Skinny Residing’s story is one in every of battle, troubling conditions and relentless exhausting graft. It’s additionally one in every of synchronicity, likelihood conferences, and the unflinching perception that their superb indie soul music will attain the viewers it deserves. Their potential is there to see.
Echoing Invoice Withers, The Isley Brothers and Paolo Nutini, their songs shimmer with a timeless, mild magnificence, beautiful vocal harmonies and a lyrical knowledge that conjures up optimism and reflection in equal measure.
The band’s sound is outlined by two acoustic guitars and vocal harmonies delivered by Wakefield natives Will Sales space and Danny Hepworth, whereas the beautiful and ever-so-slightly haunted vocal and lyricism within the midst of all of it belongs to frontman Ryan Johnston, born in Belfast to a Catholic mom from the Republican space and a Protestant father from the opposite aspect of city.
Their polar reverse backgrounds meant a household transfer to Bangor earlier than Ryan later moved to England, the place he met Will and Danny at an open mic night time and shaped the band.
Skinny Residing has been lively since 2014. In that point, they’ve amassed over 60 million streams worldwide with out releasing a full studio album. Nonetheless, the trio are actually heading in the right direction to launch their Debut Album in 2023.
The band lately shared the that means behind their title, which is apt given their songs are sometimes full of massive desires from a modest background:
“Skinny Residing is a time period that describes the monetary actuality and life-style of the working class. Arduous graft on a low revenue with a lust for all times, ardour for household and an optimistic perspective concerning the future.”
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