The Devil, The Heart & The Fight (Deluxe Edition)
Roaring drunk in Hamburg. Locked in a bunker in Berlin. Tearing up the road in New York and Tokyo. Dreaming of Cairo. The wide-eyed, rump-shaking world of folk punk heroes Skinny Lister keep broadening by the record. All the albums so far have sent them reeling into the hearts of America, the UK, Germany and Japan on headline tours and stints with Frank Turner, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys and the Vans Warped Tour - wherever they play their lusty shanties, punk folk roar-alongs and crazed whirls of love, fighting and booze, you'll still find them out dancing with the crowd. If their folk debut celebrated the sticks and their punkier second blinked in the bright lights of London, then their rocked-up third, The Devil, The Heart & The Fight, saw them go global.
From the fiery Elvis-gone-folk roar of opener Wanted Dan saluting London, New York and Cairo in a song "about looking for life in the cities we'd visit" - The Devil, The Heart & The Fight comes out fists first. A mature, vibrant and varied record, it mingles classic Skinny folk romances (Grace, Reunion) with epic rock takes on rafter-rattling shanties (Beat It On The Chest) and hearty Dexys-style tributes to the fans they meet on the road (Fair Winds And Following Seas), plus a hitherto unseen darker side. The Devil, The Heart & The Fight is like Skinny's previous albums gone backpacking; expanding its horizons, full of adventure, discovering itself and doing things it regrets in the morning.
Re-issued with second disc including rip-roaring new rocker 'Thing Like That' and the emotional 'Christmas Calls', plus a selection of live tracks from their seemingly endless touring, including numbers from Frank Turner's triumphant Lost Evenings Festival in London during summer 2016. Have heart, ye devils - rejoin the fight.
The third album from folk-punk party machine Skinny Lister, re-issued on deluxe 2CD set The last few years saw the band tour with Frank Turner, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Chuck Ragan and headline tours across the UK, Europe and the USA Critical acclaim from across the board - Q, Evening Standard, The Guardian, Rocksound, Big Cheese and plays from 6Music's Steve Lamacq and Radio X's John Kennedy.
- Geordie Lad
- Tragedy In A Minor
- Devil In Me
- Reunion Side B
- Beat It From The Chest
- Hamburg Drunk
- Fair Winds & Following Seas
- Live Intro
- Thing Like That
- Christmas Calls
- Band chat
- Wanted (Live at Camden Roundhouse)
- Hamburg Drunk (Live at Camden Roundhouse)
- This Is War (Live at Camden Roundhouse)
- Band Chat Sessions
- Injuries (Paste Session)
- Tragedy In A Minor (Paste Session)
- Geordie Lad (Xtra Mile XMROB1 Session)
- Band Chat Bootlegs
- John Kanaka (Live at London Scala)
- Cathy (Scala)
- Bold As Brass (Live at London Scala)
- Band Chat Boy Ashore
- Boy Ashore (iPhone demo)