Skinny Lister Stake Their Claim For Christmas Song Of 2017 With 'Christmas Calls'
Folk Punk heroes, Skinny Lister have wrapped up an extra special present for their fans and listeners everywhere this year. ‘Christmas Calls’ is an epic new Christmas anthem which harks back to The Pogues all time classic, ‘Fairy Tale Of New York’ while retaining an authentic Skinny Lister vibe. ‘Christmas Calls’ is arguably the most epic sounding record the band have produced to date.
While on tour with Dropkick Murphy’s earlier in 2017, the band shot and self-directed the accompanying video to Christmas Call’s which sees them trek across the scenic snow dusted hills of Austria and Germany. Shot on 1970’s Super 8 film and featuring behind the scenes tour action, the video is a Christmas postcard in itself.
Speaking about the track Daniel Heptinstall says:
“I wrote this song in the lead up to last Christmas so I was in full festive spirit! I didn't actually make a conscious decision to write a Christmas song, it wasn't contrived in any way, it just arrived when I picked up the guitar one day. I am a big fan of a good Christmas track and that warm nostalgic feeling they can evoke. I’ve always had soft spot for a bit of Chris Rea when driving up North to see the family for Christmas, or the festive rush of nostalgia I get from those opening bars of The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York'. I'm more than happy to throw a Skinny Lister one into the mix.”