The Skinner Brothers - "Away Days"

November 01, 2020 - 359 views

London based four piece The Skinner Brothers released their latest single ‘Away Days’, on 12th June across all digital formats via Blaggers Records with digital distribution by Horus Music.

‘Away Days’ is an ode to missing your real passion – in the lads case, that’s football mania and is inspired by the build up to an away game during the football season, a feeling which so many are missing during lockdown’s suspension of the football season. However the song’s sentiments translate just as well towards all weekend activities, everything that’s not there anymore, day trips to the theme park, days out at the beach, and even time spent dodging the seagulls scoffing chips whilst drinking in the sunshine.

Frontman and songwriter Zachary Charles Skinner, who supports Millwall FC himself, stated “The song arose from my love of football culture, I’d been wanting to write a song that captures the essence of match-day for a long while and with “Away Days” I feel I’ve done it. The song takes inspiration from the jukebox classics played in the pubs, along with the fashion togetherness that the football brings!” Football culture and guitar music go hand in hand, and the band state that it is one of their passions, and indeed influences their fashion sense.

The band feel that the togetherness of football fans encourages camaraderie, which is desperately needed by the public during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The English FA plans to conclude this year’s Premiership and Championship, with games due to start behind closed doors on June 17th. The band will have a keen eye on the fixtures of Saturday 20th, as Millwall restart their season by welcoming Derby County.

We asked frontman Zachary to expand on the song’s origins in football and the universality of the sentiments of missing and longing for your true passion, and his thoughts on this weekend’s incidents. [Source: READ MORE:]