PLUS APPEARING AT MELTDOWN FESTIVAL CURATED BY GRACE JONES
British rock icons Skunk Anansie roar into 2022 with a ferocious new track entitled ‘Piggy’. A punk-rock blast of distorted riffs, snarling vocals and powerhouse rhythms it’s as confrontational and uncompromising as anything the band have done over the course of their long and illustrious career.
The track is accompanied by a startling lyric video, featuring porcine images and Skin’s establishment-baiting lyrics, taking aim squarely between the eyes of those corrupt and venal politicians currently in power, both in the UK and around the world.
Skin comments, “If there’s one thing we’ve all learned over the past couple of years is that we cannot depend upon our governments to look after us. They seem to be unable to learn from the past and incapable of securing a decent future. This song was written in a moment of rage combined with bitter disillusionment. Brexit then a complete mis-handling of Covid, how the hell did we get to this?”
Skunk Anansie will be heading out on a massive European tour this spring, featuring
rescheduled dates from their hugely acclaimed 25th Anniversary tour, with new shows also added due to phenomenal demand, including a brand new date at London’s iconic O2 Academy Brixton. With a number of shows already sold out, tickets for the remaining dates are available here: https://skunkanansie.com/live-dates
The band will also be appearing as part of the 2022 Meltdown Festival in June, which this year is curated by Grace Jones, with further live news and more brand new music to be announced in due course.
“Through thick and thin, through all of our trials and tribulations, our fans are the ones who have kept us going for all this time,” continues Skin. “So we aim to thank them the best way we can which is to bring them our best show ever! Right now we feel that we have a lot of shared troubles, we aim to honour that, not avoid it, but also bring a bit of relief from them. We’re really looking forward to being on stage again and are stupidly excited for the tour! Chomping on the bit to get back to what we do best and cannot fucking wait for ya’ll to hear the new stuff.”
PRAISE FOR SKUNK ANANSIE LIVE “Skunk Anansie are as sharp-edged and occasionally confrontational as ever they were” Kerrang! KKKK “A ribcage-rattling homecoming for this glorious powerhouse of rock” Daily Telegraph 5* “Skin’s megawatt presence as a queer, black rock frontwoman has never seemed more vital… en route to this ferocious climax there were molten riffs and soaring vocals to spare” The I Newspaper “Twenty-five years in and Skunk Anansie are as good as they’ve ever been.” The Daily Star “Visually and musically they appeared as fresh and unique as they have ever been… judging from this performance there is still much more to come from Skunk Anansie.” Louder Than War 2022 UK TOUR DATES Friday, March 25, 2022 London O2 Academy Brixton Thursday, April 7, 2022 Nottingham Rock City Friday, April 8, 2022 Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse Saturday, April 9, 2022 Brighton Brighton Dome Monday, April 11, 2022 Cardiff Cardiff University **SOLD OUT** Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Bristol O2 Academy Bristol **SOLD OUT** Thursday, April 14, 2022 Cambridge Corn Exchange Friday, April 15, 2022 Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall Saturday, April 16, 2022 Guildford G Live Monday, April 18, 2022 Leicester O2 Academy Leicester Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Lincoln The Engine Shed Thursday, April 21, 2022 Norwich The LCR, UEA Friday, April 22, 2022 Birmingham O2 Academy 1 Birmingham Saturday, April 23, 2022 Sheffield O2 Academy Sheffield Monday, April 25, 2022 Newcastle O2 City Hall Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Glasgow O2 Academy Glasgow Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Leeds O2 Academy Leeds Thursday, June 16, 202 Oxford O2 Academy Oxford Friday, June 17, 2022 London Meltdown Festival