After a series of barn-storming shows throughout Europe this month, Skinny Lister set a course for the second leg of their UK tour and head for home with a new single in their sails: ‘My Life, My Architecture’. Arriving like the epilogue to your favourite novel, the folk-punk sextet follow the release of their intrepid fourth album, The Story Is… with this apt and irresistible latest excerpt from it.
“On one hand ‘My Life, My Architecture’ is an empowering song about being in control of your own destiny, creating your own story. It’s our nod to existentialism and freedom of choice. We are a product of our life decisions.” says Dan Heptinstall of the track. “On the other hand - the chorus of the song, complete with a key-shift, reflects the uncertainty of the risks we take in life; those leaps of faith that are needed from time to time that help to keep life surprising and exciting.”
Complementing the song’s essence of duality, Lorna Thomas & Dan Heptinstall vocals duel dizzyingly through one of their most complex and compulsively catchy choruses to date. Blue-printed by the band with the baroque-pop organ flurries and torpedo-like tremolo guitar breaks, ‘My Life, My Architecture’ was given the finishing touches by producer Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy, The Temper Trap) to stand tall as one of the band’s most ludicrously enjoyable pop edifices to date.
SKINNY LISTER: ‘THE STORY IS…’ 2019 TOUR
UK TOUR - LEG 2: APRIL
3rd - Edinburgh The Mash House
4th - Newcastle Riverside
5th - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
6th - Manchester Club Academy 2
10th - Cambridge Junction 1
11th - London Electric Ballroom