Over the last few years, I have contributed to a couple of
releases by my close friends Avrocar, an experimental guitar and
electronic band. Our last Avrocar LP, Against The Dying Of The
Light, was largely recorded late at night in various lofts and back
We had a blast in Rimini! Thanks to all who came, old and new
friends, especially Simone, Elisa and Massimo for making it all
happen. 24 hours that will never be forgotten. We long to
July Skies will be playing an extended live set in Italy on
Saturday 7 July. The performance will be part of the Assalti al
Cuore #8 Festival di musica e letteratura.
Corte degli Agostiniani via Cairoli, 40 Rimini, Italy
Epic45 have just released Weathered which is a CD album of
reworked tracks from their 2010 LP Weathering. The track I provided
vocals, lyrics and clarinet on has been reworked by The Toy
Library: Ghosts I Have Known (reworked by The Toy Library) by
Vox Pop is the final release on Make Mine Music featuring many
artists across a 13 track compilation. It is now available to
stream with a free WAV download and limited CD available from the
16 January 2012.
There are two July Skies contributions on the album. The first
A version of a track from the future long play ep Playgrounds Of
The City which was recorded in 2003 and 2004.
Birds Fly South For Winter (II) is a new July Skies track
available exclusively on the Music & Migration II CD
compilation released by Second Language. The album is available to
purchase now as a limited release.1. Rowan and John
Aitchison: Passing Through 2. Dollboy: Birds in My Mouth 3. Ellis
Thank you to all the people who have made contact following the
recent announcement about Make Mine Music. I am very much still
making music and working on the next July Skies’ album A Day In The
Country. The release will be subject to finding a label that can
Thank you to HideousWhisker in the US for this video
A new July Skies track Birds Fly South For Winter
(II) has been completed. It will be included on a CD
compilation to be released later this year. News on the release and
availability will follow.
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The new epic45 album Weathering is now available to purchase
from Norman Records and Bandcamp. You can also listen to a Make
Mine Music Podcast featuring tracks from the album and an interview
with Rob and Ben from the band.
I contribute vocals, lyrics and clarinet to the track Ghosts I
Guidance Records release their download compilation album Belas
Knap on Saturday 19 March 2011. The download only album will be
available through Bandcamp for a minimum price of £3 – all money
being donated to the British Red Cross Japan tsunami appeal. The