- 23 Aug 22
DIY slouch rocker Aaron Corcoran (aka Skinner) returns with his second single on Faction Records.
24-year-old rising musician Skinner has unveiled a tongue-in-cheek video for his new wave single 'Dog Daze', co-directed by himself and Conor Beegan.
The clip sees Skinner take on a useless-seeming Garda, played by Zachary Stephenson and filmed at Dublin's famous Yellow Door Music Studios.
"And the cops are gonna shoot ya/If you're good or bad/While the world tries to dilute you/Like another fad," Aaron Corcoran declares on the indie slouch/rock offering, which sees his distinctively infectious guitar riffs driving the powerful track forward.
The unique song touches on a number of cornerstones facing young people in Ireland today, inspired by the 1975 Sidney Lumet film Dog Day Afternoon, starring Al Pacino.
"The song was inspired by the movie Dog Day Afternoon," Aaron explained. "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. 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."
Skinner's music harbours the DNA of no wave and post-punk acts like The B52s, James Chance and the Contortions and ESG through to alt-rock touchstones Pixies and Morphine. Add to that his flair for self-production and vibrant ideas to get his music noticed, and he's a surefire star on the Irish scene.
Singles 'Dog Daze' and 'The Slump' follow the Gunge EP on 12” vinyl, a collection of five singles released from 2019 to 2021, available now on Bandcamp.
Previous singles ‘Dislocation’, 'Beer Me, Jim', ‘Sometimes My Brain is Goo’, ‘Slouch’ and ‘Headroom’ were compiled on the Gunge EP, making him a Hot Press’ 20 acts to watch in 2020 act.
Watch the brilliantly chaotic video for 'Dog Daze' below.