British band Skunk Anansie are back with their sixth studio album, ‘Anarchytecture’: a collection of hard-hitting alternative rock anthems, brimming with punchy riffs and the sort of fire that can only burn from the heart and soul of vocal powerhouse, Skin.
‘Anarchytecture’ is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Black Traffic’, and features the group’s regular line-up of Skin, guitarist Ace, bassist Cass & drummer Mark Richardson. The new album – produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Killing Joke, Band of Skulls) at RAK Studios in London, with mixing duties divided between Dalgety & Jeremy Wheatley, and mastering set to be handled by the legendary Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York – has been confirmed for worldwide release on January 15th; it will be supported by a full European headline tour, including two dates in the UK, visiting fans North and South.
Meanwhile, Skin is currently appearing as a judge on X Factor Italy, having studied Italian following the invitation to get involved; she also features on the cover of this month’s issue of the Italian Vanity Fair.
Skunk Anansie formed in 1994, went on hiatus in 2001, then reformed in 2009. To date, they have released five studio albums: Paranoid and Sunburnt (1995), Stoosh (1996), Post Orgasmic Chill (1999), Wonderlustre (2010) and Black Traffic (2012); they have also issued the compilation album ‘Smashes and Trashes’ (2009), plus the acoustic CD / DVD ‘An Acoustic Skunk Anansie – Live In London’ (2013), along with a run of hit singles, including ‘Charity’, ‘Hedonism’, ‘Selling Jesus’, ‘I Can Dream’ and ‘Weak’. Skunk Anansie went on to become one of the biggest rock bands in Britain and Europe throughout the ’90s, selling over 5 million records and doing 7 sell-out world tours up to 2000. In 1999, the band headlined the Glastonbury festival, and they have also performed with Pavarotti for the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela for his 80th Birthday ‘Gift To The Nation’ shows.
February 4th – London, The Forum
February 5th – Albert Hall, Manchester