Skinny Lister’s guitarist swaps Shanty Punk for Indie Rock as he debuts with an apocalyptic track penned in lockdown sounding like its time travelled straight out of 1998!
Skinny Lister’s electric guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Sam Brace makes a major departure from the Skinny sound with an epic take on the apocalypse and loose comment on the current state of the world. Launching through California based Stay Free Recordings on limited edition 7” Vinyl with two colour runs, Panic sees Brace step out on his own for the first time as a solo artist.
“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for years but just never had the time to sit down and actually make it happen” commented Brace, “The process has been liberating and I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to get back to making music which I truly resonate with, although it has been endlessly fun running with Skinny for all these years, my influences are very much more on the David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Elliot Smith and Radiohead side of things which I hope you’ll hear sprinkles of in the record. A full 11 track album is finished and I just can’t wait to release it!”
After spending most of the last 10 years on the road playing major festivals, headline world tours, as well as supporting the likes of Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and Chuck Ragan with Skinny Lister, Brace was ready for a break, and as Covid struck in early 2020, he was able to finally start work on writing a solo record.
Brace continued: “The songs have all been written and recorded by myself with my old mate co-writer, Adam Tarry who I used to be in bands with at school back in the day, at the start of lockdown one quite out of the blue, he sent over a video of him playing a Longpigs track and we got to talking about doing some originals together, he sent me a very basic verse and chorus which, over the course of the next couple of weeks, I turned into a fully formed, Panic. We’ve continued to work together and now have 11 tracks finished and ready to release later this year or early 2022.”
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