Track Of The Day – Another Sky – ‘The Cracks’

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Another Sky return with another jaw-droppingly brilliant release in the form of ‘The Cracks’ the second release from their forthcoming EP – “Life Was Coming In Through The Blinds”.  OK, so let’s get the ill-advised, but obligatory musical reference points out of the way shall we? Well you could chuck in the likes of Radiohead, Portishead, Massive Attack, The Cocteau Twins and this might have some merit, but it’s not really giving you the whole picture because Another Sky are genuinely blazing their own spectacular trail. In reality, all you need do is hit the play button and you’ll soon realise that here is a band who are producing, music that is unique and, let’s not be reticent about it , fucking exceptional! Indeed we can’t think of a band on the current scene who sound anything like them, or who are as bold or as ambitious in terms of the depth and breadth of their sound.  Hot on the heels of their previous single, the incredible ‘Apple Tree,’  ‘The Cracks’ once again sees the band on huge, cinematic widescreen form and it’s clear that in 2019 they are taking things to a whole new level.

Much has been made of Catrin Vincent’s remarkable otherworldly vocals, and with good reason, because she genuinely has one of the most compelling voices we’ve heard in many years. If Another Sky don’t break big this year we might as well wave a little white flag of surrender and simply give up. This is talent on a huge scale and as such, they deserve all the plaudits the band will undoubtedly get. And it’s all very much based on substance not empty hype.

The video accompanying the single is like the band’s music, darkly dramatic and mesmeric. Vocalist Catrin Vincent describes the track as “a response to a Leonard Cohen lyric, “the cracks, that’s how the light gets in”. The song is an ode to our generation, one that is more self-aware and being forced to have the difficult conversations that lead to progress and evolution. It’s inspired by the little girl fined by the council for setting up a lemonade stall, the kids suing the US government for global warming, teenagers like Greta Thunburg. It’s about our generation’s unique position of facing extinction.”

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Tickets HERE

The band have also announced a run of headline shows for this Summer and Autumn, culminating in a gig at London’s Village Underground on 24th September. Tickets are on sale now

 

EP Track-listing

The Cracks

Apple Tree

Light Was Coming In Through The Blinds

I Don’t Hate You

 

LIVE DATES:

April

27          Are You Listening?,Reading

May

04          Live at Leeds, Leeds

05          Hit The North Festival, Newcastle

11          The Great Escape, London

15          Café Totem, Sheffield

16          Portland Arms, Cambridge

24          London Calling, Amsterdam

29          Boileroom, Guildford

30          The Forum, Tunbridge Wells

31          Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

June

01          Festival Finale, Bath

05          Esquires, Bedford

06          The Venue, Derby

07          Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

08          The Polar Bear, Hull

July

19          Latitude Festival, Beccles

20          Tramlines Festival, Sheffield

21          Bluedot, Cheshire

August

10          WinterthurerMusikfestwoochen, Switzerland

 

September

24          Village Underground, London

 

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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