Could there be a more apt title for a Skinny Lister album than "Shanty Punk"? Hardly likely. This name perfectly sums up the English band's music. No matter where they perform their powerful shanties, their punky folk sing-alongs and their songs about love, arguments and alcohol, there is dancing, singing along, the drinks are flowing freely, and the double bass player crowd surfs to the bar with his instrument carry where he takes a sip while continuing to play.
Whether the band appears as the main act or shares the stage with fellow musicians such as Flogging Molly, Frank Turner or the Dropkick Murphys, whether in large concert halls, at festivals or in a cozy pub around the corner, on a boat on the Thames or in one Land Rover - Skinny Listers are versatile and have already mastered many unusual venues.
Over the course of their career, they have gained valuable experience with every album and tour. They have built a loyal fan base that includes respected members of the folk scene as well as classic Celtic punks and raw rockers who all come together in the rousing mosh pits.
Even after the friendly farewell of founding member Mule Brace, nothing will change. In October the new album "Shanty Punk" will be released by the now five-piece band, with two singles, "Down On The Barrier" and the anthemic sea shanty "Company Of The Bar", already in circulation. And of course Skinny Lister will be going on tour again with their new material and the popular classics. Sláinte!