Track Of The Day – Skaters – ‘Deadbolt’


Ok a final track of the day for a while, for December beckons and with it comes the promise of endless lists, albums of the year, ones to watch, The Blog Sound of 2014, plus a few festive specials.

But for now it’s over to New York for Skaters who and have gone from strength to strength during 2013 winning hearts, minds and ears through playing the likes of SXSW and Lollapalooza as well as hitting the European festival circuit including Reading & Leeds, Hurricane & Southside, Rock en Seine, Oya, Way out West, Best Kept Secret, Pukkelpop among  others.

With their full-length début, MANHATTAN, confirmed for February 24th we expect 2014 to be a breakthrough year for Skaters.  Today’s featured track is ‘Deadbolt’, which is apparently a song about “an addiction to Karaoke” (see video.)  It’s a tune that combines the energy of early Supergrass juxtaposed with the laconic cool of the Strokes, (i.e./ The Strokes when they could be arsed to be a band) Skaters will be getting their skates on and touring the UK in Feb/March to promote the album so keep your eyes peeled.


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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