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LISTEN: SKATERS – ‘The Loner’

Never before has isolation and loneliness sounded so life affirming than on ‘The Loner’, the new cut from Boston/LA/Hull (putting it on the map!) band SKATERS, taken from the band’s forthcoming EP ‘Rock and Roll Bye’. With an opening guitar jab that sounds ominously like the lead into a Wombats esque indie-pop jaunt, this proves a red herring, as what follows is a fabulous slab of scuzzy attitude-filled post punk in the vein of Spring King or The Black Lips.

It’s no surprise to hear they’re heading out on a UK tour with indie-punk poster child de jour RAT BOY; SKATERS energetic garage-rock noise will be just the sort of thing to set off the wild crowds he tends to draw. Clocking in at just shy of three minutes, ‘The Loner’ is a perfect midweek pick me up – try putting it on first thing in the morning, you’ll be kicking off the duvets and dancing down the corridor to the kitchen in no time. 

‘The Loner’ is taken from SKATERS’ forthcoming EP ‘Rock and Roll Bye’, due 13th May via 25 Hour Convenience Store. The band are also touring the UK throughout April/May, the full list of tour dates can be found below.

TOUR DATES

Thursday 28th April – Hull – Fruit
Friday 29th April – Glasgow – Oran Mor (supporting Rat Boy)
Saturday 30th April – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
Sunday 1st May – Newcastle – O2 Academy 2 (supporting Rat Boy)
Wednesday 4th May – Norwich – Waterfront (supporting Rat Boy)
Thursday 5th May – Birmingham – Institute – Library (supporting Rat Boy)
Friday 6th May – London – Shepherds Bush Empire (supporting Rat Boy)
Saturday 7th May – Brighton – Concorde 2 (supporting Rat Boy)
Sunday 8th May – Manchester – Night & Day
Monday 9th May – Birmingham – The Rainbow
Tuesday 10th May – Liverpool – Studio 2
Wednesday 11th May – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall
Thursday 12th May – London – Oslo
Friday 13th May – Hitchin – Club 85

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