Formed in 2011, Skam are a hard rock power trio band who’ve been delivering no nonsense, gutsy, classic sounding British rock music for the last nine years and will release a new EP, Intra, on 26th February 26th 2021, that will itself be followed by another as the first part in an anthology that will eventually encompass their fourth full length album release.
Previously, Steve Hill (Guitars, lead vocals), Matt Gilmore (Bass, backing vocals), and Neal Hill (Drums, backing vocals) released the independent albums Its Come To This (2011), Peacemaker (2013), Skam: Live and The Amazing Memoirs of Geoffrey Goddard, a concept record based on the diary entries of a time travelling RAF pilot (Both in 2017).
The band has also supported the likes of The Answer, Airbourne, Skindred, The Quireboys, and Gun, and one of those bands’ guitarists has added his own talents to Skam’s latest single.
Out on X-Ray Records, new single & video ‘One Track Mind‘, features The Answer’s Paul Mahon.
The track finds the band expressing their darker side. A fuzzed-up buzzsaw riff heralds the story of a man with insomnia, the trouble he has getting to sleep and the thoughts in his head. All be it for a chilling reason… It’s inspired by the strange notion that even the most innocent can have dark secrets and things hiding in the shadows. And, on the song’s outro there’s a guitar duel Steve Hill and Paul Mahon adding further fire.
“The Answer were the first band to take us on the road so will always have a special place in our hearts” said Skam’s guitarist. “Paul has become a good friend and has some serious face melting skills so I could think of no one better to offer out to a guitar duel for our track ‘One Track Mind’. We were overjoyed when he agreed and we are so proud of the result.”
Prior to this, Skam released ‘Green Eyes’ as a single, and both tracks will be featured on Intra. ‘Green Eyes is about jealousy and how the grass can look greener on the other side of the fence, but to overcome it, you need to suck it up, swallow it down, and concentrate on your own life.
Intra is inspired by modern day struggles, each song focuses on a negative human trait, but sends the message that in any situation there is always hope. The five tracks featured are ‘Green Eyes’, ‘Wake Up’, ‘One Track Mind’, ‘How Many Times’, ‘Fight The Fire’ and ‘On The Run’. The record was produced by Matt Elliss.
You can pre-order/pre-save Inra here.