Sky Larkin release Kaleide + 2010 UK tour dates

Two new live dates with Broken Social Scene confirmed

Sky Larkin

Free 3-track download EP available from features LP title track Kaleide

Leeds trio Sky Larkin release their second album Kaleide on August 9, 2010 on Wichita Recordings.

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Written in the crypt beneath a Victorian church somewhere in deepest Yorkshire and recorded in Seattle, Kaleide is an exhilarating album bursting with ideas and energy and glowing song-craft.

Sky Larkin returned to Seattle to record Kaleide with the producer of their debut album The Golden Spike, John Goodmanson (Girls, Blonde Redhead, Sleater-Kinney).

As the album title suggests, the record has many moods and colours, twists and turns, and always with an ear-catching line or soaring chorus.

Sky Larkin - Kaleide

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Kaleide track listing:

1. Still Windmills
2. Kaleide
3. Tiny Heist
4. Landlocked
5. Anjelica Houston
6. Spooktacular
7. Year Dot
8. Coffee Drinker
9. ATM
10. Shade By Shade
11. Guitar and Antarctica
12. Smarts (Shh version)

At the heart of Sky Larkin's sound lie Katie Harkin's melodic, dancing guitar lines and her crystal clear vocals, which reveal the vivid imagery and inventive wordplay of her lyrics.

Drummer Nestor Matthews and bassist Doug Adams are no less important, bringing the kind of power to the songs that could launch rockets.

There are big pop moments - in the title track, first single Still Windmills and the chanting Year Dot and there are beautiful, reflective moments in the shape of Tiny Heist and the mysterious mantra of album highlight Anjelica Huston.

Sky Larkin formed in Leeds with school friends Katie and Nestor writing and rehearsing in bedrooms and garages. Doug joined a little later and it wasn't long before they caught the attention of Wichita Recordings and their debut The Golden Spike was released to great acclaim in January 2009.

iTunes named The Golden Spike in its best alt. records of the year and this past spring, the BBC named it 'one of the best records you mightn't have heard in 2009'.

Sky Larkin have played in 16 countries on 3 continents, sharing bills with the likes of Broken Social Scene, The Gossip, Los Campesinos! and Conor Oberst. They recently toured with The Cribs and played a Stateside tour with label mates Peggy Sue.

There is a timeless, international scope to Sky Larkin's sound, echoing the likes of The Breeders, Violent Femmes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but to compare Sky Larkin directly to any singular band or record however would be doing them an injustice.

Sky Larkin 2010 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

June 2010

June 26 Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 w/ Broken Social Scene NEW!

July 2010

July 9 Sheffield, Corporation w/ Broken Social Scene NEW!
July 15 London, Wichita 10th Anniversary show @ The Garage w/ The Cribs and Lovvers)

August 2010

August 19 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's (Edinburgh Fringe Festival w/ Frankie and The Heartstrings)

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