Skunk Anansie are back after a sell out UK Tour last autumn, for a 10 date jaunt in November 2010.
With 5 million album sales, one of the most forthright, iconic, and confrontational female lead singers in modern musical history, a six-year back catalogue to make you quiver, Skunk Anansie are back!
Following an eight-year hiatus, Skunk Anansie are re-born, revitalised and as confrontational as ever, fully armed with highly charged, brand new tracks, a blistering greatest hits record. Last year they return with their epic new single ‘Because Of You’ from their ‘Greatest Hits’ record, ‘Smashes and Trashes’ out now.
Written and produced by Skunk Anansie – Skin (Lead Vocals), Cass (bass), Ace (Guitar) and Mark Richardson (Drums) ‘Because Of You’ is bursting with visceral energy. Kicking off with a sinister, nape prickling guitar riff, Skin’s intense vocal, which has never sounded better climbs on top, the track then hits you with a powerful wall of sound, showcasing their raw power and guile.
The ‘Greatest Hits’ record ‘Smashes and Trashes’ is a 15-track career-embracing album. It features classic moments from their first two Top Ten albums ‘Paranoid & Sunburnt’, ‘Stoosh’ and their 1999 album ‘’Post Orgasmic Chill’. From the rejoiceful ‘Weak’ to the anthemic ‘Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)’ it’s a timeless record brimming with hits, which is translated into the here and now in the form of their three brand new tracks; ‘Because Of You’, ‘Tear The Place Up’ and ‘Squander’.
Skunk Anansie’s next studio album is loosely pencilled in for mid-2010. The live arena is, of course, Skunk’s natural habitat – the band’s personal live highlights include a show-stopping appearance at Glastonbury in 1999, playing Nelson Mandela’s 80th Birthday Party and playing in front of the Dalai Lama.
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See Skunk Anansie live:
Sat 13 Manchester Academy
Sun 14 Newcastle O2 Academy
Mon 15 Glasgow O2 Academy
Wed 17 Nottingham Rock City
Thur 18 Sheffield O2 Academy
Fri 19 Leeds O2 Academy
Sun 21 Bournemouth O2 Academy
Mon 22 Bristol O2 Academy
Tue 23 Birmingham O2 Academy
Fri 26 London Brixton O2 Academy