Australia’s Skegss Announce New Album ‘Rehearsal’ Out 3/26 Via Loma Vista Recordings

Rising Australian band Skegss—Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), Toby Cregan (bass, guitar, vocals), and Jonny Lani (drums)—today announced their new album Rehearsal, produced by Catherine Marks, will be released on March 26th, 2021 via Loma Vista Recordings. An adrenaline shot straight to the heart, the album’s exhilarating latest single “Valhalla” is out now alongside an equally madcap video directed by Jamieson Kerr, which stars the viking trio of Reed, Cregan, and Lani enjoying a gluttonous feast before their own massacre. Rehearsal, featuring a trippy cover by cult Aussie outsider and frequent Skegss collaborator Jack Irvine (who has also worked with Billie Eilish and Troye Sivan).

“Well I learnt more about Valhalla through watching ‘The Last Kingdom’ and it got me brainstorming about the ideology of it, and thought how sometimes in our life we have moments that are pretty perfect—as perfect as what you’d want the idea of your own nirvana to be,” Reed says of his inspiration for the song, Skegss’ fourth Rehearsal single following 2020’s grungy loosies “Under the Thunder” and “Fantasising,” plus the acoustic anthem “Wake Up.” “Like when you’re having beers with your friends, having big cook ups that are real fun to share and we’ve always been lucky enough to have got to do that with (fellow scene peers) Dune Rats. ‘Valhalla’ was based on those experiences, but it’s also kind of cryptically about flying under the radar and avoiding getting into any kind of trouble, and staying healthy enough to keep having those times as you get older throughout your life.”