Blue Sky Archives
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Blue Sky Archives

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Band Pop Rock




"BSA - Glasgow Podcart"

"Blue Sky Archives offer a carefully blended mix of twee, pop and post rock elements. There aren’t many bands that noticeably dabble in all three are there? I definitely found it a pleasant cocktail, and the vocal of Lauren Mayberry is the sugar coating around the glass. She has a lovely quality to her voice and although she provides a backing harmony in tracks such as ‘The Highest of Fives‘ as well as sections of lead vocal, it is her contribution which always seems to demand the most attention in the mix with its purity and endearing youthful tone. There are some moments when the three part harmony is right on the money too, with Paul McGrath and Matt Phelan contributing vocally amongst the collective mix which ranges from meandering streams to thrashing waves. These guys hold their own tonight following the stunning opening, and leave us with that happy half way feeling." - Podcart


"Ah, the joys of an utterly dreich and dreary Saturday in Scotland. Welcome to the summer! Or maybe not...

But not to worry. Though it might have been assumed that the miserable weather would put off interested attendees, there was an overly polite queue of eager festival-goers at the stairs of Captain’s Rest all wishing to try and catch the magisterial sweep of Blue Sky Archives during their mid-afternoon set at Captain's Rest. Their pop-inflected indie – or should that be indie-inflected pop? – captured hearts and minds despite singer Lauren Mayberry’s disarmingly lurid and amusing revelation about one song’s gross-out subject matter." - STV

"BSA - The Skinny"

"Falling into the third category are Blue Sky Archives who take advantage of there being little else on (bar a cup final) to pack out the Captain’s Rest in the late afternoon and their brand of anthemic post rock-influenced guitar styling goes down rather well in the wee box under the pub. Singer Lauren Mayberry’s easy charm certainly helps, accusing their drummer of almost delaying the gig due to watching Lady Gaga on T4 and admitting that one song is based on a disgusting tale about anal sex." - The Skinny

"BSA - List"

“Melodic post-rock and harmonious pop, like a shining light” - The List

"BSA - Clash Magazine"

“They prove a revelation, combining brooding textures with a pop sensibility that sets them apart from their Glasgow peers” - Clash Magazine

"BSA - The Scotsman"

“An uplifting, polyphonic barrage” - The Scotsman

"BSA - The Ark Magazine"

“This is a band that demands attention from anyone who cares about where the Scottish music scene is going.” - The Ark Magazine


'Triple A-Side' - [EP] 2012

'Cosplay the Hard Way' - [SINGLE] 2012

'Plural' - [EP] 2011

'Blue Sky Archives' - [EP] 2010



Blue Sky Archives are pioneering a genre called post-rock pop. Formed in 2010, the Glasgow based five-piece have emerged as one of the most interesting new Scottish bands, playing across the UK with acts like Haight Ashbury, The Primitives and Twin Atlantic as well as notable slots of Stag and Dagger, Oxjam and festivals in Europe.

They have garnered praise from a host of respected radio, as well as airplay from a range of influential voices including Steve Lamacq, Jen Long, Ally McCrae, Jim Gellatly and Vic Galloway.

In February 2012, they released a new EP, Triple A-Side, recorded at Chem 19 studios with Iain Cook (Aereogramme/The Unwinding Hours) and mastered by Kenny McLeod (Mogwai).