Brooklyn Quintet The Skins Support Jake Bugg On Tour

Written by Josh Snider

Brooklyn Quintet The Skins Support Jake Bugg On North American Tour

In the Studio Working On New EP

Watch The Skins Perform 'Surf' at Wreckroom Records + mp3 Download

Stream Single 'Dead Hands' (mp3)

Brooklyn-based rock band The Skins has announced a North American tour with British musician Jake Bugg. The band, consisting of siblings Bayli, Reef, and Kaya Mckeithan, along with dueling guitarists and former School of Rock classmates Daisy Spencer and Russell Chell, has been working on a followup EP to their self-released 2012 EP, The Skins.

Although the band range in ages from 15-21, The Skins play like old pro's, offering a soulful interpretation of rock that today's audiences crave, while proving that age doesn't matter. It is perhaps this synergy and attitude among close family and friends, along with early demos like 'Surf' and 'Dead Hands' (above), that caught renowned producer Rick Rubin's attention, who has been developing songs with the band at his own Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, CA. The band's self-titled EP received an onslaught of rave reviews and buzz from countless blogs, radio stations and labels, their first in-studio music video recorded by Wreckroom Records, a Brooklyn based music incubator for emerging bands, that they helped found with actor Adrian Grenier, received over 10,000 views in its first week on YouTube and continues its steady rise each day ( Contemporary street artist/graphic designer Shepard Fairey has also offered to design the band's t-shirts and stickers for this tour, which will be available for sale on the road.

Since forming in 2012, The Skins have played two sold out tours supporting the UK band The Heavy, they blew audiences away at this summer's Afro Punk Festival and were fan favorites at both the 2013 CMJ and SXSW festivals. The Skins' licensing work has included the use for the Australian world open on ESPN and Cinemax, which has licensed the song "Dead Hands" for an eight-week ad campaign.

The Skins On Tour with Jake Bugg

Jan 10 2014 - Terminal 5 - New York, NY
Jan 11 2014 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
Jan 12 2014 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
Jan 14 2014 - Sound Academy - Toronto, ON
Jan 15 2014 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Royal Oak, MI
Jan 17 2014 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Jan 18 2014 - Riviera Theater - Chicago, IL
Jan 21 2014 - Orpheum Theatre - Vancouver, BC
Jan 22 2014 - Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
Jan 23 2014 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
Jan 24 2014 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
Jan 28 2014 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Jan 29 2014 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Jan 30 2014 - Civic Theatre - New Orleans, LA
Jan 31 2014 - Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN
Feb 01 2014 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN

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