Singular Artists proudly presents
Whelan’s Upstairs • Fri 6th Oct 2023
Skinny Pelembe announces a special headline show in Whelan’s (Up), 6th October 2023. Tickets available from www.singularartists.ie Friday 21st April 2023 at 10am.
Skinny Pelembe is excited to share his new single ‘Deadman Deadman Deadman’ and its accompanying video – stream here / watch the video here. The track is the latest release from his forthcoming album Hardly The Same Snake, which will be released on 28th April on Partisan Records (Idles, Fontaines D.C, Fela Kuti, Laura Marling, Beth Orton)
Speaking about the new single, Skinny says: “You can be any kind of person you want, eventually we all end up in the same place.”
Hardly The Same Snake is Skinny Pelembe’s second album, following 2019’s Dreaming Is Dead Now, which was released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings to widespread acclaim.
The idea of forging your own path – and shedding skin, so to speak – is integral to Hardly The Same Snake. Begun pre-pandemic and completed in the spring of 2021, the album was re-recorded twice due to Skinny’s dissatisfaction with early experiments and desire to flip the script on the winning formula he’d established with his debut.
Determined that the collection shouldn’t sound like a band record, but equally mustn’t feel “too button push-y”, Skinny assembled songs by sampling instrumentation originally recorded live, including chopped and looped versions of the brilliantly complex beats played by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics. It was a painstaking process that paid off, resulting in an album fathoms ahead of its promising predecessor, and one that honestly reflects Skinny’s creative evolution. Its sound is far-reaching and technicolour; gloriously genre-agnostic, incorporating jungle-inspired rhythms, saloon-style pianos, low-slung indie-rock and Afrobeat-meets-8-bit-riffs.
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€20 available online from Whelan’s – €1 per ticket service charge applies.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE SHOW
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm | Drinks Promos