New album "Rehearsal" out on Marchth!
Rising Australian punks Skegss - Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), Toby Cregan (bass), and Jonny Lani (drums) - today announce their new album Rehearsal, produced by Catherine Marks (Manchester Orchestra, PJ Harvey, The Killers), which will be released on 26th March via Loma Vista Recordings/Concord/Spinefarm Records (WW ex. US/CAN/AUS).
Skegss are on the cusp of global domination with their riotous rock that has sparked circle pits and stage dives all over - dingy pubs, skate parks, sold-out shows in the UK, NYC, and LA, plus 20K cap festival stages alike. Their new album Rehearsal is a 13-track thrill ride through the band's laissez-faire lifestyle and sunkissed narratives of love, friendship and youthful musings.
This follows the meteoric DIY success of a few self-released singles/EPs (now certified Platinum in Australia), and their 2018 debut LP My Own Mess which reached No.2 on Australia’s ARIA album chart..
Rehearsal was recorded at The Grove Studios with producer Marks, who added a veteran's finesse and expanded upon the rustic charm of demos Skegss 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 bassist Toby Cregan's reflections on youthful romance, Rehearsal is the most candid and electrifying snapshot we've seen of Skegss yet.
Trippy cover by cult Aussie outsider and frequent Skegss collaborator Jack Irvine (who has also worked with Billie Eilish and Troye Sivan).