Dirty, Sweet Rock-and-Roll from the Wild West Coast of Australia
Paul Miles fronts SkinInc. – a heavy rock band that blends radio-friendly hooks and melodies with crunching twin-guitar riffs. Fans are happy they are finally back after a 20-year break!
Formed in the winter of 1999, SkinInc. quickly hit the Perth music scene with a bang! Their fourth gig was played from the middle of a speedway to 5,000 racing fans, and their biggest performance was at Australia’s Big Day Out festival in the year 2000 with 35,000 people – not bad for the band's twelfth gig.
Hard rock fans loved their theatrical live show that entertained crowds with triple fire-spits over the crowd by lead guitarist Stevie D., shenanigans from jocular rhythm guitarist Corey Hodgetts, and the 'Drum Rod': picture a drumming interlude on a kit setup with mag wheels, smoke billowing through silver exhaust pipes on both sides, topped with a crash helmet on their otherwise nude drummer Matt Franklin.
Like the shock rock heroes that came before them, SkinInc. also had quality, catchy songs, which fans loved (and rival bands didn't), to match their bombastic show. They recorded their EP "Love Me Tomorrow" just a week after their debut gig and the Limited Collectors' Edition of the CD even came with a piece of the bands' own skin ink leftovers for a personalised touch – yes, their tattoo scabs, in other words.
They then released their album "Rose Coloured Glasses" in the middle of 2001. Included on the disc's multimedia goodies was the video to opening track "Diatribe," as seen on music television across Australia. However, the release became the band's swan song.
Following the sad death of SkinInc.'s original bass player Geoff Lewis in 2016, long-time friend Shane Johnstone has joined them on bass.
It seemingly took a global pandemic to reignite the SkinInc. pilot light in the middle of 2021, and a bunch of new songs immediately began taking shape. SkinInc. started to release their new music as 2022 got underway.