ABOUT THIS ITEM
Skinny Lister aka Daniel Heptinstall, Lorna Thomas, Maxwell Thomas, Sam Brace and Dan Gray are the latest new signings to Rob da Banks’ Sunday Best Recordings label, a label known for its anything goes signing policy.
Mixing up furious melee of English folk, in-your-face shanties, traditional ditties and their own infectious compositions, the band came together in the summer of 2009 united by their love of folk, jigs and the outdoors. Their debut album ‘Forge & Flagon’ was recorded in deepest darkest Snowdonia with producer David Wrench (Bat For Lashes, James Yorkston) and features 12 unforgettable tracks that will appeal to a wide cross section of fans, from fans of traditional quality folk, classic songwriting and alternative singalongs. Think Mumford & Sons and Lucy Rose crossed with Stornaway via The Dubliners / The Pogues.
During the recording of the album the band were joined by folk royalty Kathryn Tickell, foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes (Sting, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, The Chieftains) whilst fiddle player extraordinaire Roger Wilson also plays on the album.
By the end of 2011 the band had fully earned the title of Hardest Working Band Of The Summer by playing to more than 100,000 people at a total of 30 UK festivals, from Larmer Tree, Lounge On The Farm to Kendal Calling, The Vintage Festival, Camp Bestival, Bestival and End Of The Road Festival.
Their live shows are truly an uplifting interactive experience, with the infamous Skinny Sisters coming amongst the crowd; a troupe of the finest, dancing girls you'll find in this great land, bedecked in summer hats and dresses, ensuring that the party starts on the first note, whilst the flagon of liquor passes high above your head.
If The Gaff Don't Let Us Down
Wild As The Wind Blows
Forty Pound Wedding
Polkas (Jenny Lind / Girl In A Blue Dress)
Plough & Orion