THE BUFFALO SKINNERS
Sheffield band reveal video for new track ‘Do What You Want’
7″ single out on 21st June via Loose Chat Records
Sheffield’s TheBuffalo Skinners are back to start a fresh chapter in the group’s decade long career with new song ‘Do What You Want’ – the first side of a new 7″ the group are releasing 21st June, via Loose Chat Records.
‘Do What You Want’ was recorded to two-inch tape with Jamie Lockhart and Rob Slater at Leeds’ Greenmount studios (The Cribs, Brawlers, The Vaccines) and is the first release from the band featuring lead guitarist Phil Nixon. “It’s about escaping judgement of your individuality in the suburb you’ve grown up in, to walk the diverse city, invisible and accepted,” says Phil of the song, his first co-written contribution to the band.
Greenmount studio is the proud owner of the very tape machine that recorded The Beatles in Hamburg, and listening to ‘Do What You Want’, it’s hard not to feel like some of that same spirit has found its way onto this record. It’s energetic rock ’n’ roll drowns in harmonies and has a sense of urgency that is reminiscent of The Beatles during that era, whilst remaining overtly modern in sentiment.
Falling into a space between T. Rex, The Smiths,The Felice Brothers and Big Thief, the group have got three full length studio albums under their belts over their decade long career, the most recent of these being 2016’s ‘Cease Your Dreaming’ produced by Mercury Prize nominated Colin Eliot (Richard Hawley, Kylie, Slow Club).
With four active and contributing songwriters in the group, The Buffalo Skinners are painting from a broad palette of influence, whilst always maintaining their core sound. The band are working on a fourth full length album, again teaming up with Jamie Lockhart and Rob Slater at Greenmount, to be released next year.
The Buffalo Skinners are: Peter Seccombe (guitar & vocals), Robbie Thompson (bass & vocals), Phil Nixon (guitar & vocals) James Nicholls (violin & vocals) and Miles Stapleton (drums)
THE BUFFALO SKINNERS TOUR DATES
Friday 5th July – Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire
Wednesday 7th August – Adelphi Club, Hull
Thursday 8th August – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
Sunday 11th August – Newcastle, Cumberland Arms
Wednesday 14th August – Oporto, Leeds
Thursday 15th August – Hy Brasil, Bristol
Friday 16th August – The Islington, London
Saturday 17th August – Shakespeares, Sheffield