This is the interesting stuff that's going on in Skiver world at the minute.


New Year, New tunes....

2013 sees the Skivers back in the studio recording new songs. Check the site for further details over the next few months.

Christmas with the Skivers

Lifetime Skiver's last gig of 2012 will be upstairs in their local! The band are set to stage a free party in the Traveller's Rest, Darlington, shortly before Christmas. Admission, though, will be strictly limited. See the Live section for details...

Buy 'Binoculars'

"Incredibly enjoyable" - BBC Radio

"Binoculars is a debut album to be proud of" - One Giant Leap

"Effective and original" - The Northern Echo

"It has the sweetest of souls" - The Crack

"Exceptional songwriting" - The Link

"Like the Boo Radleys at their most top ten moments" - NARC

You can now buy Lifetime Skiver's critically acclaimed debut album by visiting the new Online Shop. You can also hear a sample of the album by clicking the Jukebox icon above or by following the links below.

Treat Yourself

Click the link below to hear the second new tune off Binoculars - Treat Me:

Treat Me

You can also hear another song off the album, Born to Care, if you scroll down.

Make sure you're at the Forum, Darlington, on the 24th March to hear Treat Me, Born to Care and many other Skiver tracks, old and new. See the Live section for details.


Lifetime Skiver's debut album, 'Binoculars', will now be released on Monday March 26th. The artwork for the eagerly awaited LP can be seen above.

The album will be officially launched at The Forum, Darlington, on Saturday 24th March where the band will play tracks off the new release and everybody that attends will also get a free copy of the album. See the Live section for further details.

To hear more exclusive tracks off Binoculars, check the site in the forthcoming days and weeks.

Album Release Put Back

Unfortunately, due to some general Skiver uselessness and a new baby (Congratulations Martin!) Lifetime Skiver's new album will now not be released until early 2012. Check the site in the New Year for details.


You can now download the first, released, track off Lifetime Skiver's new album, "Born to Care", by clicking on the link below:

Born to Care

Keep checking the site over the next couple of months to hear more songs from the forthcoming album. The, still as yet untitled, LP is due to be released in November.

Skiver's Debut Album to be Released

2011 will see the release of Lifetime Skiver's first album of original material. The, as yet untitled, 10 track LP will feature the following songs:
  • Born to Care
  • Every Day is a Good Day
  • Enjoy it While it Lasts
  • Work
  • Yesterday
  • Treat Me
  • Make a Choice
  • Son
  • Exchange
  • You and Me

Make sure you keep an eye on the website over the coming months to hear some of these tracks before the album's release.

In the mean time, you still hear their last Nightclub EP on the Jukebox above or download lots of their other songs via the MUSIC page.

Click the Jukebox icon above to hear the Nightclub EP in full!

If you're after a copy, just drop us a line.

Download Skiver's EPs for Free

Lifetime Skiver's critically acclaimed EPs, 'Staring Down' and 'Looking Up' are both still available here to download for free. Go to the Music page for details.





Skivers play to help Darlington Forum

For further details on the campaign to keep The Forum open go to:

Mini LP progress and Autumn Dates

As 2010 progresses, work on the Skiver's new, as yet still untitled,  release continues. A number of tracks are currently well under way including 'Born to Care', 'Enjoy it While it Lasts' and 'You and Me'. Expect to hear these tracks debuted at the Skiver's Autumn gigs - see the LIVE page for details.




Happy New Year

All the best to everyone for the New Year. For the Skivers it looks like it's going to be an interesting one with a new mini LP and more gigs in the pipeline. Watch this space for further info later in the year.





Christmas with the Skivers



Lifetime Skiver are due to play there last show this year on Friday 11th December in Inside Out in Darlington. You can expect to hear some brand new tunes as well as some old favourites. The perfect way to start your Chrimbo festivities. Tickets priced £4 in advance, £5 on the do


Darlo Bands for Darlo Fans 2 managed to raise £500 for the Darlington Supporters Trust


The money will be presented once the new football season starts. Thanks to everybody concerned particularly all the bands who played, everybody who came down, Richie, Phil and the Forum. Cheers.

