Destination D New Album Announcement – Get Ready!
Recorded in 2022, Destination Dusseldorf, the brand new studio album from Scotland's legendary Skids, will be released in March 2023 on an array of Vinyl, CD and DL. Collaborating with incredible artists like Youth, Hugh Cornwall and Martin Metcalfe - all fans of the band. Creativity born from friendship and respect lies at the heart of this new album which we think will be one of our finest recordings. People change but the heart and the energy that drives the band remains stronger than ever before as we look forward to a new chapter in the bands ongoing history. Launch… {+};

WKW is proud to present our new song and video, "Spitfire." Look for an audio release soon. Full-length album "Men of Steel" now available on CD and all digital outlets. Visit for more info. SPITFIRE (written by Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson and Thomas Kercheval) Washed up on the shoreline Burning in the sunshine Left my pot of gold inside a sunken cartel Crawling through the debris Freedom isn't ever free Never gonna pay my way out of this hell Shot down in a hail of gunfire They swore we would never return Like the ghost of a lonely Spitfire… {+};

Scottish Punk Icons SKIDS Announce Their First Ever Covers Album and release their version of ULTRAVOX’s “Young Savage!” Los Angeles, CA - Veteran punk rock outfit Skids have returned with a powerful new studio album that pays tribute to the band’s hometown venue, the historic Kinema Ballroom in Dunfermline, Scotland. Both a live venue as well as a traditional dance club, the Kinema became a musical and cultural epicenter for the youth in Scotland’s Fife province especially during the late ‘70s, early ‘80s punk rock movement. It would also became the home venue for Skids who played numerous shows at… {+};

The Skids Stream Live
Ahoy!! FULL BAND ELECTRIC STREAM GIG APRIL 24th. We can not wait to get back on stage and show you all what you have been missing!! {+};

The Skids, Big Country & Armory Show
The Skids, Big Country & Armory Show (with Richard Jobson)- A unique one off evening with full electric performances. Friday 17th December 2021- o2 Academy Glasgow. Tickets on sale 9am 2nd April 9am - {+};

We are delighted to bring you our first full band electric set for over a year! For one night only we are going on a world tour and you can access this unique event (stream) by following the link and purchasing a ticket. The gig will be screened 6 times on Saturday 3rd April so you can view the show anywhere in the world. All you need to do now is get your ticket and get the beers chilling!!! Ticket Link: This show was professionally recorded under strict Covid-19 protocols. Mark Brzezicki Simon Hough Bruce Watson Jamie Watson Scott… {+};

Celebrate Bruce’s 60th Birthday
Bruce's 60th Birthday Bash - Livestream Event, 7th March 2021 As you are all no doubt aware, our very own inventor of the seagull turns 60 years young in March. Come and join Bruce and Jamie with Richard Jobson on the 7th March for an acoustic livestream event to celebrate the special occasion. There will be a mixture of skids songs, stories and 4 or 5 Big Country songs over the course of the evening. There will be the option for anyone buying a ticket to purchase special "add-ons" that will only be available for this event, including a fashionable… {+};

Songs From A Haunted Ballroom Coming Soon, Skids new album “Songs from a Haunted Ballroom”
There is no doubt that 2020 was challenging, to say the least for everyone. We hope all our friends worldwide are safe and well. With shows cancelled etc, we have all missed being out on the road sharing our songs and stories with you. Here's hoping the live shows will return in 2021. We have made the most of the time during the restrictions and the new covers album is complete. A collection of songs that were a part of our fast evolving world at a great time of social change and musical revolution. Release date for album coming soon.… {+};

Men of Steel CD is ON SALE NOW!
Hi, everyone. Now that all pledge orders have been shipped, we are happy to announce that the physical CD is available again for purchase for those of you late to the party. Just go to to place an order. Purchasing the CD also gets you a free download of the digital verison. Also, here's the final promo video for the album now that it's been released. Feel free to share, and thanks so much for all the great feedback! {+};

Men of Steel WKW: Men of Steel
Bruce and Jamie Watson are proud to announce a new project with their good friend Tom Kercheval. Details about new music from WKW including the CD "Men of Steel" can be seen in the post below and at WKW – Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson and Thomas Kercheval – are proud to announce the crowdfunding campaign for our forthcoming album, "Men of Steel". The album has been fully recorded and mixed, and the mastering is just about finished. A digital release is definite, but we're hoping to also release the album in CD form, and that's where the crowdfunding campaign comes in.… {+};

Bruce & Jamie T-Shirts
Available now in the Big Country Store featuring a photo of Bruce & Jamie on the front and logoon the back. Get yours at: {+};

Bruce’s Away Days Journal returns
Bruce's Away Days Journal is back as Big Country travels across Germany and The Netherlands. Follow the band's travels at {+};

Bruce & Jamie to perform with Richard Jobson
TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT An evening with Richard Jobson of The Skids Special guests are Bruce Watson & Jamie Watson of Big Country. Tickets for these intimate shows will sell quickly. Get yours today from {+};

Hands Across The Ocean Bruce & Jamie present WKW
Bruce & Jamie have teamed up with Tom Kercheval, host of The Great Divide Podcast (, to form WKW (Watson Kercheval Watson) and record the EP 'Hands Across The Ocean' . You can listen to and purchase the tracks on the Official Bandcamp Page of Bruce and Jamie Watson ( The video for the first track 'Seven Swords' (with special appearances by The Clown & The Wolfman) is available now.   {+};

Website Relaunch
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