We’ve been a bit lax with the ol’ Single of the Week lately – rubbish! – but we’re back with a sleek little number from the new Sky Larkin record to get things going again. The Leeds trio signed to the ever-reliable Wichita Recordings in 2008 and dropped their debut album, The Golden Spike, in February 2009. Follow-up Kaleide, out next week, arrives just eighteen months later and is full of the same upbeat, life-affirming indie-pop infectiousness that laced their debut.
‘Still Windmills’ is about the thrill of something that might happen, that universal feeling of anticipation for when things “click into place.” Katie Harkin and co. peddle the same sort of humour that made Brit-poppers Sleeper and American cousins Rilo Kiley so popular, present in singalong lines that have a bit of bite to them and sit alongside hugely catchy indie-pop choruses guaranteed to fill dancefloors for the rest of the summer.
‘Still Windmills’ is available on 7″ vinyl with exclusive B-side ‘We’ll Be Detectives’ (a cover of Leeds grunge-rockers Mother Vulpine, recorded in a crypt) and digitally with a third track, ‘Traction’.
Visit Sky Larkin’s website to see all the limited edition album packages they’ve lovingly put together. The band play an album launch party at the Strongrooms in East London on Sunday August 8 with a BBQ and special guest DJs. Doors open at 1pm, the band are on at 4pm, and curfew is circa 6pm. So now you know.
Also out this week:
Club 8, ‘Shape Up!’
Marina & The Diamonds, ‘Oh No’
Sunday Girl, ‘Self Control’