York Music Latest: Buffalo Skinners come home to release album

World travellers: the Buffalo Skinners
12 Jun 2014 @ 8.57 pm
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World travellers: the Buffalo Skinners
World travellers: the Buffalo Skinners

From busking in towns and cities all over the UK to performing and recording in some of the finest establishments in California, The Buffalo Skinners have seized every opportunity to share their music with the world.

Since being featured in YorkMix last year as one of six bands to see in the area, the band have been busy writing and recording their new album The Other Nine-to-Five, which will be launched at a special show at The Duchess on Friday, June 13.

“York is a hidden gem of sorts, the enthusiasm everyone has for music here is like that of a big city, but the people have the warmth of small town folk,” said Lawrence Menard, the band’s accordion and keyboard player.

“We thought it would be the perfect place to release the album.”

The 12 tracks that make up the album were recorded in California in a warehouse come office space – the boys would record all night then leave the studio in the morning as others around them would be starting their working day.

Hence the album’s title – The Other Nine-to-Five.

The songs are a stylistic continuation from their 2012 single Sam’s Chop House / Lost & Gone, which was picked up by presenters Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews and Bob Harris of BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

BBC Introducing’s Jericho Keys has also championed them, having them in for a live session and interview recently.

Accompanying them on the 13th will be Holy Moly And The Crackers, Boss Caine and Mark Wynn.