Skinner is a 24-year-old DIY slouch rock musician based in Dublin, Ireland, who writes, records and produces songs about growing up and overcoming a dirt-flecked 21st century existence. The DNA of no wave and post-punk acts like The B52s, James Chance and the Contortions and ESG through to alt-rock touchstones Pixies and Morphine combined with an talent for grunge-nodding self-production and pockets of elevated instrumentation is oozing from Skinner’s music.
The Slump follows the Gunge EP on 12” vinyl, a collection of five singles released from 2019 to 2021, available now for pre-order on Bandcamp
Skinner and his band have performed at festivals like Ireland Music Week, Quarter Block Party in Cork, Arcadian Field in Dundalk. K-Fest in Kerru and the Galway Fringe Festival as well as opening for Algiers in Dublin for their 2020 European tour, and sold out shows at Dublin venues Bello Bar and The Workman's Club in 2021.
The song channels a feeling of nothingness and attempts to see the humour in it. Everyone goes through periods where every day feels like a slap in the face so I wrote this weird disco song to distract myself from the monotony of it all. I was trying to escape everything and make something fun, something you could dance to."
It's Skinner's first release on Ireland's Faction Records (James Vincent McMorrow, All Tvvins, Sorcha Richardson), released ahead of a headline show in Dublin that happened on March 24th.