The second album from Matt Skiba and the Sekrets, entitled ‘KUTS‘, is due for release June 2nd on Superball Music.
Skiba’s first album with the Sekrets, 2012’s ‘Babylon‘, received adulation from both fans and press. Now, Matt Skiba and the Sekrets (Hunter Burgan (AFI) on bass, Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance) on drums) ready the release of ‘KUTS‘.
Skiba’s ongoing work in Alkaline Trio has been a well-documented punk rock success story, and the vocalist/guitarist has recently performed several gigs as a temporary member of punk/alt icons Blink-182.
Skiba speaks of KUTS:
“The writing style and entire approach to this new one was a stronger desire to do something fairly different from my other band. We used sounds hugely influenced by early David Bowie stuff and took more chances. I knew that the playing of Hunter and Jarrod would bring entirely new elements to the songs that would help shape them in a huge way and influence ideas that I would never have thought of on my own. They did great stuff for the last record but had even more freedom on this one. It really shaped the way this record sounds.“
Produced by Rob Schnapf, Skiba says;
“I went in with really open and stark ideas, knowing that Rob would breathe life into the very vague ideas I had. I had written progressions and lyrics as well as some leads and key parts, but knew that what I was going to come out of that studio with would be completely different than what I walked in with.“
While the frontman will be touring with Alkaline Trio for the bulk of the US spring and summer, he is committed to bringing the new material, and some favorites from ‘Babylon‘, to life on the stage as his schedule permits.
1. Lonely and Kold
2. She Wolf
4. She Said
5. I Just Killed to Say I love You
6. Way Bakk When
9. Never Believe