16th February 2012

Skinny Lister sign to Sunday Best!

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve signed Skinny Lister to the label!

Skinny Lister are not your average, modern day, gentrified English folk group. Fronted by Dan Heptinstall and Lorna Thomas; a vocalist with a lusty cackle and flirtatious presence, the London based five-piece hail from across England. Borrowing the nickname from the Lister family, pioneers in the use of anesthetic, the band have grown naturally and organically over the past two years. Yorkshire born songwriter Heptinstall, Lorna’s older brother Max, and long-time shanty singer Sam ‘Mule’ Brace, met some time ago at a folk club in London’s Greenwich area. The arrival of Tyneside bassist Dan Gray and the naturally exuberant Lorna lifted them into another realm.

To get things started in true Skinny fashion the band release their first AA sided single; a beautiful slice of pop infused folk – Plough & Orion – coupled with a rip roaring folk marauder – If the Gaff Don’t Let Us Down – that perfectly represents both sides of Skinny’s musical personality.

Skinny Lister, the stand-apart folk band – not afraid to match sensitivity with a high kicking free for all. Time to open the floodgates and get the deck party started.