Skaters are kicking down the doors again! Based in New York City via LA and Hull, the international partnership of the band brings all sorts of original ideas to the table which is clear to see and hear on the brand NEW SINGLE ‘In Your Head’.
– In Your Head –
Single + Video
Release Date: 24th February 2017 | Label: Yonks Records
Watch the video (warning contains Ballet Dancing, Hull and drinking!)
SOUNDCLOUD TRACK STREAM HERE
After an exciting return last year, riding the wave of the excellent comeback Rock and Roll Bye Bye EP, playing a sell-out tour with Ratboy and putting the world to rights with their live session for Annie Mac on Radio 1, Skaters are kicking down the doors again! This time it’s in the form of their skewed take on pop with new single ‘In Your Head’ which sets up the release of their sophomore album on March 24th.
Based in New York City via LA and Hull, the international partnership of the band brings all sorts of original ideas to the table which is clear to hear on ‘In Your Head’. Take the NYC/CBGB grit and mix it in with the English spit before letting that ferment in some California sun and you’re left with a can of punk-flavoured pop that goes down rather smooth! The accompanying video is as charming as it is bratty, as a ballet-dancer-come-street-hoodie is seen pirouetting down the street of Hull, providing a perfect backdrop to perhaps the true meaning of ‘In Your Head’. Lead Guitarist and founding member Josh Hubbard describes how the video came to be;
“The ethos brought to this new project is similar to that of the DIY ethos… but it’s more inclusive, so we’ve coined it DIWOP2, which his short for ‘Do It With Other People Also’. We reached out on the internet to people and people got back. Conversations were had, relationships forged and collaborations were born….
This here video is the outcome from one of those ‘online’ conversations started on the internet. Hull transplant and very talented DP Josh Moore teamed up with us and took a walk down ‘Whitefriargate’ the UK City of Culture’s newly paved high street, real life, in a real city with real people… you can win them all.”
‘In Your Head’ is the closing track on the band’s full-length album Rock and Roll Bye Bye (not to be confused with the EP of the same name!) which is released March 24th on the band’s very own Yonks Records. It’s the perfect closer to an album which unites clever songwriting and interesting production which at all times keep them guys ahead of the scruffy-grungy-boy rock scene and allows them to make huge, cool as f*ck, pop songs! Co-produced by Albert DiFiore (Beck, MGMT), the band’s sophomore album is a free-spirited affair and an exciting progression in songwriting, performance, and lyrical statements. Get on it.
Rock and Roll Bye Bye LP (Yonks)
1. Just Like Your Mother
2. Northern Soul
3. Clip Art Link 1 Bubbles
4. Head On To Nowhere
5. Restless Babe
6. Song 19 (Revisited)
7. I’m Not A Punk
8. Respect The Hustle
9. Criminal Feels
10. Mental Case
11. Rock and Roll Bye Bye
12. In Your Head