For Fans Of: Cheatahs, The History Of Apple Pie, Wolf Alice, FIDLAR, Bad Suns, Temples

Brooklyn’s SKATERS are set to kick off 2016 with a bang.  Today, the band shares new single “Head On To Nowhere” in an in-depth interview since departing Warner Brothers with Consequence Of Sound.

Speaking candidly with CoS, SKATERS frontman Michael Ian Cummings talks about leaving the major label behind (“We got thrown against the wall and we didn’t stick.”), the band’s decision to go DIY (“There was a true sense of freedom knowing that the record couldn’t be rejected”) and it’s newfound creative output, emerging from the studio with 60+ new tracks (“This is the part of being in a band I like the most. Making music is actually the gratifying part the rest is just circus. The circus can be fun, but I don’t want to live there.”)

Check out the band’s latest single “Head On To Nowhere” premiering exclusively with Consequence of Sound today below. Highlighted by fuzzed out guitar-riffs, the track builds to an energetic, anthemic peak!

“I was going through one of my existential periods and was feeling really unhappy with the all the paths that supposedly lead to happiness. Go left, go right, stay home, go out; what’s the difference? I had this unique discontent for any place I found myself, and wished I could just actually go nowhere. If I could find that solitude I would be happy. That’s the cheery story of how I wrote “Head Onto Nowhere’” – Michael Cummings (SKATERS)

“Mesmerizing, expertly assembled garage rock”– The New York Times

“Skaters base their sound on the thick post-punk of Mission of Burma and the Pixies.”– Rolling Stone

“Gritty vocals drift skillfully over bleeding guitar riffs and pounding drums”– Vogue

“…a killer combo of bratty swagger, punk snarl, and a hooky pop sensibility”– VICE’s Noisey


Since forming in 2012 SKATERS have built a solid reputation as a youthful, creative, energetic guitar-laden post-punk rock band. After relentless touring across the globe, critical acclaim, and impressive radio momentum both in the U.S., UK and Australia, the band parted ways with WB Records at the end of 2015. With their reclaimed freedom, they dug in and started writing in their NYC studio and have since released the tracks “Save Her Something Special” and “Mental Case” along with an accompanying video featuring Arrested Development star, Alia Shawkat.

Stay tuned for more and be sure to catch the band for their first NYC show of 2016 on January 28th at Baby’s All Right!