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Skinny Lister have revealed details of their sixth studio album ‘Shanty Punk’, due out on 20 October 2023 via Xtra Mile Recordings.

The LP announcement is accompanied by lead single ‘Company of the Bar’. The band’s Dan Heptinstall commented, “It’s a simple sentiment, but one that is at the heart of the Skinny Lister philosophy. This is a song that has been built for the rugged road, and we can’t wait to hear it belted back at us on our upcoming US and UK Tours later this year!”


‘Shanty Punk’ will be the follow-up to 2021s ‘A Matter of Life & Love’ and was written and recorded by Skinny Lister, mixed by Patrick Phillips and Daniel Heptinstall. The album was given its mastering polish at the iconic Abbey Road Studios by Frank Arkwright.

Discussing the new full-length, Dan said, “Shanty Punk is our concept album – and the concept is Skinny Lister. It’s a pure distillation of what makes Skinny Lister tick, and perhaps a collection of songs that leans further into our folky routes than we’ve ventured in some years. It felt to us like it was time to touch base and celebrate the essence of the band, while at the same time – giving it a fresh and dynamic feel.”

The British folk quintet has also announced a UK tour for this winter – full details below:

Skinny Lister 2023 Tour Dates:

Liverpool O2 Academy 2, 22 Nov
Carlisle The Brickyard, 23
Glasgow King Tuts, 24
Belfast Voodoo, 25
Dublin The Grand Social, 26
Norwich Arts Centre, 30
Hull Social, 01 Dec
Stockton Ku Club, 02
Sheffield Leadmill, 03
Southampton Engine Rooms, 08
Plymouth The Depo, 09
Swansea Sin City, 10
Bristol The Fleece, 14
Brighton Chalk, 15
London Lafayette, 16

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Skinny Lister ‘Shanty Punk’ Full Album Tracklisting:

Haul & Bale
Unto The Breach
Company Of The Bar
13 Miles
Down On The Barrier
Arm Wrestling In Dresden
Pittsburgh Punch Up
Forge On George
William Harker
Broken, Bruised & Battered

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