Sky Larkin have announced details of their third album, Motto, out on 16th September. Stream Loom from the album here.
‘Motto’ the album shares its name with the opening track, released to acclaim online earlier this summer. Recorded with long-term collaborator, producer John Goodmanson (Girls, Sleater Kinney, Los Campesinos!) in Seattle, the album, like the same-titled opener is a distillation of all that makes Sky Larkin great.
Written for the most part whilst Katie was on the road playing in Wild Beasts, its varied themes and moods reflect the experience of performing in 28 countries and 20 months, a journey that became the record’s foundation. ‘Motto’, the name itself chosen on the 2nd day of the Wild Beasts tour, is a wide and swerving album venturing themes through love (‘Treasury’), loss (‘Loom’), the band’s Yorkshire home (‘Tarn’), seasons and lobotomies (‘Frozen Summer’) and much more beyond.
Through all it’s themes and moods, ‘Motto’ showcases Sky Larkin’s unshakable ability to conjure immediately satisfying, vibrant indie rock. “I’ve always wanted our records to be immediate at their most accessible, and at their most expansive, inhabitable” explains Harkin. “I really wanted to make something beautiful that wasn’t also permissive.”
The album is available to pre-order now on CD, LP (on clear vinyl) and digital download now via the Wichita shop.
The band will follow the release with UK headline tour:
17 – London, Lexington*
18 – Leicester, Firebug*
19 – Sheffield, The Harley*
21 – Glasgow, Cut Loose show @ Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
22 – Sunderland, Pop Recs Ltd
23 – Leeds, Brudenell*
24 – Southampton, Joiners*
25 – Nottingham, Bodega*
26 – Cardiff, Ten Feet Tall*
28 – Aldershot, West End Centre*
30 – Manchester, Deaf Institute *
(* w/ Radstewart)