Blue Sky Archives -‘Blue Sky Archives EP’ (self-released)
Glasgow five-piece Blue Sky Archives describe themselves as making post-rock pop music with a heart. This is actually a fairly accurate description, there’s a scope to them but an edge that means epic and anthemic wouldn’t do their sound justice.
Comprising Ross Rankin (drums), Lauren Mayberry (vocals, synth, percussion), Matt Phelan (Vocals, guitar), Pete Flett (bass0 and Paul Mark McGreath (vocals, guitar), this is an impressive debut. Of the three songs on here, ‘Crash Your Face, ‘ ‘Sleeves Rolled Up, the Team Rolls Up!’ and ‘the Highest Of fives’ I think it’s actually the latter that’s far and away my favourite. It’s the one that suggests just how much promise they have and where they might be going.
Post-rock pop doesn’t have to be an oxymoron; these guys and gal show that there’s blue sky thinking going on here, and very impressive it is, too.