One of the best live bands in the country is back with their biggest UK headline tour to date taking place in October 2016. Skinny Lister, who have been performing non-stop across Europe and the United States, return with flagon in hand, party spirit in their bellies and only one thing on their mind: – fun.

You can view dates and ticket links at the XMR listings page. Full dates are also below:


04 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
05 Manchester, The Ruby Lounge
06 Newcastle, The Cluny
07 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
13 Norwich, Waterfront Studio
14 Nottingham, The Bodega
15 Leicester O2 Academy 2
18 Bristol, Exchange
19 Southampton, The Joiners
20 London, The Garage

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2016 has already been an exceptional year for the twelve-legged party machine that is Skinny Lister. Kicking things off was a support tour across Germany, Austria and Switzerland with labelmate, and fan, Frank Turner. Then it was a quick hop across the pond for Flogging Molly’s festival Salty Dog Cruise around the Bahamas, before heading out on their own East Coast headline tour with label pals Beans On Toast and Will Varley in tow. Many of the shows were sold out well in advance and signalled a big step up for the band Stateside, with an ever-increasing fanbase begging for more. 

Since then, concentration has turned to recording the band’s third studio album, set for release in the autumn, on Xtra Mile Recordings. Lorna from the band says: “The last year has been amazing! The Xtra Mile Recordings family has welcomed us with open arms and touring the States, Europe and the UK with labelmates Frank Turner, Beans on Toast and Will Varley has been incredible. The excitement doesn’t stop there though; we’ve not stopped writing and feel very excited about what’s cooking!”

Album number three follows 2015’s Down On Deptford Broadway, a rum-soaked blend of English folk and punk rock anarchy that received rapturous acclaim, with The Guardian, declaring: “It packs enough punch to steamroll a saloon brawl.” More information on the album will be unveiled soon. 

Before the new album and UK headline tour, Skinny Lister will be no doubt at a festival near you throughout the summer. Confirmed so far are: Download Festival, Boomtown Festival, Highfield in Germany, and many more to be announced. / Twitter @SkinnyLister /


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Xtra Mile Recordings are pleased and proud to announce that London-based folk five-piece Skinny Lister have signed to the label. The news comes just ahead of their main stage slot at Germany’s legendary Reeperbahn festival on Wednesday, 17 September.

To celebrate the signing, the English quintet will play five shows in five days across the UK in October. These shows will give fans the chance to hear the forthcoming album in full before its release in spring 2015. Tickets are here and dates are:

22 Manchester @ Night & Day
23 Bristol @ The Attic
24 Leicester @ Scholar Bar
25 London @ 100 Club
26 Brighton @ Sticky Mikes

Skinny Lister are no strangers to the world’s biggest stages – having performed on the mainstage at Coachella and Fujirock in 2013. Already this year they have toured the States supporting Dropkick Murphys and wowed audiences at USA’s prestigious Bonnaroo and Summerfest festivals. Back on home soil the group rocked the Avalon stage at Glastonbury, the main stage at Wickerman Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, BoomTown Festival and Beautiful Days. Later in the year they undertake a headline tour of Japan, culminating with a mainstage performance at Asigiri Jam Festival in Tokyo.

Skinny Lister seem to have been born from the land itself. Spending time trailing all over the country, they've toured and recorded an EP on the Grand Union canal route, driven a Land Rover 100s of miles to play gigs every night, and played 30 festivals in 2011, winning the PRS “Hardest Working Band” of that summer.

In 2012 they played SxSW in Austin, Texas and were snapped up by the Vans Warped Tour, playing up to three times a day at the travelling festival. They also released debut album Forge & Flagon in the UK, with a US and Japan release the following year.

The band's full bloom, spirit-fuelled folk flurry started blossoming with the nourishment gained from Leicester's folk clubs. Adding some fertilizer from the Thameside folk community, and life lessons and experience from getting pub punters up and down the land dancing, Skinny Lister are spreading roots for their own lively, irresistible folk revival.

Charlie Caplowe, Xtra Mile Recordings’ Managing Director says: “At Xtra Mile we are always looking for acts that not only have great songs and are cracking live but who also work hard, want to play and tour all the time and share our DIY ethos. Skinny Lister fit that bill and we are excited to welcome them to the XMR fold.”

Skinny Lister said: “'We’re really big fans of Xtra Mile Recordings, and it's great that we're already good friends with some of the roster, including Larry & His Flask, Beans On Toast and Dave Hause. We’re proud to be a part of this growing label and it’s a great fit for Skinny Lister. Very excited for the new album to be an Xtra Mile release.' /