Four decades after they formed – in the white-hot summer of 1977 – The Skids are back. The post-punk pioneers, currently on a hugely successful comeback tour, release their fifth album Burning Cities. The album was produced by Verve and Primal Scream studio legend Youth, re-unites founding members Richard Jobson (vocals) and Bill Simpson (bass) with Mike Baillie (drums). Stepping in for the late Stuart Adamson is his long-time Big Country band mate Bruce Watson. Additional guitar duties are provided by Jamie Watson. The new album release coincides with the fortieth anniversary of the first-ever Skids record, the No Bad EP, which introduced the Scottish post-punk pioneers to a whole new audience courtesy of one of their biggest fans, Radio 1's legendary new music champion John Peel.