Named with the Austin skyline in mind, local rock band Skyline’s latest release Good Days is a ten song LP that will get locals excited for another up-and-coming band that absolutely rocks.
Formed in Austin in 2012, the band has been gaining an international following, particularly in the U.K. The band will also appear in the upcoming music documentary Music On the Road, which focuses on music genres throughout the country. Naturally, the directors spent significant time in Austin, even if our status as “Live Music Capital of the World” is in question of late.
Opening with the song “Drag Down,” front woman Pearl Turner’s fearless and punchy vocals remind of us such acts as Janis Joplin, Wolfmother, and Rival Sons. Her voice is just the tip of the spear for the hard-hitting rock act, too. They follow it with “Dr. House,” a song that really showcases the band’s sound, with guitarist Nate West playing an indelible hook that will get stuck in your head.
“Home,” another track worth discussing, is a bouncy anthem that embodies the image of tough female vocalist. It’s as if Skyline is giving women in the music industry a not-so-subtle push to get up on stage and perform without fear of failure or rejection.
By the time Good Days closes with the cut “White Dress,” an unusually strong finale, most listeners will understand why Skyline’s following just seems to keep growing. If this is any indication of where they are headed, you’re guaranteed to hear more of Skyline in the years to come.
You can purchase Good Days at Waterloo Records. Click on the image above to give it a listen on Spotify first.
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