Incredible drummer, producer and composer Tom Skinner keeps himself busy with an impressive list of stellar projects including Sons Of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down, Matthew Herbert, Mulatu Astatke and The Owiny Sigoma Band, amongst many more. Under Hello Skinny, his brainchild project, Skinner released his self-titled album in 2012, which was one of our Picks of the Year. Five years on, Hello Skinny has announced its follow-up, Watermelon Sun. The fruit of free-form, improvised live sessions, Watermelon Sun is inspired by the open-minded attitude of the New York’s club scene of the late 70’s and UK jazz. To bring the record to life, Skinner enlisted the help of celebrated trombone player and composer Peter Zummo.
We’ll have to wait until the end of November to get our hands on Hello Skinny’s new album but we can already hear and dance to the album’s first single, ‘Mr P.Z.’.
Watermelon Sun is out on November 24th via Brownswood