ALBUM REVIEW: Skinny Lister - Down On Deptford Broadway

SKINNY LISTER ... Down On Deptford Broadway (Xtra Mile Recordings)
SKINNY LISTER ... Down On Deptford Broadway (Xtra Mile Recordings)
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WTHIS is album No 2 by the London-based folk band who are clearly influenced by the likes of The Pogues, and it’s more of the same after their enjoyable 2012 debut Forge & Flagon.

Based around brother and sister Max and Lorna Thomas, it’s a splendid slice of goodtime music, with plenty of upbeat, anthemic songs like Raise A Wreck, Trouble On Oxford Street and This Is War.

There also a handful of slower numbers like the lovely, lilting What Can I Say?, Bonny Away, and The Dreich, which showcase Lorna’s beguiling voice.

It’s a good album, but they’re best experienced live. 7/10. GW