Sydney’s Skinpin have booked a handful of shows in NSW and South Australia after taking a break from supporting their 2015 release So Turn It Back On
SKINPIN are a reminder that Sydney used to be home to a lot of 3 piece noisey punk bands.
Formed out of the loveless and tiresome advertising and culling of musicians in the back of the free street press, they have been at it since 2011.
In a 30 minute set it's not unusual for them to play 16+ songs with about 4 minutes break to breathe and drink.
(I think if they didn't need to break they probably wouldn't.)
Unlike most bands who when they reach a certain speed turn into barking dogs and cookie monsters,
SKINPIN can still be understood with all their melody and harmonies intact.
SKINPIN are a bit of an anomaly in the music world of today as they often get cited as sounding like a bunch of old school punk bands like: early Black Flag, Minor Threat, Discharge, GBH, Dead Kennedys etc but really, they sound like SKINPIN and as long as they get to play they'll be happy.
In late 2011 Skinpin released their first album Shifting Sands, which featured a Top Ten most added track to community radio, Crawl.
This, their second album, So Turn It Back On was released in June 2015
With the second albums, there is (usually) a natural progression from the first, so everything is a little more than last time.
Faster, heavier, dirtier and culminating in a mammoth nine and a half minute groove jam but still having that catchy super fast punk rock sound Skinpin are known for.
Saturday, September 10: The Manning Bar, Sydney - Supporting Frenzal Rhomb
Friday, September 16: Worlds End Hotel, Adelaide
Saturday, September 17: The Metro, Adelaide
Thursday, September 22: Vic On The Park, Sydney
Friday, September 23: Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday, September 24: Pyrate House, Sydney
Sunday, September 25: Jane’s Wollongong
So Turn It Back On is available on Vinyl, Cd & Download via the band directly