We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Sketchy’s new song “Never Meant To Get This Old” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Heck, which is scheduled to be released on August 4th through FtLP Records.
Sketchy vocalist Christopher J. Schultz commented:
“This song is about how I kind of went through my midlife crisis a little earlier than most. In my mid twenties I had a pretty serious breakdown because I couldn’t figure out how to balance my lifestyle with the burdens I put onto my family and friends.
I started drinking. A lot.
Eventually I got my life together, and could support myself while still doing the things I loved like making art, and going on tour with my band. But by the time I began to emerge from the haze of my arrested development I took a look around and, holy crap, I was thirty. So… Essentially, time flies, and that fully sucks. Also, fun fact: I wrote the lyrics to this song during the worst hangover of my life.”
Formed in Brooklyn in 2013, Sketchy is a 5-piece punk band. While their song titles can be silly at times, they have always taken their music very seriously.
Over the years Sketchy has quietly put together quite the resume. They’ve played festivals such as Punk Rock Bowling, Pouzza Fest, Punk Island and will be playing Fest 16. Sketchy released a split with England’s The Burnt Tapes in 2016 through 7-10 Split Records (US) and Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK). Their debut LP I Wanted This To Go Different was released on September 18, 2015.