The Workman’s Club presents
October 2nd, 2021
Skinner is a 23-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
Skinner has released five singles so far, ‘Sometimes My Brain is Go’, ‘Slouch’, and ‘Headroom’, ‘Dislocation’ and latest single ‘Beer Me, Jim’.
‘Beer Me, Jim’ is a saxophone-soaked post-punk song written from the perspective of a young Irish person in lieu of finding a path in a country facing high rents, growing social inequality and a future that is worse off than the generations that have come before (as confirmed by a recent report).
The video, directed by Conor McCormick leans into this temporary inebriated escapism.
Watch the ‘Beer, Me Jim’ video here – https://youtu.be/CA4Sa25CFLQ
All songs were collected on the Gunge EP released on June 4th 2021 and available from Bandcamp. https://skinner97.bandcamp.com/album/gunge
Skinner has received airplay from KCRW, BBC Radio 6, BBC Across the Line, RTÈ 2FM’s Dan Hegarty and 98FM’s John Barker as well as one of Hot Press’ 20 acts to watch in 2020 and a Fred Perry Subculture feature.
Skinner’s singles have featured on Spotify’s Post Punk 2K, Hot New Bands and An Alternative Éire.
Skinner and his band have performed at festivals like Ireland Music Week, Quarter Block Party in Cork, Arcadian Field in Dundalk and the Galway Fringe Festival as well as opening for Algiers in Dublin for their 2020 European tour.