SWIMMING LESSONS is the highly anticipated fourth studio album from London “tropical punks” The Skints, and their second full-length on Easy Star. Drawing on influences as sprawling as Bad Brains, Popcaan, No Doubt, Alton Ellis, Wiley, and Weezer, Swimming Lessons deals with crushing heartbreak, the impending doom of Brexit, surviving as an independent musician and navigating the weird world of 2019 - all of these are proverbial “swimming lessons” life throws at us. Lyrically their darkest and most introspective release to date, Swimming Lessons takes its inspiration from reggae, soul, dub, punk, ragga and rap. The Skints have a knack for fusing different genres of music that strike an accessible chord with a political, personal and philosophical message. From 8 Bit-influenced dancehall to sound system shaking dub, melodic grunge to harmony laden soul, ‘Swimming Lessons’ boasts collaborations with three of Jamaica’s brightest roots stars of today (Protoje, Jesse Royal, and Runkus).
The CD version is printed in a 6-panel digipack with a 12 panel lyric book insert packed with beautiful photos of the band.