Skunk Anansie formed in 1994, disformed in 2001 and reformed in 2009. The name “ Skunk Anansie “ is taken from Akann folk tales of of Anansi the spider- man of Ghana, with “ Skunk “ added to “ make the name nastier “.
They have released five studio albums: Paranoid and Sunburnt ( 1995 ), Stoosh ( 1996 ), Post Orgasmic Chill ( 1999 ), Wonderlustre ( 2010 ), Black Traffic ( 2012 ), one compilation album Smashes and Trashes ( 2009 ) and several hit singles including “ Charity “, “ Selling Jeasus “ and “ Weak “.
Rising from the mean streets of London in the early part of 1994, Skunk Anansie were born in time of social, political and musical change.
Skunk Anansie went to be one of the biggest rock bands in Britain and Europe throught the 90’s selling over 5 million records and doing 7 sellouts world tours until 2000. Three LPs released were “ Paranoid and Sunburnt “ 95, “ Stoosh “ 96 and “ Post Orgasmic Chill “ 99 seeing the band headline Glastonbury festival as well performing with Pavaroti for the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mendela for his 80th Birthday “ Gift To The Nation “ show.
Skunk after an 8 years hiatus reformed and have been permanent fixture since 2009 and have since released 4 new successfull LPs: “Smashes and Trashes “ ( 2009 ), “ Wonderlustre “ ( 2010 ), “ Black Traffic “ ( 2012 ), Acoustic live in London ( 2013 ) as well as completing sell out European tours, and triumphant festival circuits. They still continue to tour and write new music.
SKIN “ I see myself as an artist more than a musician, not only because I play guitar worse than a deaf camel, but because being in a band required a lot more skills than just songwriting and singing, “ says Skin. “ You have to dip your fingers in other art forms ( like film, theatre, books ) in order to create something wonderful from the clash of egos which are part of being in a great band. ”