Newport’s Skindred have just shared a new (well, previously unreleased) song called ‘It’s A Crime’.
The track was originally only made available as a rare cut from the Japanese release of 2007’s ‘Roots Rock Riot’, a record which the band are set to re-release worldwide thirteen years on next month.
Speaking on the re-release of ‘It’s A Crime’, drummer Arya Goggin had this to say.
“‘It’s A Crime’ was written in 2006 in our basement studio below St Joseph’s Boxing club in Newport. It’s where all the writing for ‘Roots Rock Riot’ took place. The only reason it didn’t make the album was because of how the album track listing flowed.
We were so happy with how the album progressed from the opening of chaos of ‘Roots Rock Riot’ to the epic ending of ‘Choices And Decisions’ we didn’t want to crowbar another song in needlessly. It was a hard decision to leave it out but we are so happy it’s being included in the re-release. It was always a band and producer favourite.”
You can check out ‘It’s A Crime’ and its lyric video below.
The band will re-release their second album, ‘Roots Rock Riot’, on April 23rd 2021.