Skegss announce full UK tour for October


Skegss return to the UK for a run of dates this October

‘Rehearsal’ the album is OUT NOW

DATES 3rd October 2022 – Chalk, Brighton 4th October 2022 – The Old Fire Station, Bournmouth 6th October 20200 – Metronome, Nottingham 7th October 2022 – St Luke’s, Glasgow 9th October 2022 – Thekla, Bristol 10th October 2022 – The Wardrobe, Leeds 11th October 2022 – Gorilla, Manchester 13th October 2022 – Electric Ballroom, London Tickets available from from Friday 10th June, 10am

Praise for Skegss: “Skegss are contemporary coastal Australia. In appearance and outlook. Sun-kissed unruly locks, vintage clothes, band tees from friends’ bands. Tongue in cheek and a DIY attitude.” - Stab Magazine (‘Skegss Are Not A Surf Band’ feature) “Rehearsal takes you on a road trip with the top down as it relays sun-kissed narratives of love, friendship, and youthful musings.” - Upset “The song comes fully-loaded with everything we know and love from the Byron Bay trio: a roll with the punches attitude and a loud, anthemic chorus.” - YUCK (‘Valhalla’) “Punk with a neat melodic edge” - CLASH (‘Valhalla’) ‘A band determined in who they want to be and what they want to do’ - DORK it’s clear that they have more to bring than just a good time’ - GigwiseIt’s difficult not to get lost amongst the bands flurry and, thanks to the use of vintage recording equipment, rustic charm’ - The Line Of Best Fit

In the six years since their inception, Skegss (singer/guitarist Ben Reed, bassist/guitarist/vocalist Toby Cregan, and drummer Jonny Lani) emerged from their laid-back, Australian small town roots as unlikely anti-heroes of the country’s vibrant rock scene. Their riotous releases have sparked circle pits and stage dives all over—from dingy pubs and skate parks, to 20K capacity festival stages—and led the three lads on countless world tours. They’ve even topped the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) singles charts numerous times and, more recently, their debut LP My Own Mess reached number two on the album charts and earned an ARIA Award nomination for ‘Best Rock Album.’ Australia's coastal sensation never lost their underdog flair despite their achievements, and it's that same spirit that defines their second studio album, Rehearsal—a 13-track thrill ride through modern disillusioned youth. Released late March 2021 via Loma Vista Recordings, Rehearsal debuted at #1 on Australia’s ARIA Album and Vinyl sales chart with first week sales and was the triple j feature record. In addition, Rehearsal earned the trio of Toby, Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), and Jonny Lani (drums) their first cover story at NME Australia, while its singles collectively earned early praise and support from Consequence, DIY, Rolling Stone Australia ('Song You Need to Know') and had 2 tracks place in the triple j Hottest 100 voted singles of the year. ('Under the Thunder' (#27) and 'Fantasising' (#66)) Rehearsal was recorded at The Grove Studios with Grammy-award winning producer Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice), who added a veteran's finesse and expanded upon the rustic charm of demos the band tracked at The Music Farm using vintage gear from the ‘60s and ‘70s. From Reed's self-made lyrical philosophies inspired by his favorite stand-up comedians to Toby Cregan's reflections on life and his dog, Rehearsal is the most candid and electrifying snapshot we've seen of Skegss yet.