What with drumming in the esteemed Owiny Sigoma Band and Melt Yourself Down, Tom Skinner is a busy man – but this doesn’t stop him putting out awesome music of entirely his own, under the name Hello Skinny. From his recent 12″, Revolutions, “Part 1” blends gunshot bass, paranoid Owiny-esque skitters and refracted sax to narcotic effect. Unlike the manic pomp of Melt Yourself or Sons of Kemet, this is reminiscent of the great Polar Bear‘s more ghostly, scapey moments (indeed, sax maestro Shabaka Hutchings features on “Part 1”). You can buy Revolutions on vinyl for a mere tenner HERE.
While we’re at it check out Tom’s Smash + Grab mixtape below, it’s bloody awesome. An exclusive Hello Skinny Kit mix is in the pipeline, and a live performance on the cards too. Enjoy.