PREVIEW: Skinner’s Lane- ‘To My Face’
Liverpool-based 3-piece and Ellipsis faves Skinner’s Lane are BACK with their sophomore single To My Face. Despite only being around since last year, the band have been making waves around the Liverpool music scene with their unique brand of gritty garage-rock, having seemingly played every venue in the city. Debut single Dear Brighton gave a first look into the effortlessly cool sound of LIPA’s next big thing, and To My Face is every inch as brilliant as Skinner’s Lane‘s first offering.
Combining raw and ferocious riffs with catchy choruses and an unwavering energy, To My Face is deliciously angsty. Having been clearly influenced by bands such as Franz Ferdinand and The Black Keys, there’s an old-school vibe to the song that, with the heavy influx of sunny, jangly indie sounds currently populating new music, is long overdue a resurrection, and who better to bring it back than Skinner’s Lane? To My Face jumps on you with a snarlingly heavy introduction the second it begins, something very reminiscent of the rough-around-the-edges sound of early Arctic Monkeys, and continues to build into an all-round badass anthem. From beginning to end, To My Face is punch-you-in-the-face, slam-you-against-a-wall, throw-you-through-the-window fantastic.
To My Face is out on all music streaming platforms on 31st May, and if you haven’t yet seen the band live, they’re headlining Maguire’s Pizza Bar on 30th June!