Skindred Post Previously Unreleased B-Side, “Struggle”


Skindred’s celebration of their 2007 album, Roots Rock Riot, continues today with another previously unreleased tune from the album’s recording sessions, “Struggle.” The band put out “It’s a Crime” back in February, and both will be included on a deluxe reissue of the album.

An acoustic track, “Struggle” provides a complement to Skindred’s usual aggressive far. Drummer Arya Goggin comments, 

“The song ‘Struggle,’ to me at least, conveys a message of hope when you’re in the battle for love. We have all been there and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. ‘Struggle’ is about keeping on with the fight as it will be worth it in the end.

“Life is sometimes a struggle and this year it has really highlighted that. To me it’s as important today as it was when we wrote it over 15 years ago. I’m so pleased it’s getting the chance to be heard and hopefully people will draw a positive message from it.”

Give “Struggle” a listen below. The Roots Rock Riot reissue will arrive on April 23; pre-order here.

Skindred have a U.K. tour planned for the autumn. TBD if it happens. Dates:

September 23 – Cambridge, Junction
September 24 – Oxfo, Academy
September 25 – Norampton, Roadmenders
September 30 – Leeds, Academy
October 1 – Birmingham, Institute
October 2 – London, Roundhouse
October 7 – Caiff, Tramshed
October 8 – Bristol, Academy
October 9 – Nottingham, Rock City
October 10 – Glasgow, SWG3
October 15 – Souampton, Guildhall
October 22 – Sheffield, Corporation
October 23 – Newcastle, Uni Students’ Union
October 29 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
October 30 – Manchester, Academy
October 31 – Norwich, UEA

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