SKIES return with addictive alt rock anthem ‘Born Yesterday’

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Kent’s finest grungy and emo alt rock duo SKIES make another return with new addictive, hooky and empowering pop anthem ‘Born Yesterday’.

Following up on last year’s EP ‘X’, SKIES are continuing to solidify on the foundations of their three EPs, the new single handpicks their best trademark elements.

‘Born Yesterday’, recorded and produced by Oz Craggs, features meaningful lyrics, anthemic sound and indie/rock hooks is and is accompanied by a new music video in the run up to a UK headline tour.

Jericho (songwriter/drums/synths) explains: “We took a light hearted approach on the idea of questioning someone if you suspect they might be cheating on you – my dad said it might be funny if we film a Mastermind/quiz show music video, so we went from there. It’s set in a nondescript time somewhere between 1960 and 2000 with a twist at the end!”

Alie (lead singer/songwriter/guitar) added: “I’d written this a little while ago when I had some suspicions in a relationship, and I also had a couple of friends who had been cheated on and it’s one of the most brutal things that can happen to you.

“It was therapeutic writing about it and almost standing up for myself and for my friends. I’d like to think it could be empowering for anyone who is in that sort of a situation.”

SKIES Autumn Headline Tour Tour kicks off this November:

13 – Manchester, Jimmy’s
14 – Birmingham, Subside Bar
15 – Guildford, The Star Inn
16 – London, Notting Hill Arts Club
19 – Southampton, The Joiners
20 – Bristol, Mothers Ruin
21 – Nottingham, Rough Trade
22 – Glasgow, The Garage Attic Bar (supporting Lightscape)
23 – Leeds, Lending room
24 – Hull, O’Rileys (supporting Lightscape)

Good

  • Strong rhythm
  • Powerful vocals

Bad

  • Need to see more experimentation

Summary

Returning with a new addictive, hooky and empowering pop anthem, 'Born Yesterday', it features SKIES's trademark elements; meaningful lyrics, anthemic sound and indie/rock hook.
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