Skinny Living are a four piece from Wakefield who released their debut EP III on August 26th through the band’s own label Orange Room Records and distributed via Red Essential. Better Way Of Thinking is the second track to be revealed from the EP.
Skinny Living’s story isn’t one of rags to riches so much as one of grinding poverty, troubling situations and relentless hard graft. It’s also one of synchronicity, chance meetings, and unflinching belief that their glorious acoustic soul – with its echoes of Bill Withers, the Isley Brothers and Paulo Nutini – will out. As it is doing, with a timeless, gentle beauty and lyrical wisdom far beyond the band’s years.
Leaving home 19 brought financial hardship, dead end jobs and a drift down the wrong path for Belfast born singer Ryan and eventually led him to Wakefield, an open mic night and the eventual incarnation of Skinny Living.
Skinny Living head out on a 13-date UK and Ireland tour in October including a headline show at The Lexington, London. They will also play a handful of European shows including Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.
Also published on Medium.