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Sky Larkin

Rachel Kellehar
Rachel Kellehar 11 February 2009 at 16.18

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the most exciting female fronted indie-rock band we’ve heard for a long blooming time? 

Playful, raucous, arty and commercial in turns, Leeds based trio Sky Larkin aren’t playing by anyone’s rulebook but their own; especially when it comes to debut album ‘The Golden Spike’.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it the most exciting female fronted indie-rock band we’ve heard for a long blooming time?

Playful, raucous, arty and commercial in turns, Leeds based trio Sky Larkin aren’t playing by anyone’s rulebook but their own; especially when it comes to debut album ‘The Golden Spike’. Fusing guitar-laden melodies with off-kilter beats and the powerfully silken vocals of frontwoman Katie Harkin, the three-piece are a simmering hotbed of accessible yet challenging creativity, each brilliantly buoyant track cocooning an indie-rock butterfly with the potential to grow into a frantic beast of majestic proportions. Formed back in 05, they've had plenty of time to hone their hugely enigmatic sound, and if you’re lucky enough to be jetting off to Austin for this year’s SXSW, make sure you get to one of their hotly-tipped live shows.

‘The Golden Spike’ is out now on Wichita, and bloody good it is too. Our favourite track is ‘Matador’ – what’s yours?

Download the track 'Beeline' from the new album by clicking this link: Sky Larkin 'Beeline'.

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