The Sky Blues
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The Sky Blues

Perth, Western Australia, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2016

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Established on Jan, 2016
Band Folk Indie




"'salt (extended version)' Music Video Premiere"

Perth indie-rock outfit The Sky Blues have made a bold statement about their sound with the release of charming single Salt and its quirky music video.

The tune is one-half of double a-side Salt/Sand and sees a powerful juxtaposition between folk instrumentation and haunting melodies; The Sky Blues has swiftly honed in on a winning sound after only a short time in the game.

The accompanying film clip was shot by Sydney artist Mehmet Mevlütoğlu on the NSW coast with nothing more than an old tape camcorder.

You won’t see any launch shows in the near future, though, as the band hold up in a Chateau in the south of France already working on new material.

Keep an eye on theGuide for any gig announcements. You can download Salt/Sand via the band's Bandcamp. - The Music


Still working on that hot first release.



The Sky Blues are an indie-folk band from Perth, Australia. Drawing influences from some of the saddest names in the business, The Sky Blues have been likened to the crushing lyrics and haunting melodies of Keaton Henson/Julien Baker, but with the intricate folk guitar and soundscape production of Fleet Foxes/Bon Iver.


Emerging from the long nights and crammed bedroom recordings of the Treehouses - 'Extended Family' project, The Sky Blues aim to create thoughtful tunes driven by analogue sounds that combine powerful textures with unmatched lyrical honesty.


A three-track demo was released on Bandcamp and Triple J Unearthed in June 2016 to favourable reviews and consolidated through a number of special live performances – as an acoustic duo at the Newtown Hotel in Sydney, and as a full band with additional contributing members at home in Perth.

The Sky Blues have maintained a consistent musical output since their inception by sharing five live acoustic videos across three separate sessions in Fremantle, Perth and Sydney respectively (which can be seen on YouTube below).


The Sky Blues just released a single entitled ‘Outskirts’, filmed live as a four piece on guitarist Ethan’s front veranda -how very Australian- in order to continue to establish their position as a versatile band worth watching.  

The ‘salt//sand’ release that the Sky Blues have been working on marks the boldest step in the direction of a trademark, identifiable sound for the band. The double A-Side release will feature firstly ‘salt’, a moody yet groovy examination of the process of crying – “salt doesn’t stick, but it stings, pulls the strings, tells us we’re only here for the days when we want it”. An extended ambient passage entitled ‘//’ will bridge the gap between the two songs, providing a moment of peaceful contemplation before the aching, glassy tone of second single ‘sand’ begins. This song picks up where ‘salt’ left off – deeply honest, this powerful tune juxtaposes the experience of being alone at a beach with a tortured description of someone, “you’re the type of sand that sticks to dry skin”. The song ‘sand’ builds slowly and surely, culminating in a textured climax of vocal layers and pounding instrumentation.

The Sky Blues are currently writing and recording new music in a Chateau in the south of France (you heard it), already working passionately on a follow up to ‘Outskirts’ and ‘salt//sand’.

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