Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while will know that I reviewed Skyfever’s single Get Out back in October 2017 and loved it and was really looking forward to the EP. Well, this is the first single off the new EP Rear View Mirror and it is due out with the release of the EP on 23rd March.
Signs draws you in with the drums and guitars which spark interest before the vocals stream in. This is another great melody from Skyfever, getting your hips to wiggle and toes to tap. The guitar adds sparkles of interest from the top notes that bring a different feel from the heavy bass line and throbbing drums. Once again the vocals are really clear but have a rock edge to them which delivers withe interplay from the other instruments. The riff soars and leads you off before the drums show you the way again and lead you back into the chorus, which is really catchy.
Skyfever, driven by lead guitarist Tyson Harding (more about the origin of that name later…), are hell-bent on success and have the work ethic and mindset to go with it. Get Out blaring over Anﬁeld’s speakers as Liverpool FC lined up in the tunnel? Tyson remembers Oasis using to advertise in football magazines and took a punt on a similar tactic. “I never expected George ‘Voice of Anﬁeld’ Sephton to play our music but we went for it that’s what happened!” says Tyson. “George was one of the ﬁrst to believe in us and he now regularly playlists our music.
Alice Cooper personally getting behind us and describing us as ‘talented minions’ was, believe it or not, a big coup too!” “There’s momentum at play here and we feel unstoppable,” says Luke Lang, the man responsible for those big, foundation-shaking vocals. “We’ve all been through tough times and persevered, so this simultaneously feels like it’s crept up on us and like it’s been a long time coming.”
Perseverance and winning are in guitarist Tyson Harding’s blood. As the grandson of Olympic boxer Fred Tiedt, Tyson’s sporting inﬂuences are plentiful. “I got my competitive streak from my grandfather, for sure,” says Tyson. “That’s where my mindset comes from. I realised from an early age that you if you want to be the best at something, you have to work extra hard to attain it.” Although he applies that ethos of hard work and dedication to music, sport has continued to pervade Tyson’s life in a way that makes it seem serendipitous. His uncle, Emile Tiedt, was Conor McGregor’s boxing referee in his training camp for that record-smashing ﬁght between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. “Conor McGregor has made a huge impression on me,” says Tyson. “Whatever about the ﬂash persona; his unbreakable, stoic mindset has got him to where he is. His is a story of someone who had the courage to build, protect and chase his dream and enjoy the journey as well.”
Skyfever are Luke Lang on vocals, Brian Clarke on guitar/sounds, Tyson Harding on guitar, Cau Marini on bass and Karl Hand on drums.
EP ‘REAR VIEW MIRROR’ & new single ‘SIGNS’ are out Friday, 23rd March 2018 and I cannot wait to hear it.