Gig preview: Skylights @ Fibbers

York band, Skylights, return to the city on 18th August promising a gig bursting with fresh talent and underwritten with britpop/indie rock influence.

The indie rock band, who list their influences as Oasis and The Clash, are in good company at the Fibbers gig with support coming from York band Honours and Fond.

The band are keen Leeds FC fans and have enjoyed a wave of support following their latest release: Yorkshire’s Republican Army, a song that caught the attention of Leeds United TV, fanzine The Square Ball, BBC Introducing York and the regional press

Speaking about the song, lead singer, Rob, said: “It’s a Yorkshire anthem, taken from a Leeds chant: ‘We’re proud of where we come from, and we’ve incorporated it in that tune. It’s tongue-in-cheeck-turned-anthem.”

Alongside lead singer Rob Scarisbrick, is brother Jonny on the Bass, Turnbull Smith on lead guitar and Myles Soley on drums. The band started in 2008 with a clear vision: “We wanted a band with massive singalong anthems, reminiscent of the mid 90 indie rock bands.”

Looking forward, there’s a brand new single on the horizon called What We are. Video filming finished this week and the band can’t wait to release it. 

You can watch the video for Yorkshire’s Republic Army here and listen to What You Are here.

Tickets for the gig at Fibbers on 18th August cost £5 in advance and are selling well – to get yours visit:

14+ only and doors open at 7.30pm


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