Skins has some awesome music (Yes I watch Skins, deal with it). They’ve used way too many good songs to list on here, so I’ll just say that they had “live” performances from Crystal Castles and Born Ruffians on the show in past seasons. An interesting mix for sure, but awesome nonetheless.
The finale of the fifth series (in the UK they are too cool to say “season”) was this past thursday , and in a now nearly weekly ritual, I run to google to check the name of a song that was used in the episode. This week it was Dog is Dead’s “Glockenspiel Song.” Hooray for original titles!
This is certainly much closer to Born Ruffians than Crystal Castles. With lyrics like “We are a mess/We are failures/And we love it” it’s certainly a perfect match for the show. It’s also perfect in other ways, such as the killer sax solo at the end.