Skylights – Darkness Falls (2020)

Combining high-powered indie-rock tones with soothing post-punk elements, Skylights is an impassioned and energetic foursome from York. Described as having “outstanding performances fizzing with energy and conviction”, Skylights have built a reputation for being lively and dynamic.

Known as a “band of the people”, Rob Scarisbrick (vocals), Turnbull Smith (guitar), Jonny Scarisbrick (bass) and Myles Soley (drums) have received critical acclaim from notable media like RGM, Little Indie Blogs and Yorkshire Evening Post. In fact, they even received a shout-out from BBC’s Mike Bushell, Josh Warrington and Westlife’s Nicky Byrne. After gaining coverage on podcasts and online publications for their well-received ‘Enemies’, Skylights release their sophomore physical single ‘Darkness Falls’.

The outcome of the Coronavirus lockdown, ‘Darkness Falls’ is an emotive journey through the turmoil and trepidation felt by people during this period. Recorded and mixed by producer John Greatwood (VEGA), the track melds the cinematic sounds of Oasis with power of The Verve and insightful lyricism of U2.

While a rather sombre tune, Rob Scarisbrick’s warm and bold vocals make the song introspectively endearing. Add the dynamic instrumentation, particularly guitar riffs near the end of the single, and ‘Darkness Falls’ becomes anthemic, empowering and seeps into your soul. It’s like standing in the middle of the street in the pouring rain and shouting out words to get whatever you are feeling out there.

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