Skies Behind's sound is founded on the raw emotion and energy of alternative rock. Vulnerable lyricism, coupled with carefully crafted instrumental textures, allows their music to seamlessly move between genres and emotions. Skies Behind are quickly gaining a reputation as an exciting live outfit, following on from a sold-out Cork performance in An Spailpín Fánac (150 capacity) and a packed show at the Whelan's midnight hour.
2022 was a big year for Skies Behind which saw them develop their sound through writing, recording, and releasing a series of home demos from throughout the year. This year is set to be prolific for the band, with a number of releases in the works. The band’s latest single, Ghost, was released on the 20th of March. It is a song that grew as the band began gigging throughout the year, with their love of harmonic, heavy, washy guitar layers being paired with a more subdued vocal style not seen in their earlier releases. Influences such as Two Way Mirror by Loathe or Say It by NewDad helped to shape the sound finally realized in this track.
March and April will also see Skies Behind play in 4 new cities including Galway and Belfast, with the highlights of this DIY tour seeing them return to Whelan's in Dublin and a highly anticipated headline show in their hometown of Cork.
The band draws its influences from acts such as Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Pillow Queens, Nothing But Thieves, etc. Skies Behind are Dan Sheedy (Vocals and Rhythm guitar), Joe Clarke (Drums), Richard Brett (Lead Guitar), and Cathal O’Donovan (Bass).
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