Skunk Anansie announce career-spanning live album 25LIVE@25!
To celebrate 25 years of unparalleled influence, the iconic Skunk Anansie have announced the release of a new live album, 25LIVE@25 (set to be released on 25th January 2019 via Republic Of Music), showcasing their incomparable live presence over a career-spanning collection.
Formed in 1994, Skunk Anansie exuded a strong sense of individuality from the start, shunning the Britpop mould of white 20-something men with guitars for a glorious mix of race, gender, sexuality, culture and music influences. Untethered by any scene allegiances, they powered ahead, forming their own wild sound and image: agile, gritty, politically-charged clit rock, a throw-away term coined by Skin.
Establishing themselves as one of the most unique rock bands of the past three decades, their career has seen them score numerous Top 40 singles and Top 10 albums, sell millions of albums around the world. Their exhilarating live shows are a hurricane of energy, noise and personality, an exhortation to become part of something much bigger that’s impossible to resist. 25LIVE@25 is both a celebration of Skunk’s unmatchable career and their importance as a musical and cultural force. It’s a proving that there is and always will be only one Skunk Anansie.
Along with the announcement, the band have shared a brand new video for their 1996 hit single Weak. In theme with the album, it features a collage of live footage from various stadiums, arenas, festivals and clubs they have performed at during their remarkable career, capturing the extraordinary spirit of Skunk Anansie’s live shows.