Refusing to be musically pigeonholed or viewed as a provincial concern, there's a timeless, international scope to newcomers Sky Larkin, echoing the likes of The Breeders, Violent Femmes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more. To compare Sky Larkin directly to any singular band or record however, would be doing the trio a grave injustice.
With a stark non-UK centric outlook, the band chose to spread their wings and record their debut album as far from the UK as Seattle, Washington. Honed by the skills of neo-legendary producer John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie, Nada Surf), they've created an ageless record that is punchy and razor sharp yet layered, intriguing and complex.
Much of the credit for this can be put down to the fascinating stories and similes that surround their record, due out January 2009. 2008 however, sees the release of Sky Larkin's first full single release 'Fossil, I' and a pair of European tours with Conor Oberst and Los Campesinos! respectively. The debut single is a tumultuous, melodic eruption of guitars exhibiting Katie's muscular vocals:
Sky Larkin will also be performing shows with both Hot Club de Paris and Swedes Those Dancing Days. Recently, the band returned to the United States to play hugely acclaimed shows in New York and to record the extraordinary video for their forthcoming debut single.
Remaining tour dates in October:
21 London – KCLSU
22 Manchester – Deaf Institude
23 Cardiff – Barfly