Its with great pleasure we can announce we will be supporting AIRBOURNE on their short UK tour at the end of August. We can’t wait to rock with these guys, then after try and drink them under the table! The dates fit nicely on the end of our PEACEMAKER tour so make sure you grap a ticket while you still can. These gigs will sell out.
Tuesday 26th August – Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
Wednesday 27th August – Concorde 2 Brighton
Thursday 28th August – The Garage London
All ticket details are on our gig page.
See you on the road!
It’s great getting reviews for the new album, we are so pleased that everyone seems to get it! We would like to thank My Global Mind for this great review, very kind words indeed! Be sure to check them out, they love all things Rock and Metal!!
“Hailing from Leicester, Skam are a 3 piece classic rock band who have been on the scene for almost 3 years now. After a wild ride of over 250 gigs supporting some well renowned artists including: The Wildhearts, Laika Dog and Blaze Bayley, this 6 legged powerhouse finally decided to write and record their debut album in the form of Peacemaker – a 14 track shit storm of a record that can only be heralded as one of the finest albums to come from an underground UK based artist in the past 10 years! This is an album you need in your collection, and Skam are most definitely a band you need in your life.
The first thing that stands out about Peacemaker is how clean cut the production is on this record. For a band this size it is a real treat to hear such a crisp, no nonsense, professional sound; and this can be put down to the bands choice of producer on this album. Working with the legendary Matt Elliss was a massive pay off; resulting in tracks such as lead single ‘Holy City’, the bouncy ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’ and the emotional power ballad ‘Precious Stone’ sounding like they had been released by a band of arena level stature. When a band not only puts time and effort into writing songs, but also into the production of said songs, you know they are serious – showing that with this record Skam are making a statement, and this statement is: “This is who we are, this is how we sound, and by god do we sound good”.
For a 3 piece band Skam have a hell of a lot of balls and power. Anyone would think when hearing tracks such as ‘Make You Pay’, ‘Rivers’ and he feel good ‘Let’s Get Rocked’ that there was at least 5 members to this band. The songs on Peacekeeper were written to be played live. They are catchy, captivating, energetic and above all memorable. There isn’t a dull track on this album, and the pure heaviness and force behind each and every one of these tracks is the driving factor behind this album, making it a record that entices you from the very first chord till the final song finishes.
It is hard to define Skam in terms of genre/subgenre. There is so much going on in their music that they take bits and pieces from what can be described as the “80’s scene” and mash it together to form their own unique sound. It is hard to think of an unsigned, underground rock band out there at the moment who can rival with the calibre of music that Skam have produced on Peacemaker, and hopefully there will be many more epic releases like this to follow very soon!
It’s not often a band comes along and releases a flawless album, but Skam have proven with the incredible Peacemaker that if you put enough hard work, time and insane musicianship into your songs you can release a masterpiece that puts your band a cut above the rest! Roll on the next 1! ”
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Hi lovely people, PEACEMAKER will soon be here. We cant wait.
To help feed your audio appetite we have another Review. This one is from the very wise guys and gals at PlanetMosh.
Check this out.
Opening up a rock album with a self-penned sub one minute instrumental homage to Spaghetti Westerns take some balls, fortunately Skam have plenty. And they are big. Very big.
‘Make You Pay’ is the first real track on the new album. While this is a great little number, it isn’t anything new, Skam seem to be content to continue with the sound, direction and quite frankly, the winning formula of their debut album ‘Its Come To This’, which isn’t such a bad thing as it was an impressive release.
However, track number three ( the first single released way back in January ) ‘Rivers’ kicks off with an infectious grove that will have you reaching for your Air Guitar, this song grabs you with its simple yet commanding riff, and while you’re there, grab your Air drumsticks as well, your gonna need them.
The latest single ‘Holy City’ is next up, and once again Skam have raised the bar with this one, the songwriting, the structure are all just that little bit better than the debut, when I say a little bit better, on further listens, I mean a lot better. (this cd has not been out of my player for over a week now ).
By the time Peacemaker, the title track, comes along, this album will have already drawn you in with it’s straight forward rock n roll attitude and some serious guitar work.
The wire is the albums longest track, clocking in at over five minutes; it’s a slow burner but finishes with an amazing solo.
Even when Skam slow it down a bit such as on ‘Precious Stone’, No, it’s not a ballad, it is just a bit slower than everything else, there’s still time for a fierce solo.
The remaining tracks are all equally as good, with enough variation to keep everyone happy, ‘Let’s Get Rocked’ being a simple yet effective little rocker.
