Here are some of our favorite shots from our recent shoot with the awesome Shona Cutt.
We are proud and excited to announce the amazing news that SKAM have just signed a worldwide deal with Off Yer Rocka Records.
We are excited to be associated with such a great label and are looking forward to having the support of a great team of genuine music lovers.
Powerhouse Leicester 3-piece Skam kick off 2014 in fine style with the worldwide release of new single ‘Rivers’ on February 24th. The track is taken from the forthcoming 2nd album ‘Peacemaker’ – set for a July 28th worldwide release, via their new label deal with Off Yer Rocka Recordings. A killer live band, they will be hitting the road again on a run of UK dates in February.
Skam continue to wear their influences on their sleeves – from Sabbath and QOTS through Foo Fighters, AC/DC, the fuzziest of the grunge era bands and even some cosmic Prog breakdowns. All tied together with their own, wickedly infectious grooves.
The band ended 2013 on a real high finishing at #30 in Classic Rock Magazines fan voted Tracks Of The Year list; http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/features/songs-of-the-year-top-50/ – The track – ‘Massacre’ – taken from their debut album ‘Its Come To This’ saw them feature in among the likes of Black Sabbath and Motorhead. No mean feat for a self-funded, self-motivated, self-everything , DIY to the core band who have been given great support already from the fine people at Planet Rock Radio, Classic Rock Magazine, Kerrang Magazine, XFM Rock Show, Kerrang Radio and Scuzz TV among others.
The new record has been produced by Matt Ellis who was of course at the helm on the debut long player. That record, with its two killer singles; No Lies and Massacre captured the rawness, the depth and the sheer no nonsense good times that Skam also bring to their live shows. It was something the band were keen to keep in the mix. “The New SKAM album is a culmination of 2 years on the road and our desire to just put out the music we love. We have a huge array of different influences and we don’t hide behind them. We are ROCK fans. It’s that simple. Between us we have a deep love for nearly all guitar driven rock!”
We are pleased to have been asked to play at the great HAMMERFEST festival. This marks the first in a long list of festival spots we are planning for the coming months so stay tuned. The festival runs from the 13th to the 16th of March and its gonna be a face melting weekend! For more info and tickets go to the Hammerfest website by clicking on this link : www.hammerfest.co.uk
We have decided to hit the road in February to promote our new album “PEACEMAKER” The album is released in the summer, but we wanted to play a few new tracks to you guys. The first single from the new album is “RIVERS” which is released on Monday 24th February. All Dates below, ticket links and more info can be found on the gig tab above.
SKAM “RIVERS” TOUR 2014
Friday 7th February – O2 Academy 3 – Leicester
Support from BlackWolf and Midnight Dogs
Saturday 8th February – Trillians – Newcastle
Support from BlackWolf
Wednesday 19th February – Scruffy Murphys – Birmingham
Thursday 20th February – The 12 Bar Club – London
Friday 21st February – O2 Academy – Oxford
Saturday 22nd February – The Exchange – Bristol
Supporting BlackWolf and Hand of Dimes
Sunday 23rd February – King Billys – Northampton
See you on the road!
We are so chuffed to announce that ‘Massacre’ the 3rd single from our debut album ‘Its Come To This’ is at number 30 in Classic Rock magazines Top 100 Songs Of 2013.
The news was announced this evening on Team Rock radio and we couldn’t be happier. For the full list check out the Classic Rock website here. Thank you to everyone who voted. Its a great start to a new year, watch out 2014 SKAM are coming at you in a big way, so stay posted for some tour dates very soon.
Happy New Year to all our fans and your families.
Lets Get Rockin!
We had such a great time at the O2 in Leicester that we have decided to keep the good vibe going by giving away a free download of our new single RIVERS. The single is the first from our brand new, second album due out next year. To get your free download click on the DOWNLOAD tab on the menu above, then click the download link. Thanks or all your continued support keep posted for more updates soon.
Hi SKAM fans!
Good news! We have finished writing songs for our next new album. We have about fifteen tracks, though only ten will make the final cut. Before we start recording though we need to get outdoors and flex our rock muscles again, starting with a huge hometown show.
We can’t wait to get out and play some shows and we promise this won’t be the last one this year. To mark the occasion you’ll be able to get your hands on a limited run of CD singles on the night. The single will feature a new song from the new record and will also include a number of SKAM rarities and B sides.
See you down the front!
Hey SKAM fans, Well the summer is here and what a great one it is shaping up to be. Your favorite three piece have been rocking hard all year in support of our debut album ‘Its Come to This’. These last 12 months have seen us play to thousands of new ears, drive hundreds of thousands of miles and drink a shit load of beer. But the time has come to put our heads together and decide on what is going to be next.
Last week SKAM performed at the ‘Simon Says’ festival in Leicester and the epic Steelhouse Festival in Wales. These two shows mark the end of the ICTT campaign and we want to thank everyone for their continued support, for every show, for every note you guys have been there encouraging us to strive on and for that we want to thank you.
But this is also a new beginning. Over the next couple of months we are going to take a bit of time off from the live circuit to finish writing and then start pre-production of our second full length album. We couldn’t be more excited. Some of you may have heard the odd tit-bit and the feedback has been great! I promise you this one is going to be a game changer! So keep your eyes and ears peeled for new announcements as they happen. Don’t worry we can’t stay away for long and we will be announcing some dates for the tail-end of this year and we would love to see you there!
Keep rocking and we will see you all soon.
Unfortunately due to circumstance out of our control all the shows with Electric Mary have been cancelled. If you have bought tickets please contact your ticket provider for a full refund. Keep you eyes peeled as we will be heading out to do our own shows later in the year. Again we can only apologise and promise that we will be out there rocking you guys very soon!
July 27th, Simon Says festival, Leicester
July 28th Steel House festival, Ebbw Vale
You heard it right, after SKAM supported the incredible Aussie rockers at Rock City last year, there was only going to be one band they wanted to open the bill when they came back to the UK this coming November.
SKAM have been confirmed as the main support band and we can’t be more excited.
21st November Waterfront, Norwich
22nd November Ruby Lounge, Manchester
23rd November The Borderline, London
25th November Haven Club, Oxford
26th November O2 Academy, Leicester
27th November Robin2, Wolverhampton
30th November Mr Greystones, Sheffield
For more info about the shows please see our gig page.
If you haven’t heard of Electric Mary check them out, they are a class hard rock band, tight as a gnats chuff!
See you at the front!