This is one of those times when I know I’m right. Sometimes, I am wrong. Sometimes I am so wrong it makes me wince and want to hide. But this time, friend; I’ve picked you a winnah. Meet Skye Harbour. These likeable Indie pop-rockers have been playing like mad in the past year, flitting between [...]
Oh, Deanna represent a dreamy shift in modern local music; no longer are your choices ‘rock’ or ‘pop’. They play the Empress on May 16 with Aluka and Skye Harbour…
Melbourne lads Skye Harbour have been quiet these past few months, but there’s been no lollygagging, or dilly-dallying, or any other old-timey euphemism for laziness you can think of. It has all been in preparation for the release of their new single Hunch.
What Skye Harbour manage to encapsulate in their music is a sense of emotional bloodletting; when Josh belts out whatever lyric it is time for, he is instilling in it, beside it, all over it, the sentiment behind the words. The rest of the band, too, manage to co-ordinate their instruments just so; as if their amps were set to emotional frequencies rather than numbered buttons and other technical jargon I don’t understand.
When it comes to music, we know just about all we could ever possibly want to know when it comes to the likes of P!nk, Justin Timberlake and those “Girls” from the Pussycat Dolls. But let’s face facts – music is about discovery, not force feeding label stars down your throat.
Skye Harbour have spent the past two years earnestly crafting their indie-rock-pop awesomeness, and boy, has it paid off. With the release of their 2008 EP “Houses”, the band secured an MTV Kickstart Award and nationwide praise.