[dropcap style=”font-size:100px;color:#992211;”]I[/dropcap]n 1996 upstart rock outsiders Skunk Anansie released the single “Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)”, taken from their second album Stoosh. Written by vocalist Skin following a tough break-up it instantly became a fan favourite and was a Top 20 hit across Europe, reaching no.13 in the UK charts, even hitting no.1 in both Iceland and Switzerland.
Two decades on and Skunk Anansie are recognised as one of the most important and successful British rock acts across the globe, having enjoyed a spectacular international career as trailblazing, multi-platinum-selling, award-winning Brit rockers.
In celebration of their 25th anniversary live album 25LIVE@25, which is released next week, the band have now shared a live video for the track. Renowned for their incendiary live performances, the video consists of previously un-released footage from earlier shows, capturing the spirit of Skunk Anansie which has electrified clubs, venues and festivals across the globe.
25LIVE@25 is an in-your-face document, celebrating Skunk Anansie’s unrivalled influence throughout the decades, yet still remaining as potent and relevant today. The band’s influence continues to be recognised with Skin featuring as a cover star for Classic Rock’s ‘She Rocks’ issue last year as well as picking up the Inspirational Artist Award at Music Week’s Women In Music Awards 2018.
2019 will see their return to the live circuit, with a number of European shows and festival headline slots already announced—see details below—and many more to follow.
25LIVE@25 can be pre-ordered in a variety of collector’s editions signed deluxe CD, coloured vinyl box-set, a deluxe multi-format bundle, on cassette, with exclusive merchandise and more. Full details can be found here.
FESTIVAL DATES 2019
June 29th – The Hague, Parkpop, NETHERLANDS
July 4th – Turin, Palazzina Di Caccia di Stupinigi, ITALY
July 5th – Bologna, Bologna Sonic Park, ITALY
July 7th – Milan, Legnano Castle, ITALY
July 8th – Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica, ITALY
July 13th – Weert, Bospop, NETHERLANDS
August 23rd – Vilar de Mouros Festival, PORTUGAL
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.