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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.”


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“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!


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Skids Live Vol 1 2010

Posted on May 4, 2021 at 11:20 AM

Skids Live Volume 1 2010


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


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 


New Skids T- Shirts in Store

Posted on March 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Available in store now. Don't delay , buy today!

No Bad Words

Posted on March 11, 2021 at 3:40 PM

The Skids No Bad Words 1977–2017

Includes all The Skids lyrics written by Richard Jobson with commentaries on selected songs from the first four albums and the whole of Burning Cities.