All funds raised to go to Darlington Supporters Trust


Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrouding Darlington Football Club, it's been decided to donate all the money raised from the upcoming fundraiser to Darlington Supporters Trust for safe keeping. Hopefully nobody minds.

Skiver's organise Darlington Football club Fundraiser

New Bass Player joins Skivers

In case anyone at our recent gigs was wondering what had happened to Si, he's had to unfortunately leave the band to concentrate on maths, mountain climbing and matters of philosophy. Best of luck to the boy but he has been capably replaced by Ste Tinkler (pictured above in April in Seen, Darlington). An old friend of the band, Ste has slotted in well to the Skiver's set up. Expect more gigs and new tunes later on in the year.



Nightclub EP Launch sells out 

Thanks for coming down on Saturday - it was a top night. Check out the site over the next few months for details of upcoming gigs.







Lifetime Skiver are after your photos. The front cover of the new EP is going to be a collage of passport photos of as many people as possible. If you would like to have your picture included, please e-mail them to the website or else drop them off at The Forum in Darlington or even forward them onto the band in person. All will be used - the older the better!


EP Launch Night - Date Announced

The new EP will be officially launched into orbit on...


Put it in your diary. Details of more gigs and stuff to follow.


Tracklist for new E.P. announced


As work continues on the new EP, the names of the four songs that will feature on the release have been announced. They are as follows:

  • Best Nightclub

  • Sherbert

  • Take My Mind

  • Sunrise/Sunset

The EP is due to be released in the autumn. Keep checking out the site for further news about the release, accompanying dates and how you can feature on the EP's cover itself!


Happy New Year - Work starts on new EP

2008 has seen the Skivers start work on a, as yet untitled, new EP. Check out the site over the next few months for further details on it's release and accompanying shows.



Skivers to Play Liverpool La!

Lifetime Skiver are set to play their first gig in Liverpool on Friday 26th October at the world famous Zanzibar club. Follow the link for further details:

Cheers for everyone who came down on Friday. More Skiver action later in the year!

Darlo 13th Birthday Show Announced:










...with top Scouse band, Freemaker


Skivers storm Carling Academy

An excellent night was had by all as Lifetime Skiver supported Newcastle's mighty Sandhill at their recent ep launch. See below:

All songs off Staring Down now available to download

Check out the MUSIC section to download Serpico, Nothing, Hell On and Not Easy for FREE!

 First gig of the year announced with top Scouse band:














Staring Down now available to buy or download

If you want to get hold of a copy of the new EP, then contact us through this site or else have a look back in the next few weeks and download individual tracks as they become available.......

Cheers for coming down!

Thanks to everyone who had a look down for the EP launch on the 29th - it was a top night. The Forum in Darlington was sold out and The bulBs, Ferric 90's and DJs were all dead smart. Pictures to follow.

Launch night for Staring Down announced:


After a long wait the Skiver's new EP will be released at the end of September 2006. The four track CD will be launched at The Forum in Darlington on 29th September and then will be available from Skiver's gigs throughout the coming year or via this web-site. One of the four songs will be available to download, or just listen too, on in the next few weeks!

In the meantime, the track listing for Staring Down is:

  • Serpico
  • Nothing
  • Hell On
  • Not Easy

More news shortly...........

Skivers to play The Forum's birthday party

Darlington's Forum is two years old at the end of May and as part of their birthday celebrations, Lifetime Skiver have been asked to do a special birthday gig along with other Forum regulars, The Shining. Some other smart band is playing too. It all happens on Saturday 27th May, doors 8p.m.Only £3 in!

E.P. launch put back

Predictably the new Skiver's masterpiece isn't going to be released as early as once thought. The impending matter of the World Cup, to be honest, isn't going to help matters either as very little will get done in June apart from watching football. The wait will definitely be worth it...

Work to start on new Skiver e.p.

Lifetime Skver are due to start recording their new e.p. this March. The as yet untitled collection of four new songs will hopefully be released in May.