Leeds. So much to answer for. Taking the sun from Manchester whilst we get the rain; Leeds United; The Kaiser Chiefs.
Sky Larkin, going by the strength of Loom won’t be added to the list of things that Leeds is infamous for; they’ll be added to the list of things Leeds is famous for.
Loom is the lead single from their latest album Motto which will be released on September 16th with the single preceding it by a week. On the surface it is a happy-go-lucky, chirpy little number, but sadness underlies the lyrics. In the words of Katie Harkin:
“This song is about the presence after loss. I knew that the inspiration for this song meant that it would the saddest on the record for me, so I consciously attempted a fake-out with myself. I wanted it to be our Enola Gay, pop on the surface with a darkness that the casual listener might not pick up on. For me that’s one of the funniest things about songs: they can be powerful without being self-evident.”
Both the single and the album are being released on Wichita, and in preparation for the release they are also touring. The dates are below the audio video.
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