Xtra Mile Recordings and English folk-punks Skinny Lister are excited to present ‘Down On The Barrier,’ their latest single that blends pogo-primed percussion, Pogues-y punk hooks, and a chorus that demands to be roared-out loud and proud. Made for the arena and the collective strength we can draw from concerts, ‘Down On The Barrier’ is a feel-good anthem that sees Skinny Lister worshiping at the immortal altar of live music.
Speaking about the message behind their euphoric, enlightening new track, frontman Dan Heptinstall says: “Music is a kind of religion to many gig-goers, and in ‘Down On The Barrier’ we’ve tried to capture that feeling. The church in this case is the venue, the sermon is the song, and the preacher the artist. It’s a nod to those almost spiritual moments when we gather to enjoy some communal rock’n’roll worship, as well as a healthy dose of support, release, and camaraderie. See you down on the barrier!”
Aptly capturing the energy of the Skinnies’ emphatic live show, the new track arrives as the band also announces a North American tour for October and November. Having just completed a headline tour in the UK and an extensive support tour across the US with Flogging Molly, Skinny Lister will be heading to the east coast and Canada for a run with label mates Pet Needs and Bandaid Brigade that will begin on October 19 at Milkboy in Philadelphia, PA and culminate in an appearance on Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise from November 8-13.
Skinny Lister released their most recent album, ‘A Matter of Life & Love,’ a raucous record that pays homage to all the greatest things in life, in 2021. Not ones to rest on their laurels, the band has been busy writing and recording album number six which will be released later in the year.
North American tour with Pet Needs and Bandaid Brigade:
October 19th – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA
October 20th – Meadows – Brooklyn, NY
October 21st – Middle East – Boston, MA
October 22nd – Foufounes – Montreal, Quebec
October 24th – Lee’s Place – Toronto, Ontario
October 25th – Loving Touch – Detroit, MI
October 26th – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
October 27th – Xray Arcade – Milwaukee, WI
October 28th – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
October 30th – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
October 31st – Thunderbird – Pittsburgh, PA
November 2nd – Jammin Java – Washington, DC
November 3rd – Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
November 4th – Music Farm – Charleston, SC
November 5th – Masquerade Hell – Atlanta, GA
November 6th – Conduit – Orlando, FL
November 08th — 13th — Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise — Miami, FL