‘Forge & Flagon’ (Deluxe Edition)
Released: 7 January 2013
The Deluxe Edition of Skinny Lister‘s debut album ‘Forge & Flagon‘ is available now on all good digital stores, which features a brand new studio recording from the five-piece titled ‘Merry Old Dance‘ – a rip-roaring, fist-pumping, body-moving folk paean with echoed choruses that would rouse any spirit to song. The Deluxe Edition also features two previously unreleased live tracks from one of Skinny Lister’s countless energetic live shows that earned them aHardest Working Band Nomination at last years AIM Awards. ‘John Kanaka‘ and ‘Rollin’ Over‘ were recorded at the Lexington in December and both will immediately transport you to the intimate London venue, where frolicking and dancing was had by all. Plus exclusive iTunes bonus tracks ‘Bonny Away‘ and ‘Risk‘, this is an edition not to be missed by any fans of stunning, lively folk music.
“Life-affirming, feel-good, heartfelt and, quite simply, one of the best listens of the year” 5/5 Indie London
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, and with newly added bassist and all round multi-intrumentalist Michael Camino, the Skinny Lister ensemble was complete.
Forge & Flagon features legendary folk players including award winning Northumbrian Piper Kathryn Tickell and fiddle player extraordinaire Roger Wilson.
Captured on their debut album Forge & Flagon, and now on the Deluxe Edition, the band’s distinctive qualities make their mark. Titled after a homemade pub ran by Lorna and Max’s family friends, Forge & Flagon marks Skinny Lister as an outfit who are decidedly more than the sum of their parts.