Peacemaker has been produced by Matt Ellis who was at the helm on the debut ‘Its Come To This’, and he has done a killer job, the album is full of wickedly infectious grooves, with some serious fret shredding solo’s and thundering bass lines that underpin the whole album. As AC/DC once said, this will shake your foundations.
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After one of the hottest weeks this year i thought only right to give you a HOT review.
This one comes from our fine friends at The Rock And Rock Circus Radio show.
A lengthy review with a lovely track by track account. Enjoy
SKAM are a three piece based in Leicester in the UK. Formed five years ago by Steve Hill (Guitar), Matt Gilmore (Bass) and Ray ‘X-Ray’ Peverill (Drums), these Leicester legends are rocking it hard!. With over 400 performances under their belts, they’ve appeared in every major city throughout the UK and Ireland. SKAM have supported such bands as The Answer / The Union and Bonafide plus headlined their own shows and festivals which have included, Cambridge Rock Festival, Bulldog Bash, Hard Rock Hell 6, Steelhouse Festival and Hammerfest VI. With two self funded EP’s and a ten track debut album “It’s Come To This”, SKAM now give us their highly anticipated new release “Peacemaker”.
Langundo – With the sounds of crickets and cicadas you are taken away to a serenity where a gorgeous acoustic guitar rolls in the background while the haunting flute plays with a reminiscence of an Apache tribe sat around a campfire.
Make You Pay – After the peacefulness of the previous track, this one comes exploding at you like a freight train!. Thunderous beats and an addictive lick on the guitars grab you and instantly get you thinking “oh hell yeah!”. An awesome foot tapping track where you’ll be throwing yourself around the pit and fist pumping the air like a kid that’s just finished school for the last time. Addictive stuff!.
Rivers – A brooding bass line launches the drums and some guitar flare before we get into a rhythmic chug on the guitar. Sounding like a steam train thundering down the tracks this track really flows with some epic wah guitar at the bridge.
Holy City – A guitar riff that demands your instant attention and rolls on the drums that add to the impact, throw you face first into this juggernaut of a track. With such an upbeat, addictive tone, you cannot help but want to mosh and foot tap to this.
Peacemaker – This comes swaggering at you like you’ve just stepped on it’s toes and looked at it’s girlfriend funny. With a heavy Black Sabbath tone to it, this track is heavy and brooding. Some epic rhythm work and a seriously wicked guitar solo at the bridge brings this track some serious attitude.
The Wire – This is one of those mellow rock tracks that needs cranking up to the max!. With electro acoustics and reflective lyrics, this track intensifies in power to really raise the hairs on your neck. The classic, eyes shut, lost to the world type track that leaves you with goosebumps. Serious power and emotion, epic!.
Fortune Favours The Brave – A growling guitar riff and a roll on the drums brings an inspired track that’ll have you chanting the chorus along with the backing vocals. With bounce and attitude this track will grab you and knock some sense into next week. Awesome drum fills throughout to inspire this uplifting anthemic track.
The Prince – With a military roll to the drums, the distorted wah guitar fires up to inject some pace into the rhythm. With an aggressive chug to the guitar and crash cymbals, this track throws it’s weight around like the royalty it is.
Precious Stone – A downbeat, moody track that emerges into a breakthrough of electro acoustic guitars, drumstick taps and fills. An awesome power ballad with a guitar solo at the bridge that impacts the senses. Top notch!.
In The Zone – A punky tone to this track with a heavy, low end, strumming guitar and drum rolls. If you had 145 seconds, what would you do?, let’s get in the zone!. A bouncy, fun song that’ll get you singing and jumping in the pit.
Let’s Get Rocked – With tones of AC / DC here, this track seriously rocks!. A classic, uplifting feel good rock chant that’ll get anyone stomping about the pit.
More Or Less – Guitar stabs and cymbal fills unleash this aggressive track. Coming at you with serious attitude, the brooding lyrics fire up the rhythm and energise the guitars into a full on face off at the bridge. The melody at the end, winding the track down only to come screaming back at you in the finale.
SKAM have seriously blown us away with this new album!. It’s inspired, it’s catchy and it rocks it’s ass off! This is feel good heavy rock at it’s best!. What SKAM have produced here is immense in quality, feel and power. As soon as you hear these guys, you can’t help but feel energised and want to windmill around the place. So many different tones to the tracks but every one of them satisfies. If you like AC / DC, Bullet For My Valentine, Evanescence and Staind or just want a feel good, easy to get into rock album, then you need to check out SKAM and let them rock you!. Epic!!!
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