Leeds trio Sky Larkin have revealed a new video for their latest single Newsworthy to coincide with announcing their return to the road in 2014 with a slew of UK tour dates in April.
Following the release of the third album Motto last autumn and a run of celebratory dates, the band will be expanding their touring history with shows through April as well as a soon-to-be-announced run through Europe later in the Spring. Also in May, the band will be joining labelmates Cloud Nothings as part of new Leeds festival Gold Sounds, appearing at the Brudenell Social Club on May 26.
The video for Newsworthy was produced by visual artist Dan Tombs (collaborator with Gold Panda, Jon Hopkins and Factory Floor). It utilises footage taken from Prelinger Archives of educational, industrial and amateur films and has been visually treated by the artist. The end result is a beautiful and rather hypnotic take on the song’s title theme.
In the words of lead-singer Katie Harkin: “Please enjoy the read-along video for Newsworthy. It’s a memento from the age of tactile text, augmented by the wonderful Dan Tombs and now spat back out into the digital realm. Listen with your eyes.”
You can catch Sky Larkin live on the following dates:
8 Birmingham The Bull’s Head
9 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
10 Northampton Ledgendary Labour Club
11 Bristol The Old Bookshop
12 Portsmouth Edge of the Wedge
16 Liverpool Kazamier
17 York Fibbers
18 Newcastle Cluny 2
26 Leeds Brudenell Social Club