New Town Killers Premiere 31st October 2008

Richard Jobson's new movie, NEW TOWN KILLERS was screened at the London BFI Film Festival on 28th & 30th October at the Odeon West End.

Find below reviews.

I really enjoyed this film and was immediately grabbed by the opening soundtrack - LOUD, raw and edgy.

New Town Killers is a highly topical viscious thriller set in a dark, deprived and depressing Edinburgh,far away from the gloss of Princes Street and the tourism of the Royal Mile.

Richard Jobson's tight script and loud, terrific soundtrack makes for addictive,tense and nailbiting viewing.

The ruthless exploitation of those weakest in our society is personified by Dougray Scott who exudes psychopathic menace and relentlessly hunts down his prey in a terrible 'game' which has similarities to games available on X-Box or Playstation.

I can see this film appealing to a wide audience, not least teenage boys who will be able to switch almost seamlessly from their consoles to the big screen.

Highly recommended.

Bruce Watson 31st October 2008

Great News, Bruce and Jamie Watson will be supporting The Rezillos at the Kinema Ballroom, Dunfermline on Thursday 18th December 2008.

Tickets are £12.00 and are available now from TicketWeb. Click link below.

New Skids Glen Pavilion Pics 30th October 2008

Ahoy Troops!

Checkout the unseen pics from Skids Glen Pavilion show on 5th July 2007.

There are 66 fantastic new pics in the gallery for your pleasure.

Many thanks to Malcolm Button.

Bill Simpson 26th October 2008

Hi guys

Found these photos etc whilst cleaning out my drawers (always such a messy business) and thought you peeps might be interested in them.

Included is my long lost backstage pass from Loch Lomond Rock Festival, Balloch c 1979 when we supported The Stranglers (not sure who's hand that is but it could be Richard having a swipe!!!)

Richard, Rusty Egan and myself posing in our trendy PX gear at Burntisland Fairground, Fife c August 1979 (Stuart presumably took the photo).
Richard, Mike and myself pre gig at Stuarts Tribute Concert at Barrowland 2002.



A Woman in Winter 18th October 2008

Ahoy troops! Well here's news that we've all been waiting for!

The full length Woman in Winter is included in Captain Oi's re-release of The Absolute Game.

The album has been remastered by Tim Turan and Mark from Captain Oi tells me the Skids have never sounded so good!

Sleevenotes by Alex Ogg.

Many thanks to Mark and Captain Oi, we salute you.

Holy to the High

The Absolute Game 16th October 2008

Thanks to the good people at Captain Oi, The Absolute Game will be re-released on the 17th November 2008.

The cd includes 'Strength Through Joy' album as the bonus tracks.

Many thanks to Mark at Captain Oi.

Trackl List:

  1. Circus Games
  2. Out Of Town
  3. Goodbye Civilian
  4. The Children Saw The Shame
  5. A Woman In Winter
  6. Hurry On Boys
  7. Happy To Be With You
  8. The Devils Decade
  9. One Decree
  10. Arena
  11. Circus Games (7 Single Version) (Bonus Track)
  12. Goodbye Civilian (7 Single Version) (Bonus Track)
  13. Monkey Mcguire Meets Specky Potter Behind Lochore Institute Strength Thru Joy Lp (Bonus Track)
  14. An Incident In Algiers (Bonus Track)
  15. Grievance (Bonus Track)
  16. Strength Thru Joy (Bonus Track)
  17. Filming Africa (Bonus Track)
  18. A Man For All Seasons (Bonus Track)
  19. Snakes And Ladders (Bonus Track)
  20. Surgical Triumph (Bonus Track)
  21. The Bell Jar (Bonus Track)

Happy Birthday Richard Jobson 6th October 2008

Skids legend Richard Jobson celebrates his 48th birthday today!!

Happy Birthday Richard from all the Skids faithful.

Vote for Skids Peel Sessions Replay- 25th September 2008

BBC Radio 6 presenter Marc Riley is giving listeners a chance to request their favourite Peel Session on his show.Skids done five sessions for the Peel show between 1978 and 1980.

  • 16/05/78 - Of One Skin - Open Sound - Contusion - Night and Day - TV Stars
  • 29/08/78 - Dossier of Fallibility - Hope and Glory - Six Times - Saints are Coming
  • 19/02/79 - Summer - Hang on to the Shadows - Zit - Walk on the Wildside
  • 30/04/79 - War Poets - Withdrawal Symptoms - Hymn from a Haunted Ballroom - Masquerade
  • 01/09/80 - Filming in Africa - An Incident in Algiers - Circus Games - Snakes and Ladders

It has been said for a while now that Skids Peel Sessions would be released, however this has proved fruitless, so, until that day arrives, we will have to make do with our poor quality recordings of the sessions.I plead with you all to vote for the Skids on Marc Riley's show 'Peel by Request'.


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