Home Louder Than War THE SKIDS news – Acoustic Album, Tour Dates, another Jobbo novel

THE SKIDS news – Acoustic Album, Tour Dates, another Jobbo novel

22
0

_Skids - PeacefulTimes - ArtworkTHE SKIDS – New Acoustic Album ‘Peaceful Times’ to be released 28 June 2019 on No Bad Records – plus UK TOUR DATES 2019 and new Jobson novel out soon.

I get exhausted just reading the Skids extensive press release… for a band of old codgers they just do not rest!  Forever on the road, recording, writing, they are certainly making up for lost time -and always put on great shows.   So here is all the latest news and tour dates…

Post-punk pioneers, Skids are set to return with a special new acoustic album on No Bad Records on the 28th of June 2019.  ‘Peaceful Times’, released on CD, limited edition white vinyl and available digitally, was recorded recently by the founding band members of Richard Jobson (vocals), Bill Simpson (bass) and Mike Baillie (percussion) together with Bruce Watson, Martin Metcalfe and Jamie Watson (guitars) in their hometown of Dunfermline and features ten new acoustic versions of songs from each phase of their long and varied career.

To coincide with the announcement of the new collection, Skids will share their new take on ‘Animation’; a track that was originally included on their second album ‘Days in Europa’.

Listen here.

(It’s quite drastically different to the full band electric version needless to say – but a whole different kind of wonderful!)

Other highlights include ‘The Saints Are Coming’ and ‘Into The Valley’ from their 1979 debut album ‘Scared To Dance’, takes on ‘Desert Dust’, ‘World On Fire’ and ‘Kings Of The New World Order’ from last year’s critically acclaimed collection ‘Burning Cities’ and a brand new composition entitled ‘Kreuzberg ‘79’.

Skids frontman Richard Jobson explains the recording of ‘Peaceful Times’:

“After recording a new album ‘Burning Cities’ we played all over the UK. It was difficult not to smile with joy every night. Amidst all of this happy madness Bruce and I played a few songs acoustically at a charity night in our hometown of Dunfermline. This was something I thought could never be done. These songs were written to be played with electric guitars after all. But the songs had a different power when played acoustically – a new energy – triumph, rage, camaraderie, and a positivity that has always been and will always be the motivation of the bands music and words”.

Album Track Listing:

01. ‘Into The Valley’


02. ‘World On Fire’


03. ‘Kings Of The New World Order’


04. ‘The Saints Are Coming’


05. ‘Animation’


06. ‘Hurry On Boys’


07. ‘Blood and Soil’


08. ‘Fields’


09. ‘Kreuzberg ‘79’


10. ‘Desert Dust’

Album available to pre-order here

Richard Jobson is also set to unveil his latest novel in June, Into The Void follows last years part pop-culture sci-fi thriller, part love letter to David Bowie The Speed of Life. The new book, which is published by Bracketpress on the 21st of June, will be available to pre-order from here:

UK TOUR DATES


MAY 24TH BEARDED THEORY FESTIVAL


MAY 30TH MANCHESTER, GORILLA


MAY 31ST HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME


JUN 01ST EDINBURGH, LIQUID ROOMS


JUN 07TH LEEDS, BRUDENELL


JUN 08TH NEWCASTLE, 02 ACADEMY


JUN 14TH ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE


JUN 15TH LET’S ROCK SCOTLAND


JUN 21ST LONDON, ROYAL ALBERT HALL (Buzzcocks & Guests, Skids, Penetration)


JUN 28TH GLASGOW, KELVINGROVE BANDSTAND


JUL 19TH GREENOCK, THE ALBANY


JUL 20TH STIRLING, DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE


JUL 21ST REWIND SCOTLAND


AUG 03RD CARLISLE, BRICKYARD


AUG 04TH BLACKPOOL, REBELLION FESTIVAL

SEPTEMBER ACOUSTIC TOUR – AN EVENING WITH RICHARD JOBSON – SONGS AND STORIES (Special guests Jamie & Bruce Watson)


SEP 01ST MILTON KEYNES, THE STABLES


SEP 02ND LONDON, UNION CHAPEL


SEP 03RD BRISTOL, ST GEORGE’S


SEP 04TH LIVERPOOL, EPSTEIN THEATRE


SEP 05TH MANCHESTER, STROLLER HALL


SEP 06TH GLASGOW, ST LUKES


SEP 07TH INVERNESS, IRONWORKS


SEP 08TH ABERDEEN, TIVOLI THEATRE


SEP 09TH EDINBURGH, QUEENS HALL


SEP 10TH GATESHEAD, SAGE 2

 

WEBSITE

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

This Skids Press Release was presented and edited by Ged Babey for LTW.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.