Question: How many solo albums does it take for a band to get back together? Answer: Two, if this week’s news is anything to go by.
Seven years since lead singer Skin went it alone, Skunk Anansie have finally confirmed the longstanding whispers that they have reformed, at least for live shows, with further rumours that a best-of compilation and perhaps new material will see the light of day soon. The band play two shows at London’s Water Rats on April 2nd and 3rd under the pseudonym of SCAM (Skin, Cass, Ace and Mark?). Tickets for these tiny shows went on sale yesterday and sold out fast (sorry, we were slow), but look for more appearances from the band in the near future.
Also in the reformation business are late-’90s, early ’00s trip-hop duo Lamb, who announced yesterday that they will be playing at various festivals this summer. First to be confirmed is The Big Chill festival (who appear to have made this same announcement late last month – that passed us by too!) to be held in Eastnor on August 7th–9th. No news on whether this means there will be new music from the pair just yet. Watch this space.
Skunk Anansie, ‘Secretly’