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Skin 17 – The Heart That Will Not Start

Skin 17

The 90s-inspired alt-rock outfit Skin 17 started in Scotland and regenerated in Japan before finding a new base in London, where Andrew Cockburn found the home place of his sophomore album, Lighting your way by the bridges that you burn. The timely record takes inspiration from the likes of the Cure, NIN and Smashing Pumpkins, but leaves plenty of room for originality.

With snarled lyrics navigating lament and the even angstier guitars and percussion that could easily allow a pit to open it, the lead single, The Heart That Will Not Start allows pain to cohabit with anger in the fiery tumultuous release that carries hints of 70 punk alongside swathes of grungy nuance.

Instrumentally, you’ll find reminiscence to Disturbed, Driving Pool and Godsmack, while vocally, you can expect plenty of Social Distortion-style scathing yet vulnerable emotion.

Check out the latest album from Skin 17 by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Reformed Skin 17 entertain us with Punk rock ”Euro Beats”

Skin 17 is the music of singer Andrew Cockburn and were first formed in Scotland in 2001. The band were soon in Japan and proved to be a popular act. Then everything stopped and everyone thought that the story was over.

The band have been on hiatus for 7 years but are now back in force. Reformed in London this year and with the new album ‘The Great Loneliness‘ out 2020, this could be a big year for Skin 17. They are raw and edgy, their music blares from the speakers with intoxicating energy. You can feel the power and hunger in the music. This is a band on a mission as they know they belong together. Skin 17 are back and they love it.

Euro Beats” from Skin 17 feels like they are just itching to play live all over Europe. Who blames them? With their energy and loyal fan base, they will be a hot band wherever they go.

Stream this new track right here on their Spotify channel.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen