NYC’s Skaters announce debut album, new single & tour news

By on October 8, 2013


New York City’s very own SKATERS have announced that their upcoming debut album will be released by Warner Bros. Records on February 25, 2014 in the U.S. and February 24, 2014, in the U.K. The album’s first vinyl single is “Deadbolt,” and will be released digitally on Oct 29th, and pressed on glorious 7″ vinyl and available for sale on Black Friday / Record Store Day, Nov 29th. The single has already been released in the U.K. (its first public broadcast was Oct 2nd on the ultra-cool Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio show) where the band are quickly amassing an ardent following.


A brand new lyric video has been created for “Deadbolt,” andwill premiere on PureVolume.Com beginning today. The clip was directed by Bill Richards and can be viewed here


Beginning tomorrow, NME.Com in the U.K. will premiere the song. Go to

To hear the track.


What the U.K. press has been saying:


“We present to you SKATERS – the best band to emerge from Manhattan since…great writing and an incessantly creative arrangement. Gloriously inventive grooves, wonderfully nonchalant vocal and constantly engaging composition. SKATERS have got that vintage lo-fi pop sound down to a tee so what are you waiting for?” – ThisFeeling.Com (UK)


“Like the Beach Boys, who famously didn’t surf (Dennis Wilson excepted), SKATERS don’t skate… [songs] reeking of subways and steam hissing from backstreet vents with a clattering urgency . It’s the end of the world as we know it … and SKATERS feel fine.” – The Guardian (UK daily)


Back home in the USA, the media know what’s up:


“New York band SKATERS want to be your new party soundtrack. Wait, scratch that – this band doesn’t want to deliver the late-night anthems only to you. They want to serve ’em up to your friends, your little brother, and pretty much everyone you know.” These guys are well on their way to cementing their place on the sweaty dark dance floors everywhere.” – NylonMag.Com


“There’s no covering up their romantically ragged edges” The New York Times



The domestic tour w/ Palma Violets begins tomorrow. Dates are as follows:


10/08    Philadelphia, PA            Boot & Saddle

10/09    New York, NY               Webster Hall

10/14    Seattle, WA                   Neumos

10/15    Vancouver, BC              Venue

10/16    Portland, OR                 Crystal Ballroom

10/18    Berkley, CA                   UC Berkley/ ASUC Superb 10 Esheleman Hall #4500

10/19    Los Angeles, CA           El Rey Theater


On Oct 14, the “Deadbolt” video will make its worldwide debut via NME.Com in the U.K. Shortly thereafter, SKATERS will tour overseas w/ Deap Vally. Those dates are:


10/29    Sheffield                       The Leadmill

10/30    Oxford                          Oxford Academy 2

11/01    Brighton                        Concorde2

11/02    Bristol                           Trinity Centre

11/04    Nottingham                   Rock City Basement

11/05    Manchester                   Club Academy

11/07    Birmingham                   Birmingham Academy 2

11/08    Leeds                           The Wardrobe

11/10    Newcastle                     Warehouse 34

11/11    Edinburgh                     Liquid Room

11/12    Glasgow                       Oran Mor

11/14    London                         Electric Ballroom


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.