Hello Skinny drops self-titled debut album

After a decade and a half playing with an array of illustrious bands (most recently Sons Of Kemet, Mulatu Astatke, Matthew Herbert, Eska, Finn Peters and The Owiny Sigoma Band), London based ingenious drummer, producer and composer Tom Skinner released today his monumental eponymous debut album under the moniker Hello Skinny.
Skinner adopted his moniker following a song from The Residents’ album Duck Stab!/Buster & Glen released in 1978.

Written, performed and produced by Skinner, Hello Skinny features contributions from multi-reed player Shabaka Hutchings, The Invisible’s Tom Herbert, trumpeter Byron Wallen, singer Trudie Dawn Smith and pianist Nick Ramm.
The album is punctuated by Skinner’s wide musical references, borrowing from jazz and electronics, dub and reggae and even folk.

Hello Skinny‘s track title is a stunning cover of the Residents song, you’ll be playing it again the second it ends. You can listen to it beneath and head over to Slowfoot Records to order the album.