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Songs from a Haunted Ballroom

Posted on June 3, 2021 at 2:10 PM


JUNE 4TH : COVERS ALBUM RELEASED


Scottish Punk Icons SKIDS Celebrate The Release Of Their New Album, Share Acoustic Performance Video Of “Rock On!”


Los Angeles, CA - The wait is finally over, friends! Veteran punk rock outfit Skids have just released their brand new studio album, a collection of electrifying cover tunes that pays tribute to the band’s hometown venue, the historic Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline, Scotland.


Songs From A Haunted Ballroom offers unique and superbly arranged new versions of tracks by some of the groups that inspired Skids, bands such as The Clash, The Adverts, Ultravox, Sex Pistols, and Magazine. They even turn in a couple supercharged versions of their own early hits “Into The Valley” and “The Saints Are Coming!”

To celebrate the album’s release, the band shares a special acoustic performance video of David Essex classic “Rock On” that originally aired on the band’s April 24 live stream concert.


Sure, Essex’s original version is better known for its laid back, too-cool-for-school vibe, but in the hands of vocalist Richard Jobson and guitarist Bruce Watson along with his son Jamie Watson, the song becomes a snarling, percussive anthem that showcases the decades’ worth of rock experience that has honed and shaped this band.


Watch the video: https://youtu.be/k2wxCV2CnBo


Songs From A Haunted Ballroom is now available on both CD in a deluxe 6-panel digipak and in a gatefold jacket with coloured vinyl as well as on digital platforms everywhere!


Order the CD & vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/...


Ordering in the UK :


Rough Trade: https://www.roughtrade.com/.../songs-from-a-haunted-ballroom


Resident Music: https://www.resident-music.com/productdetails&product_id...


Key Mail Records: https://www.keymailrecords.com/index.php...


Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08XCPRNSW...


Also.....


Stream/download the digital: https://orcd.co/skids_songs_from_a_haunted_ballroom


Skids Live Vol 1 2010

Posted on May 15, 2021 at 1:05 PM


Skids Live Volume 1 2010

Available now in Skids Store

Scottish Punk Icons SKIDS Announce Their First Ever Covers Album, Release New Version Of ULTRAVOX's Young Savage

Posted on May 4, 2021 at 11:30 AM



Los Angeles, CA - Veteran punk rock outfit Skids have returned with a powerful new studio album that pays tribute to the band’s hometown venue, the historic Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline, Scotland. Both a live venue as well as a traditional dance club, the Kinema became a musical and cultural epicenter for the youth in Scotland’s Fife province especially during the late ‘70s, early ‘80s punk rock movement. It would also became the home venue for Skids who played numerous shows at the Kinema as both a support act for such legendary bands as The Clash as well as the headliners for multiple sold-out events.

 


Now, Skids take a walk down memory lane, performing songs by the bands who influenced them in those early years. Songs From A Haunted Ballroom includes unique and superbly arranged new versions of tracks by The Clash, The Adverts, Ultravox, Sex Pistols, and Magazine PLUS new versions of their own early hits “Into The Valley” and “The Saints Are Coming!”

 


Today the band unveils the first single from the album, a supercharged version of Ultravox’s “Young Savage.” Skids vocalist Richard Jobson shares the unexpected influence that the stylish, distinctively British new wave band Ultravox had on Skids, saying “John Foxx of Ultravox was cool, handsome and wrote poetry rather than lyrics. He made it ok for the rest of us to be a bit arty. ‘Young Savage’ was a massive hit in the Kinema.”

 


Stream the single: https://orcd.co/skids_young_savage

 


“I’ve loved working on this album,” Jobson continues, “It reminded me of those early cathartic days, and of course where I came from. The place that made me what I am. I would like to dedicate the album to all of the Punks and Ghosts from the day of The Kinema who like me had their life transformed through a love of music.”

 


Songs From A Haunted Ballroom will be available on both CD in a deluxe 6-panel digipak and colored vinyl in a gatefold jacket as well as on digital platforms everywhere starting June 4!

 


Pre-order the CD & vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=skids+songs+from+haunted&post_type=product

 


Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/skids_songs_from_a_haunted_ballroom

 


Skids Live Vol 1 2010

Posted on May 4, 2021 at 11:20 AM

Skids Live Volume 1 2010

COMING SOON 

Stuart Adamson

Posted on April 11, 2021 at 3:40 PM


Happy 63rd Birthday Stuart

Forever in our hearts.

Skids Livestream 24th April

Posted on April 11, 2021 at 3:30 PM

FULL BAND ELECTRIC STREAM GIG APRIL 24th 2021

We can not wait to get back on stage and show you all what you have been missing.

Skids / Big Country / Dunfermline

Posted on April 7, 2021 at 5:30 AM


Here we go, Here we go, Here we go. C'mon Dunfermline.

Click Here to purchase tickets

Scarborough Punk Festival 2022

Posted on April 7, 2021 at 5:15 AM

 Saturday 26th March 2022 for Skids


21 bands over two days! Venue on the Scarborough South Bay! Weekend or day tickets from Scarborough Spa Box Office or TicketSource


Skids Support The Damned

Posted on April 7, 2021 at 4:55 AM


Skids are delighted to be supporting The Damned in London on Friday 18th February 2022

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Skids Big Country & Armory Show

Posted on April 2, 2021 at 3:50 PM

The Skids, Big Country & Armory Show (with Richard Jobson)- A unique one off evening with full electric performances.


Friday 17th December 2021- o2 Academy Glasgow.


Tickets on sale 9am 2nd April 9am 


CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


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