Along with Lead Singer Jim Cubitt, Bass Player Adam Neal, Jack Wharton started making music with his friends in 2010 after having a beer (or „two“). But they soon realised that they felt lost and a lack of opportunities within the big city life of London. They remembered how exiting another big city was when they were djing there: the city of choice and their musical home became Berlin. A few square meters of Berlin…to be exact – where they lived together and began recording in a small flat.
In 2012 they met canadian Drummer Alexander Cumming who was into Jazz-Music before but that couldn´t prevent him from joining and from that moment Big Skies was a 4 piece Band!
The band is very busy and open to doing promotion work so I´m very thankful that Jack responded with some very interesting facts:
It´s often said „psychedelic & Britpop“ were and still are key words to desribe their music and they named punk music as their main influence.You can agree with that when it comes to songs like „Cherry Coke“ which appeared a year ago (2013) on their first release „Big Skies EP„. But other than many of the artist from that punk scene Big Skies really play their instruments very skilful with clever, interesting guitar riffs // drum patterns and you can also find some nice almost (!) „dreamy“ melodies. Such as on the EP´s hymnic lead single
‚Come up and feel it‚
A song that caught my ears around June 2014 and straightaway appeared on my Soundcheck (Vol. 20) playlist.
While I was listening to tracks from the Big Skies EP the band shot a video (of course in Berlin) this summer for a song that is teasing their very first Studio Album which will be called „Never Going Home„. The name of the new song is:
But there are still a few months time until „Never going Home“ will be released. Something to absolutely look forward to.
For german fans: HURRY! The band is on Tour and if you want to see them live on stage you should go and try to get one of the remaining tickets…who knows what new song they´re going to play…
Here you can see a preview of the Album Art
But for those who cannot wait until November and want to listen to some other tracks I recommend to check the Bands Soundcloud Page.
Listen to some „Big Skies EP“ songs
And make sure to get in touch with the band
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