Up In The Clouds is the first proper taste of new material since SKEGSS’ April 2017 EP Holiday Food and is supported by a new video for the song which you can view here.
The band says:
“The song’s about being unsure but realising it’s OK to have uncertainty and it’s regular. Some things will always be left uncertain. As soon as we figured that out we made a song about it.”
Taking the song out nationally, Up In The Clouds will further the bands live reputation, of which they have made a name for themselves; with energetic live performances garnering praise from The Music for their “infectious” on-stage chemistry and Moshcam who asserted they “seem to have some sort of hypnotic effect over their fans.”
“It’s been about a year since we have gotten to do a major city tour with new music so we are looking forward to getting on the road for The Up In The Clouds Tour”,says Benny Reed.
SKEGSS are Ben Reed (vocals, guitar), Toby Cregan (bass, vocals) and Jonny Lani (drums), three prolific performers who have charmed listeners with their warm Garage-Punk sound, selling out shows all across the country. The band has just wrapped a sold out No Future regional tour which saw them sell-out across the country. During the summer of 2018, the band reissued their Holiday Food EP on ultra-limited blue vinyl, for a handful of indie stores only and featured a brand new, vinyl-only track. Just like their previous tour dates, this EP sold out immediately. Capping off summer 2018 was of course the inclusion of Got On My Skateboard at #39 on triple j’s Hottest 100.
With an album set to be released this year through Ratbag Records, a UK tour which includes appearances at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot festivals, a single tour in June and an upcoming Splendour in the Grass set – this is just the beginning of a very crazy year for SKEGSS.
UP IN THE CLOUDS TOUR DATES – SINGLE TOUR
SAT 09 JUN – THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE U18
SAT 09 JUN – THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE 18+
SUN 10 JUN – THE FACTORY, SYDNEY AA
FRI 15 JUN – THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE AA
FRI 22 JUN – THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH U18
FRI 22 JUN – THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH 18+
SAT 23 JUN – FOWLERS, ADELAIDE AA
Tickets on sale NOW from https://www.skegss.com/
SKEGSS ALSO APPEARING:
GROOVIN’ THE MOO – WAYVILLE, SA – 27TH APRIL
GROOVIN’ THE MOO – MAITLAND, NSW – 28TH APRIL
GROOVIN’ THE MOO – CANBERRA, ACT – 29TH APRIL
GROOVIN’ THE MOO – BENDIGO, VIC – 5TH MAY
GROOVIN’ THE MOO – TOWNSVILLE, QLD – 6TH MAY
GROOVIN’ THE MOO – BUNBURY, WA – 12TH MAY
THE GREAT ESCAPE – BRIGHTON, UK – 19TH MAY
GOLD SOUNDS – LEEDS, UK – 20TH MAY
BROADCAST – GLASGOW, UK – 21ST MAY
MAY MOTH CLUB – LONDON, UK – 24TH MAY – SOLD OUT
DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL – MANCHESTER, UK – 25TH MAY
DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL – BRISTOL, UK – 26TH MAY
DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL – NOTTINGHAM, UK – 27TH MAY
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS FESTIVAL – BYRON BAY, NSW – 22ND JULY