Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Skindred uncover rare track ‘It’s A Crime’

Welsh rockers Skindred have released the lyric video for ‘It’s A Crime’ which will be included on the re-issue of Roots Rock Riot.

Check out the video below:

This track was only available on the Japanese version of the 2007 album until now. The re-issue of Roots Rock Riot is due for release on April 23rd and will include some extra rare/unheard tracks. Merch bundles and pre-orders are available here.

Drummer, Ayra Goggins, had this to say about the new version of the album:

‘It’s a Crime’ was written in 2006 in our basement studio below St Joseph’s Boxing club in Newport … It’s where all the writing for Roots Rock Riot took place. The only reason it didn’t make the album was because of how the album tracklisting flowed. We were so happy with how the album progressed from the opening of chaos of ‘Roots Rock Riot’ to the epic ending of ‘Choices And Decisions’ we didn’t want to crowbar another song in needlessly. It was a hard decision to leave it out but we are so happy it’s being included in the re-release. It was always a band and producer favorite.”

Skindred also has a UK tour planned for the end of the year, with special guests Royal Republic. Dates are below:

September / October 2021

Thu 23rd – Cambridge, Junction
Fri 24th – Oxford, Academy
Sat 25th – Northampton, Roadmenders
Thu 30th – Leeds, Academy
Fri 1st – Birmingham, Institute
Sat 2nd – London, Roundhouse
Thu 7th – Cardiff, Tramshed
Fri 8th – Bristol, Academy
Sat 9th – Nottingham, Rock City
Sun 10th – Glasgow, SWG3
Fri 15th – Southampton, Guildhall
Fri 22nd – Sheffield, Corporation
Sat 23rd – Newcastle, Uni Students’ Union
Fri 29th – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Sat 30th – Manchester, Academy
Sun 31st – Norwich, UEA

Check out the time we caught up with the guys from Skindred at Bloodstock Festival in 2017 here.

Neale McGeever
RAMzine Senior Contributor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

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