Skunk Anansie

Skunk Anansie formed in March 1994, disbanded in 2001 and reformed in 2009. The name "Skunk Anansie" is taken from Akann folk tales of Anansi the spider-man of Ghana, with "Skunk" added to "make the name nastier".

They have released six studio albums: Anarchytecture (2016), 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", "Hedonism", "Selling Jesus" 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 on to be one of the biggest rock bands in Britain and Europe throughout the 90’s selling over 5 million records and doing 7 sellout world tours until 2000. Their LPs released are 'Anarchytecture LP"16 'Live in London'13 ‘Paranoid and Sunburnt’ 95, Stoosh’ ’96 and ‘Post Orgasmic Chill’ ’99 seeing the band headline Glastonbury festival as well performing with Pavarotti for the Dalai Lama, and Nelson Mandela for his 80th Birthday ‘Gift to the nation’ shows.

Skunk, after an 8 year hiatus reformed and have been a permanent fixture since early 2009 and have since released 4 new successful LPs: ‘Smashes and Trashes’ (2009) and ‘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.


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