PRESS - The Latest
1/4/22 HEAVY Magazine: Making Up For Lost Time With SkinInc.
23/3/22 The Hard Rock Show: Week 13, 200 Episode (10min mark)
21/3/22 The Rockpit: SkinInc. release second single of 2022 with ‘It Saved My Soul’
20/3/22 Rambling Man Reviews: SkinInc. Releases "It Saved My Soul" Music Video
18/3/22 Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life: Single Slam
18/3/22 Hear2Zen Magazine: SkinInc. Release New Single “It Saved My Soul”
17/3/22 HEAVY Magazine: Music To The Rescue with SKININC.
17/3/22 HEAVY Magazine: Premiere: SKININC. “It Saved My Soul”
24/1/22 HEAVY Magazine: SKININC. Return with Life's a Bitch
22/1/22 DME Let It Rock: Album Review - SKININC. "The First Era"
22/1/22 Traduc Songs: Nouvelle vidéo de SKININC pour ‘Life’s a Bitch’
21/1/22 The Rockpit: SKININC. – ‘Life’s a Bitch’ Video World Premiere
20/1/22 The Rockpit: Live and Loose with Perth's 90's rock icons SkinInc.
19/1/22 What's My Scene: Star Scene - Paul Miles, SkinInc.
19/1/22 The Rockpit: SkinInc. Return with New Single 'Life's a Bitch' After Twenty Year Hiatus
Live Review Quotes
"The boys proved from chord one that they know how to rock. No roll, just rock. Sleazy, trashy, leather-clad, kinky-sex in questionable automobiles, boa-constrictors and late night groupie-smashing, motel-room shagging rock pigs, Les Pauls through Marshalls, selling your soul at the cross-roads at midnight for the dream. Rock. That's what SkinInc. do."
XPress, Nov '00
"Tatts, leather and rock showiness was the order of their set, all the while waiting for them to suddenly burst into Dr. Feelgood or Girls, Girls, Girls."
XPress, Sep '00
"The pack of glam-loving rockers that did come down to the show were being treated to some schlock-rock gimmicks that would act as nothing but a means to brighten their night. To write off SkinInc. as passé or just plain dated is a cop out to say the least, as the band themselves at least deserve credit for not giving a damn whether they are breaking new ground or not, they just play what they love. That is not to say that there didn't appear to be a great deal of satire and strategy behind their show, but the general vibe SkinInc. gave off was one that casually graces 'If you don't like it...piss off somewhere else.' In keeping with tradition, the band began with their backs to the audience, then made the 180-degree turn that catapulted the entire unit into a straight out barrage of guitar driven metal. For the most part the tempo was kept mid-paced and the delivery as energetic as one would expect, slowing down occasionally to throw in the odd power ballad such as I'll Be The Rocket but only ever coming to a grinding halt for a quick chug of brewski and a rather generous amount of giveaways including a tattoo voucher. Then it was straight back into it. Possibly the most daring venture of the night was a cover of Devo's Whip It, which came dangerously close to giving the original a much needed updating and easily tipped the top of the clapometer. The show went on and the band rocked into the small hours until it was finally time to pack up the gear and drive the drum kit home. SkinInc. had come off victorious."
XPress, Apr '00
"SkinInc's set had to be seen to be believed... far out!"
Jabba, Channel V (Big Day Out review) Mar '00
Music Review Quotes
"...They've evolved, and if anything, the years have been kind to them. There's a neat little slow section in the middle of this song ["It Saved My Soul"] as well. There's some nice rumble in this one; the bass comes through clearly. There's some tasty little solos in in. They've packed a lot into two and a half minutes for this song. The rhythm section is fantastic. The vocals are perfect for the style as well; it's got that sort of semi-spoken style to it and it has a great bit of attitude thrown into the mix as well. And there's a little closing bit right at the very end of the song, which is a nice little parting shot as it goes out too. It's just a solid, all-round track. It's just the right kind of rough around the edges; it sounds great and this coincides with a lot of their catalogue, if not all of it. I enjoyed this. I'm looking forward to hearing more!"
The Hard Rock Show, '22
"What saved their soul? Rock and roll of course! Hell, we’ve all needed it at some time or another in our life and SkinInc. are no different. So here they repay that debt by delivering a tribute to the inimitable style of music. A track that is incorrigibly infectious, one hell of a sing-along and to the point. It’s just a bit of fun."
Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life, '22
"A great little rock number, “It Saved My Soul” tells a story relatable to all of us, combining words of wisdom with a musical score that only accentuates the truth told in the lyrics. This is SkinInc.’s second song back after a twenty-year absence and shows, if anything, that Father Time has been kind to the band who have come back bigger, stronger, and louder than before."
