire album in demo form as bonus digital download. Available on vinyl from 23 October, pre-order the album from today Here.
Reflecting on ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ and its legacy, Lorna and Dan of Skinny Lister say:
“In its 5 years - ‘Down On Deptford Broadway’ has proved to be an important album for Skinny Lister. The sessions saw us bring a tougher edge to the Skinny sound, helped by Ted Hutt’s live-approach production and the addition of drums for the first time. The album has a special place in our hearts, and is certainly one that feels loved by our fans. It’s testament to DODB that our live set often comprises of a whole bunch of tracks from it – many of our sing-along favourites. It’s a joy to see it get a 5 year anniversary special edition re-press and to celebrate the album and all the great times and adventures associated with those 12 tracks.” In the lead-up to the release, Skinny Lister will be inviting fans to raise a glass with them and reminisce about the record at a series of online events. On 8th October, a Facebook Live Q&A will give fans a unique opportunity to direct their burning unanswered questions about the record directly to all of the band members and producer Ted Hutt. Then, on the day of the album’s release (23/10), the band will be hosting a live Twitter listening party, where fans can join them in unison to play the record through start-to-finish and share their own memories of the good times it has soundtracked.
As folk rock’s rowdiest rabble since 2009, Skinny Lister have reeled and partied into the hearts of America, the UK, Germany and Japan. Passing the growing flagon of their experiences with every album and tour, they’ve led an endless parade gathering fans old and new, from the respected folk circuit to the riotous Download Festival, igniting pogoing mosh-pits at each. Over the past ten years they’ve travelled from rain-soaked London to the vast arteries of the USA, upgrading from narrow boat to Salty Dog Cruise, played huge tours across Europe and North America with Frank Turner, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly as well as headlining themselves across festivals, sweatboxes and ever-larger venues.
With four albums under their belt, Forge & Flagon, Down on Deptford Broadway, The Devil, the Heart & the Fight and ‘The Story Is…’ the band have explored a lexicon of tastes through a whirlwind of adventures across the globe.