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Skinny Lister + The Leylines + Ben Pang @ The Attic Bar, Bristol 23rd October

We’re lucky enough to have been asked to support the fantastic Skinny Lister, along with the excellent Ben Pang.

Skinny Lister are not your average, modern day, gentrified English folk group. Up on their stomping feet and clicking their heels, the Skinny Lister sound took hold as perceptive ballads and folkie idylls were boosted by an eruption of a rambunctious free spirited rum fueled party music. Soon the Skinny Lister sound was charging down the nation’s canals and waterways, bursting into spontaneous song in pubs and clubs, kicking up a summer frenzy at numerous festivals.

Their allure is immediate – at a time when modern homegrown folk music often spells designer bearded, theme park Americanisation, Skinny Lister are a welcome throwback to earthier bands. Their musical blend has something of The Pogues’ infectious camaraderie and jovial recklessness combined with the bucolic English landscape of Alfred Wainwright’s fell walking guides.

Now, captured by producer David Wrench (Bat for Lashes, James Yorkston) on debut album Forge & Flagon, the band’s distinctive qualities make their mark.

In an era when singing a song in a pub can get you thrown out for rowdiness, Skinny Lister – not to mention the Skinny Sisters – are a joyful reassertion of community principles. They are the stand-apart folk band – not afraid to match sensitivity with a high kicking free for all. Time to open the floodgates and get the deck party started.

We hope you can come along. You’re in for a treat!


£10adv | Ages 18+

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