Hard Skin return to North America, released 2 LPs (including 1 w/ Joanna Newsom, members of Lush, The Kills, more)
Hard Skin at Acheron, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The UK kings of hilarious oi return to the US for a set of appearances on our shores, including known dates in Philly, Chicago and NYC. Look for Hard Skin to return to Acheron on September 12th, snagging support from Brooklyn punks La Misma (check out their demo) & Vanity. Ticketing information is on the way.
Hard Skin recently released their first LPs since 2004's Same Meat, Different Gravy. If you listen to them back to back, you may find that the pair of releases -- On The Balls and Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear -- are pretty similar.
This is a CLASSIC! Well, it's actually TWO CLASSICS! We got some of our sexiest lady mates round to the studio, got them drunk on cheap plonk, and after a few days we had a second version of the album recorded with HARD SKIN as you've never heard us before.
Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear? features vocal appearances from Alison Mosshart (The Kills, Dead Weather), Joanna Newsom, Beki Bondage (Vice Squad), Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit), Miki Berenyi (Lush), Roxanne and Marion of Veronica Falls' and many many more. (Stream at Spotify and get your copies at Feral Ward.
All known dates are listed, along with a video for "Council Estate" are below.
UPDATE: new dates have emerged. Full tour schedule is below.
HARD SKIN - 2013 TOUR DATES
August 30 - Queens Arms Reading, UK
August 31 - Bristol Exchange
September 01 - Birmingham Wagon & Horses
September 12 - Acheron Brooklyn, NY
September 13 - The Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA, US
September 14 - Subterranean Chicago, IL, US
September 15 - Minneapolis,MN at 7th St Entry with Dillinger 4
September 16 - Austin,TX at Holy Mountain with Wiccans, Critauras and Pinkos
September 18 - Portland,OR at The Know
September 19 - EARLY SHOW! Oakland,CA at 1234go Records 6pm
September 19 - LATE SHOW! San Fransisco.CA at Thee Parkside 9pm w/ Replica and Kicker
October 25 - Morkhoven Den Bolle
October 26 - Amsterdam OCCII
October 27 - Kiel Raucherei
October 29 - Berlin Cortina Bob
October 30 - Leipzig Conne Island
October 31 - Dijon Tanneries
November 01 - Karlsruhe Alte Hackerei
November 02 - Frankfurt A.M. AU