FRIDAY MAY 20TH 2022, THE WORKMAN’S CLUB | + SUPPORT FROM CRUEL SISTER
Skinner is a 24-year-old DIY slouch rock musician based in Dublin who writes, records and produces songs about growing up and overcoming a dirt-flecked 21st century existence.
The DNA of no wave and post-punk acts like The B52s, James Chance and the Contortions and ESG through to alt-rock touchstones Pixies and Morphine combined with an talent for grunge-nodding self-production and pockets of elevated instrumentation is oozing from Skinner’s music.
The EP collected his five singles released from 2019 to 2021 in one vinyl package, available now for pre-order on Bandcamp from skinner97.bandcamp.com
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What the Media have to say about Skinner
“On latest single ‘Sometimes My Brain Is Goo’, he melds punk, grunge and jazz influences to stunning effect. The anxiety on the track is tangible, as Corcoran articulates the angst felt by his twenty-something peers. Fantastic stuff.”
“Tip-toeing around the truth is an exercise that we have all been guilty of at some stage and Skinner acknowledges it sonically in a manner totally authentic to him: grungy guitar lines meet thrashing drums complimented by his quirky, accented vocal melodies.”
“Punk/ grunge tunes resonate through the room… seeping into our ears with biting sweet shrills of youthful adrenaline.”
“It’s the music you want hear when you’re trying to grasp the essence of life. Real rough, ready, cheap poetry which tells the story of so many young people. But Skinner isn’t necessarily trying to define the sound of his generation, he’s just being it.”
– 3rd Outing
“Prepare your ears for ‘Dislocation’ – a new song from Skinner. Warning: this one bangs a gong like Thor’s hammer on titanium. Please play loud.” – Tony Clayton Lea
“The sharped-cornered, dynamic twisting and building intensity of ‘Dislocation’ make for the songwriters most striking single to date.” – The Last Mixtape
“Dublin musician and producer Aaron Corcoran aka Skinner has swiftly carved out a niche for himself in the Irish indie scene. Today, he underscores that promise with Gunge, a five-track EP melding slouching punk with a lo-fi jazz bent.”
– The Thin Air