|Skinny Lister pictured outside The Birds Nest on a return visit earlier this year|
(photo by Brian Rasic)
Monday, May 25, 2015
Music Monday: Skinny Lister - Down on Deptford Broadway
Skinny Lister have come a long way since starting out in South London in 2009 and playing early gigs at the Ladywell Tavern, Birds Nest (Deptford) and Jam Circus (Brockley). Since then they've toured the USA, Australia, Europe and Japan, playing at numerous festivals. Their first album 'Forge and Flaggon' (2012) featured the track 'If the gaff don't let us down' with its chorus of 'we'll sail away tomorrow, back to dear old Deptford Town'.
Their second album, released last month, is called 'Down on Deptford Broadway' and the album title features as a line in one of its songs, 'Six Whiskies' - a tale of a drunken stumble through London.
I'm really enjoying the album, a mixture of folk-punk stomps that recall The Pogues and calmer moments, such as 'What can I say' sung by Lorna Thomas (video filmed around Hastings).