The album is preceded by the single, Company of the Bar, a song fusing three themes that have loomed large throughout Skinny Lister's output: drinking, traveling, and the sea.
Combining these into one driving, no-nonsense celebration of the virtues of hanging out down the pub with mates and loved ones.
As Dan Heptinstall says:
"It's a simple sentiment, but one that is at the heart of the Skinny Lister philosophy.
"This is a song that has been built for the rugged road, and we can't wait to hear it belted back at us on our upcoming US and UK Tours later this year!"
The track is the leading single to be cut from Shanty Punk
, a concept album
that's all about, well, Skinny Lister.
As Dan explains:
"Shanty Punk is our concept album – and the concept is Skinny Lister.
"It's a pure distillation of what makes Skinny Lister tick, and perhaps a collection of songs that leans further into our folky routes than we've ventured in some years.
"It felt to us like it was time to touch base and celebrate the essence of the band, while at the same time – giving it a fresh and dynamic feel."
Written and recorded by Skinny Lister, mixed by Patrick Phillips and Daniel Heptinstall, the album was given its mastering polish at the iconic Abbey Road Studios by Frank Arkwright.
With its album artwork a swirling collage of imagery
that has become synonymous with the band since their inception in 2009 - with flagons, red shoes, boots and land rovers all present and correct - the cover of Shanty Punk
makes it clear from the get-go that this is very much the definitive Skinny Lister album.