Skipinnish marks 20th anniversary with new album

The Dawn Treader has featured on the cover of Skipinnish's last two albums.

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Skipinnish’s new album ‘Steer by the Stars’ is a clear mark of the band’s success as they get ready to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

From humble beginnings performing in pubs, clubs and village halls in 1999, the rise of Skipinnish over recent years has been astounding. Since the release of their 2017 album The Seventh Wave, Skipinnish have been riding their own wave of popularity with sell-out shows across the country’s most prestigious venues, chart hits and a snowballing home and international fan-base.

With more than 10 million streams on Spotify, millions of views on YouTube and an insatiable demand for their live shows, the Skipinnish wave continues to rise.

‘Steer by the Stars’ moves forward on familiar Skipinnish themes of ocean, island landscapes, love, hope, mortality, friendship and the pull of home.  With their trademark mix of self-penned songs and strong tune sets, the album creates a satisfying mix of emotions building on the background of their now classic anthems including Walking on the Waves, The Island, Alive and Western Ocean.

Steer by the Stars will be released for download and across all digital platforms on Friday May 17.

On Saturday May 25, Skipinnish will play to a packed Usher Hall in Edinburgh where songs from the new album, mixed with their older material, will be performed live for the first time.

Other twentieth anniversary concerts include: Friday July 5: Bught Park, Inverness and Friday October 25: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.