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Skinner returns with no wave-inspired ‘New Wave Vaudeville’

Skinner returns with no wave-inspired ‘New Wave Vaudeville’

Skinner. Photo: Niamh Barry.

Dublin-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer Aaron Corcoran is back with a song inspired by the New York no wave scene.

‘New Wave Vaudeville’, is a song inspired by the freeform art club in New York in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and is out today on Faction Records.

It’s a song about being proud of being weird.

The song is inspired by the variety show extravaganza New Wave Vaudeville.  It was a musical variety freak show hosted in the 57 club in New York in the late 70’s with an emphasis on showcasing strange and unorthodox acts. I liked the ethos they had about embracing the weird and wanted to try and incorporate that idea into a song.

I actually got to meet the artist David McDermott while I was writing the song. He was the original host and MC of New Wave Vaudeville in the 70s and he lives in Dublin now. He agreed to meet up with me and I got to ask him a bunch of questions about it and the New York No-wave music and art scene in the late 70s. He’s a very inspiring guy and talking to him really helped me to piece together the song more accurately.”

Watch the video, directed by Conor Beegan, for the no wave inspired sax-heavy song in which the Skinner band dress as priests on a rock’n’roll road sojourn down the country.

The song is inspired by James Chance and the Contortions, Liquid Liquid, A Certain Ratio and more.

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Declaration Of Interest – Niall is the manager of Skinner.

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