Skunk Anansie8. April 2013

We are happy to announce the digital release of the band’s new single ‘This Is Not A Game' ahead of their sold out London acoustic show in April and a busy European festival season. The single is taken from their recently released new studio album “Black Traffic”.

They've never been a band to shy away from political issues and ‘This Is Not A Game’ is no exception. Inspired by the shambles that is the world’s political and financial systems, lead singer Skin sings about the sadness of witnessing the unnecessary and inhumane suffering of the people at the hands of those in power.

"We're very pleased to be finally releasing one of the most important songs on Black Traffic. This song is about financial corruption and its effect on us and our community which we were dealing with personally during the making of our album. It's also one of our favourite songs to perform live." – Skin

The single ‘This Is Not A Game'  is out now on all digital stores with the single bundle featuring a brand new track ‘Undersea’ and live versions of 'Weak' and 'Because Of You'! Get it now via iTunes - click here!


1. This Is Not a Game
2. Undersea
3. Weak (Live)
4. Because of You (Live)

To watch the official video for ‘This Is Not A Game’, please click:

Tour dates

13.04. Acoustic Show – Zermatt (CH)
15.04. Skunk Anansie Unplugged – London (UK) SOLD OUT
18.04. Arena Moscow – Moscow (RU)
19.04. Saint Petersburg – Saint Petersburg (RU)
05.06. Caribana Festival – Crans-près-Céligny (CH)
06.06. Skive Festival – Skive (DK)
05.07. Opener Festival – Gdynia (PL)
07.07. Eurockéennes – Belfort (FR)
15.07. Ippodromo del Galoppo – Milan (IT)
16.07. Obihall – Florence (IT)
18.07. Stimmen Festival – Lörrach (GER)
19.07. Serengeti Festival – Holte-Stukenbrock (GER)
21.07. Cividale Del Friuli (Udine) – Piazza Duomo Cividale Del Friuli (Udine) (IT)
23.07. Gru Village – Turin (IT)
24.07. Arena Della Regina Cattolica (Rimini) – Cattolica (Rimini) (GER)
08.08. Open Flair Festival – Eschwege (GER)
09.08. Open Air Festival – Prague (CZ)
10.08. Taubertal Festival – Taubertal (GER)
13.08. Campo Adriano Flacco – Pescara (IT)
14.08. Gondar Park – Gallipoli (IT)
16.08. Pukkelpop – Hasselt (BL)

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