▶ Tell us the interesting story behind the bands moniker.
David : The name, Skies Fell, is a very subtle reference to a film but it’s really just something that we all liked the tone of. A sort of post-apocalyptic vibe. Where do we go from here after all that’s happened?
▶ When did the band form and how long did it take to find the bands own sound?
We’ve been writing together for about 3 years. Because we write together, the sound has always formed itself. It’s not an overly conscious decision to sound one way or another. Apart from trying to avoid writing to a formula and trying to progress. We just bash it out and throw away the rubbish.
▶ What releases have you put out thus far, and which would be the one to listen to for the uninitiated?
So far we’ve released 3 singles, with B-sides. We’ve just finished an EP which will be released in the near future and we’ve started recording an album. So we’ve only got 6 songs that people can hear at the moment. I think most people could manage them all. Available to stream from bandcamp.
▶ Is there a particular live show that stands out amongst all the rest?
The last gig we played in Dundee the reception was really good. We’ve not played a lot of gigs yet. Hopefully that’s about to change.
▶ Can you talk about a Highlight and a Lowlight of the journey so far?
I’m not sure we’ve done enough to answer this question but, our first ever show in Glasgow had real excitement and energy to it. It was a sold out show in the basement of a huge nightclub called the Arches. The tension before walking on stage to a full room was intense. Coming home on the ferry from Stornaway after spending all night on the beach drinking was pretty unpleasant. It felt a bit like your hangover had leaked out of your head and infected the entire world around you. Don’t drink the night before sailing.
▶ What does ‘success’ mean to the band?
I think that hearing an audience sing your songs back to you is the most delightful thing that can happen for a songwriter. Success sounds like an ending. So, I guess success would be if we felt we’d recorded the best thing we were ever going to be capable of then played our best ever show, then stopped.
▶ You are in control of forming a 4 piece ‘supergroup’ – who is in it and what do they do?
4 piece. That’s pretty wee for a supergroup. Lindsay Buckingham on guitar and vocals, John Bonham on drums, Philip Glass on keys and Bill Connelly on bass and vocals and banter between tunes.
▶ If you and 3 bands of your choosing were to do a world tour; who would the other 3 bands be? (Active or not)
Radiohead, Circa Survive and And So I Watch You From Afar
▶ What will be the 3 strangest things on your rider when you’re able to make any demand?
Strong wholemeal bread flour, fast action yeast and 100mg vitamin C tablets. (they help the bread to rise more fully and evenly).
▶ Finally, in a climate saturated with bands vying for listener attention; why should the good old folks at home listen to you guys?
This is a really hard question. People should listen to us because if they don’t, they’ll never know whether they hated us or not. Also, we sound exactly like your favourite band, but better.