by Bill Pearis

Sky Larkin

Leeds indie rock outfit Sky Larkin are gearing up to release their third album later this year. It's been almost three years since the group dropped the terrific Kaleide and since then the band have gone through some line-up changes. Bassist Doug Adams left the group for non-rock life pursuits. In regrouping, the onetime trio are now a four-piece with new members Nile Marr and Sam Pryor augmenting singer/guitarist Katie Harkin (who spent time as a touring member of Wild Beasts) and drummer Nestor Matthews. The new, as yet untitled album, was produced in Seattle by longtime collaboratore John Goodmanson. No release date for the record yet but you can stream the first single, "Motto," below.

The band are currently road testing new LP material across the UK with Dutch Uncles and later Marnie Stern. No North American shows lined up yet, but all dates are listed below.

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Sky Larkin - 2013 Tour Dates
MAY 2 LONDON, UK THE SCALA#
MAY 4 LEEDS, UK LIVE AT LEEDS FESTIVAL
MAY 21 YORK, UK FIBBERS#
MAY 22 CAMBRIDGE, UK PORTLAND ARMS#
MAY 23 BRISTOL, UK THE FLEECE#
MAY 24 SOUTHAMPTON, UK THE JOINERS #
MAY 25 NORWICH, UK WATER FRONT#
MAY 26 LEICESTER, UK HANDMADE FESTIVAL
MAY 30 BIRMINGHAM, UK HARE & HOUNDS%
MAY 31 SHEFFIELD, UK QUEENS SOCIAL CLUB%
JUNE 1 MANCHESTER, UK RUBY LOUNGE%
JUNE 2 GLASGOW, UK BROADCAST%
JUNE 3 LEEDS, UK BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB%
JUNE 4 BRISTOL, UK LOUISIANA%
JUNE 5 LONDON, UK THE GARAGE%
JUNE 8 WAKEFIELD, UK LONG DIVISION FESTIVAL
JULY 13 CHELTENHAM, UK 2000 TREES FESTIVAL
JULY 20 SHEFFIELD, UK TRAMLINES FESTIVAL
JULY 26-7 THE LAKE DISTRICT, UK FELL FOOT SOUND FESTIVAL
AUG. 3 DERBYSHIRE, UK Y NOT FESTIVAL
AUG. 16 N. YORKSHIRE, UK BEACONS FESTIVAL
# with Dutch Uncles
% with Marnie Stern