In the world of lore and legend, the seventh wave was bigger and more powerful than all gone before. This, the seventh album, from Skipinnish, epitomizes that theme perfectly. With Norrie MacIver’s distinct vocal taking on the lead and with a few other transfers and additions, this is the band’s biggest and boldest production yet. The changes in line-up mean three renewed Skipinnish classics joining five new self-penned songs, a tribute to Runrig, three rocketing tune sets and a haunting slow air.
The Seventh Wave comes as the band’s own wave of popularity continues its powerful rise. With four consecutive chart topping single releases and sell-out shows across the country, Skipinnish have rocketed to the top of the trad music scene and their ascent is accelerating. Their latest single, ‘Alive’, which is the first track on the album, hit Number 26 in the mainstream UK download charts, which for a traditional band is a mighty achievement. Only Runrig and Capercaillie having been higher.
It was said that water taken from the seventh wave had properties of healing and invigoration. It is predicted that this music will have a similar effect on those who ride the waves of life listening to Skipinnish.
Fans are also scrabbling for tickets to their live shows, with most of their album launch tour, in May, sold out already. The official release will be at the band’s 1000 seat Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, concert on Friday May 19th – tickets all disappeared for this gig, in December, just days after going on went on sale!!!!
Albums are available for pre-release order from the Skipinnish website and will be on sale at all other concerts throughout May.
If you would like to order a copy of the album (in CD or Vinyl), download it or just listen to snippets of selected tracks (track previews are usually on the download page) then click on the Skipinnish – The Seventh Wave link to be taken to our associated partner Amazon’s website. Buying through Amazon on folking.com helps us to recover a small part of our running costs, so please order anything you need as every little purchase helps us.
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Artists’ website: http://www.skipinnish.com/
‘Alive’ – official video: