90’s rock act Skunk Anansie have reformed, and will tour the UK for the first time in almost a decade this November.
Since splitting in 2001, Skunk Anansie are set to return with a ‘Best Of’ album containing some new material, which is planned to be released later in the year.
Skunk Anansie formed in London in 1994, at the height of Britpop mania. Led by feminist Skin, the band’s mix of melodic power-pop and political commentary gained them a huge following throughout the 90’s with a multi-platinum back catalogue.
Early singles such as ‘Little Baby Swastikkka’ showed the band to be out of sync with the often laddish refrains of Britpop, but instantly saw them become one of the biggest bands in Europe. Challenging ideals and courting controversy on early tracks such as ‘Selling Jesus’, the band’s early angst soon gave way to a more radio-friendly direction, with second album ‘Stoosh’ becoming one of the biggest selling releases of ’96.
Now returning with a ‘Greatest Hits’ tour, Skunk Anansie will play four shows in the U.K., with their ‘Greatest Hits’ set to follow. Speaking of the collection recently, Skin added: “Basicially we have never done a greatest hits album. We have been bugged to do it for ages. It will have new songs on it and you will start to hear some amazing remixes from rock and rave to dubstep, all very exciting.”