HEAVY Magazine, '22
"The melodic assault hits the listener from the first infectious riff of “Seven Needle Scratch” and doesn’t let go until the transparent “Swan Song” takes a folksy strum to the fore to crush it under the rhythm section’s weight and somewhat hysterical singing. Catchy and vigorous, this compilation is a perfect overture to the veterans’ forthcoming adventures. 4/5"
DME Let It Rock, '22
"It is always a welcome CD whose influences completely circumvent the rapcore horseshit passed off as ‘music’ by Much Music and its corporate co-conspirators. Here it is: Imagine a real sleaze’n roll band whose sound is the product of a high powered blender of that first Motley Crue disc, Hanoi Rocks, Quireboys and even Rolling Stones vocally. The whole affair is ably produced and played and includes no less than 13 songs – and the band has mostly the material to support it. To add value these loud Aussies have tagged a video clip of Diatribe onto the CD and produced a real attention-grabber. More Satanic than 10 Norwegian boys running around their label’s offices, spending $1,000 on band shots, wanking on their keyboards, etc., in reality SkinInc. has more vice in it than two thirds of the so-called evil bands out there."
The Underground Review, Issue 40 '02
"This demo came highly recommended and rightly so. Vocalist Paul Miles' Aussie twang is refreshing and cocky. In the second of thirteen tunes he sings, "We don't hang around doing the same old same." Skin Inc.'s mission statement. Shades of L.A. Guns and Hanoi Rocks are present in this slick, sleazy rock 'n' roll record. Radio-friendly but still ballsy, these five blokes are trashy glam rodents who manage to avoid clichés and simply kick ass. The mulitmedia enhanced portion of the disc includes interactive content featuring the video for 'Diatribe', photos, bios and much more. Well worth your buck. 8 out of 10."
Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, Dec '01
"In this age of Limp Bizkit "this" and Coldplay "that" it's refreshing to finally hear a band rock without conforming to current mainstream trends. With this in mind, "Rose Coloured Glasses" is an album that showcases rock in its purest form. The album kicks off with "Diatribe", which is Lead Guitarist Stevie D's time to shine. The spotlight is clearly on him and he bores it's powerful brunt. "Diatribe" is the first single off the album, and in this humble writers opinion a most excellent choice. Despite Stevie D's obvious axe-wielding prowess, SkinInc. is far from a one trick pony. The band is a well oiled machine; in particular the rhythm section, which is tighter than a ducks behind. Upon further listening you come to understand the bands influences (AC/DC, Metallica, early Led Zeppelin), yet unlike their metal contemporaries they resist the temptation to plagiarise. Each song has its own identity - a rare thing in current releases. Paul Miles' vocals compliment the accompanying music perfectly; he clearly has found his niche and confronts his music with a passion that is impossible to ignore. Rose Coloured Glasses is a very strong release; highlights include "Idle Hero", which features a superbly psychedelic instrumental break; "Under Your Spell", which reveals a softer side to the band. This track is brilliantly arranged with a gorgeous, lilting guitar riff over a typically solid rhythm. "You Take It All" cranks it up with a powerful, driving rock number. "Never Turn Away" is the most surprising song on the album - albeit a most welcome one. It is a touching track that focuses on confronting one's demons and facing responsibility. It's about becoming a man; SkinInc. have become fine examples of them. And finally, "Swan Song" is indeed that; a fitting end to a triumphant effort."
PerthBands.com, Aug '01
"SkinInc. are one Perth rock band not content to sit back and wait to be discovered - they want to be rock stars and yesterday isn't soon enough. Equal parts glam and grunt, their supercharged take on classic rock and roll styles coupled with a single-minded determination to look beyond being simply another "local band" has seen them come a long way in a short period of time. They formed in the winter of 1999 and by their 4th gig were playing to 5,000 people at the Claremont Speedway... by their 12th gig they were playing to many times that at the Big Day Out 2000. While other bands play for years and never score these kinds of opportunities, Skin Inc have strived to make their own fortune and it has paid off."
PerthBands.com, Jul '01
"This is a well recorded and performed disc from Perth's own would be cock rockers, SkinInc. Sure it has been dished out before - those squealing guitar breaks and swankery - but it's still lowdown dirty fun for the revhead in all of us. Picture naked women on motorbikes and bodgy tattoos, Toranas or Jack Daniels binges and you're getting close. I'll Be The Rocket opens the CD, strutting with the pomp of the early Cult spliced with very metal licks. Love Me Tomorrow is a definite standout. It carries a WWF rifferama and epileptic drumming that makes you feel like drag racing. They're not afraid to experiment a bit with sounds and the guitar is lovingly captured in songs like Keep On Movin' On. You Take It All features very catchy use of vocal effects and other tracks dabble with samples and weirdo keyboard effects. Overall, it's a slick release and should satisfy lovers of those golden years of rock."
XPress, Jun '00
"SkinInc. hail from Western Australia and create a unique rock sound with an edge. The seven tracks on this EP have a hard sound coupled with skilful instrumentation and melodies. The group would be a good live act - energetic and full on. Guitars are the major feature with a dark sound created with the often growling vocals. Keep a watch for SkinInc gigs and take the ride with them."
Australian Music Biz website, Apr '00
"SkinInc. have only been going for eight months. Still, considering their fourth gig was in front of 5,000 people at Claremont Speedway and their 12th was at the Big Day Out they reckon they are on the right track. SkinInc. came together through a mutual passion for guitar orientated heavy rock of the past three decades, from Led Zeppelin to Marilyn Manson, from Ozzy to Soundgarden. Almost immediately the quintet began writing material for the band. The first gig happened in October and the next weekend they headed to Pinnacle Studios where they recorded all seven tracks that appear on Love Me Tomorrow."
XPress, Apr '00