Blueskies are a Brighton based 5 piece electro pop outfit formed in 2006. 'Souvenir' is their debut EP/Mini Album release on Killing Moon Records. XYZ the local free music and listings mag on the Sussex coast describes their sound as 'Simply beautiful pop music.' The Blueskies cite their influences as The Postal Service, a band noted for their cover of Phil Collins 'Against All Odds', and Air, the French outfit capable of producing sublime sounds of glorious and sweeping texture. Nice mix!
Brighton is not without a few notable musical types, Nick Cave, Natasha Khan and Blood Red Shoes among some of the many creative folk hailing from, or residing in and around, the arty haven. The Fringe, Great Escape Festival and vibrant local music scene maintain a focus on, and an interest in, developing and nurturing new talent. The Blueskies would now appear to be ready to finish their rather long locally focused apprenticeship, spread their wings and let the whole country in on their synth flavoured, 80's heavy pop. No longer content just to support Absent Elk, or DJ as 'The Blueskies At Night' , the boys with 'a passion for writing infectious melodies and making people dance' want to share their tunes with us all.
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