Hard to believe it, but unsigned band Sykes is heading to some Festivals this year and it won’t take many of them to propel them. They have a unique sound that pours from the talented Julia (vocals/rhythm guitar), Kristian (lead guitar/bass), Will (drums), and Dre (keys).
This Indie pop band hails from Southwest London. Each member brings their own influences and works that into the core. Like a fantastic massage, it has to have many areas worked out to be fantastic! Working with many artists including The Wombats, Sam Beeton and Egyptian Hip Hop, they have seemed to master their unity and what each band member brings.
After they released their first 5-track EP in 2012, they crossed paths with producer Cam Blackwood (Florence + The Machine and Reverand and The Makers). Cam recorded and produced their new 3 track EP Out of Your Hands. The new EP has already been released making its debut in January 2013.
We are eager to see where the Sykes are headed.
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Indie Licks Pick = Out of Your Hands
Not surprising that they have finally produced a studio album worthy of all those theatrically blessed. Dutch Uncle has recently released their art rock, indie pop, 80's infused album Out of Touch In The Wild via Memphis Industries. Originally slated for release on April 2, 2013. Bandmates Pete Broadhead (guitar), Andy Proudfoot (drums), Robin Richards (bass), Daniel Spedding (guitar), and Duncan Wallis (piano, lead vocals) stepped up the release of their third album to January 14, 2013.
Lyrically the album is based loosely around themes of addiction and friendship. According to Duncan, Bellio deals with "the frustration of not being able to act towards our friends with the intense love and devotion we sometimes build up towards them in our minds" whilst Godboy helplessly observers the loss of a close friend to the decaying effects of addiction. The band has grown and progressed into by far their best album. Out of Touch In the Wild is their first full studio album allowing more creativity and ability to broaden their horizons and sugar their palette.
The band's influences have remained. And clear streaks of Kate Bush, and Prince among a few others all intriguingly thrown into the mix. In spite of this, says singer Duncan, "it's still an album to be listened to with pop ears, and not to be considered as an overblown prog-math-rock-bloody-time-signature ideology."
Not your average Joe's, and some would even say weird, but in a good way. The Dutch Uncles are leaving an impression.
You can download their new single "Flexxin" for free here.
Indie Licks Pick = Fester