- 16 Aug 22
Aaron Corcoran, aka Skinner, is back with his unique new wave, post-punk style.
24-year-old, DIY slouch-rock musician Skinner (real name Aaron Corcoran) has shared his second single on Faction Records.
Tackling the difficulties facing younger generations in the era of late stage capitalism, the track finds itself blending post-punk with new wave tendencies - with brilliant results.
The song was inspired by the movie Dog Day Afternoon, the musician explains: "The main character of Sonny was someone that really resonated with me. Nearly everyone my age is stuck between a rock and a hard place where everyday the news just gets worse and worse.
"The police want to do you over, the landlords want to rip you off and the government wants to crucify you," Alan adds. "It’s at a point where everyone’s just like “I’m tired man” and when you’re tired you’re in no mood to put up with bullshit so you tell it like it is. That’s what I wanted to do with this song, tell it like it is."
Corcoran combines the DNA of acts like The B52s, James Chance and the Contortions and ESG with alt-rock touchstones Pixies and Morphine. A talent for grunge-nodding self-production and fascinating instrumentation adds a glimmer of distinctiveness to his sound, one that stands out a mile in the Irish scene.
Previous singles ‘Dislocation’, 'Beer Me, Jim', ‘Sometimes My Brain is Goo’, ‘Slouch’ and ‘Headroom’ were compiled on the Gunge EP, a 2021 vinyl release. Skinner also made Hot Press' 20 Acts To Watch list two years ago.
Spotify chose Skinner as the main cover art for their popular An Alternative Eire playlist and has featured Skinner songs in playlists such as Fresh Finds Rock: Best Of 2021, Post Punk 2K and Hot New Bands.
Catch him at Ireland Music Week in October, but not before his Workman's Cellar gig with Negro Impacto and the Burner Records crew on Thursday and supporting Dope Lemon at the National Stadium on August 27th.
Catch Skinner live
Aug 18th - Workman's Cellar, Dublin - Burner Records, Negro Impacto
Aug 27th - National Stadium, Dublin - Dope Lemon support
Oct 6/7 - Ireland Music Week