Leeds’ Sky Larkin have announced details of their new single, Newsworthy’ The track, taken from their third album Motto, is to be released on December 9th through Wichita Recordings. The release will be backed by a new track, Parapet and available digitally. Orders via the band’s website and also the Wichita Recordings shop will receive a specially-curated Newsworthy newspaper, created and edited by the band.
In the words of singer and guitarist Katie Harkin, “the scale of the disembodied digital world can numb us into passive awe, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Keep it newsworthy; it helps. I’ve always wanted our records to be immediate at their most accessible, and at their most expansive, inhabitable. This sense of a vast but private scale is what I was chasing whilst mapping the ebbs and flows of this song. While the avenues for communication continue to multiply, it’s the duty of the craftsman not the tools to keep ourselves actively engaged.”
The release co-incides with new shows for the band; they will be joining The Wedding Present for a show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the legendary Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, their home city. Sky Larkin also play with Yuck and Dutch Uncles as part of the All Years Leaving Event in Birmingham this month.
Listen to ‘Newsworthy’ here: https://soundcloud.com/weareskylarkin/newsworthy-1
Forthcoming Sky Larkin live shows:
16th – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds w/ Yuck
1st – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club w/ The Wedding Present
7th – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club – special event TBA