Monday Memos: Altered Sky, the band that will soon become your new summer musical obession!!!
Hello people of the internet!!! Do you like amazing bands like Paramore, We Are The In Crowd, and Tonight Alive?!? Then get ready to meet your new favorite band Altered Sky. If this band doesn’t sound familiar now, this will change VERY soon. Although Altered Sky has been compared to numerous great bands, they have been able to separate themselves from the rest through their artistry and meticulous hard work. So if you want to learn all about the band that will soon take over the music industry, please read on.
Altered Sky is a 5 piece band from Glasgow, Scotland. They formed in 2010, and in the past few years have made great strides in the industry. The band includes: Ana Nowosielska (vocals), Amy Blair (drums/backing vocals), Neil Ramsay (guitar), Richard Passe (guitar), and Ross Archibald (bass). Altered Sky played in numerous ventures throughout Europe, such as: Edinburgh’s Picture House (in Edinburgh, UK), headlining gigs at the 100 Club (in London), and Camden Barfly (in London). They have also opened for bands such as American pop/punk group We Are The In Crowd. Altered Sky released their first single ‘Apple Tree’ on November 14th, 2010 through the music sharing website ‘Bandcamp’. The official music video for ‘Apple Tree’ was released on February 4th, 2011 on YouTube. They released their first EP ‘In This World’ on July 15th, 2011 also through ‘Bandcamp’. The band released an official music video for the track ‘I Know You Know’ on July 7th, 2013 on YouTube. The ‘I Know You Know’ music video was also featured on the rock music website ‘Kerrang!’ and various TV music channels. On March 16th, 2014 Altered Sky dropped their debut EP ‘Stop and Live’. The EP was recorded in Cardiff’s famous Longwave Studios, and was produced by Romesh Dodangoda (who has previously worked with the bands: Motorhead, Kids In Glass Houses, and Funeral For A Friend). Altered Sky released their official music video for their track ‘Where I Belong’ December 23rd, 2013 through their official VEVO YouTube channel.
Now that you all know everything about Altered Sky, let’s get into the music! Yay! The band’s first track ‘Apple Tree’ is a song that I really loved, because it gives Altered Sky a great introduction to fans. The track has a very 90s rock vibe, (think in the lane of Papa Roach and Blink-182) infused with a modern punk/rock sound. The music video opens with a guy and his girlfriend sitting together at a restaurant. They then leave the restaurant and do walk together through the snow holding hands. The guy then goes to a bar and flirts with a girl there. He is at a table holding the bar girl’s hand, but his girlfriend sees him. The bar girl sees realizes that he already has a girlfriend and walks off. At the end of the video, the guy and his girlfriend meet at the same restaurant that they were in the opening scene, and she breaks up with him. The next music video that they released was for a track entitled ‘I Know You Know’. The song has a very punk sound that keeps with the vibe that Alternative Sky fans have come to love. The video shows the band performing, as they would in a concert setting. The lighting in the video is very dim, except for lights in the back of the stage, which adds a cool edgy effect to the video. This use of lighting really sets this video apart from your typical music video (which once again shows how much Alternative Sky prides themselves on their originality). On the back of the stage, the lights illuminate these really cool flowing sheets which just brings the entire staging together, and really flows with the cool, edgy vibe of the video. Alternative Sky’s latest video is for the track ‘Where I belong’. This is a very energetic song, which is definitely one to have in you “rocking out” playlist for the summer. In the video, the lead singer awakens in a bed hung from a tree by ropes. In another scene she is dressed like little red riding hood, while walking with a teddy bear. She then drops the bear and it becomes life-sized. The bear then becomes small again and, she runs with it through the woods while several other fairytale figures emerge. They then jump around with balloons surrounding them for a while, and in one of the later scenes, the ropes holding her bed break and she then wakes up in her room and discovers it was all a dream.
So as you can see, Altered Sky definitely has the talent, ambition, and artistry to go far in the music industry. . I anticipate big things for this band in the future, and am anxious to see how their artistry grows as the years pass. I also anticipate that Altered Sky’s dedicated fan base will continue to grow, and thus give the band many more opportunities in the future. If you aren’t a fan of Altered Sky yet, then I only have 1 thing to say to you…what are you waiting for!?! If you give this band a minute of your time, then I promise that your ears will thank you…your wallet might not like you so much, but why let that get in the way of awesome music!
Keep up with Altered Sky!!!
YouTube: Altered Sky
VEVO YouTube Channel: AlteredSkyVEVO
Twitter: Altered Sky (AlteredSky) on Twitter
Facebook: AlteredSky | Facebook
Website: Altered Sky
Bandcamp: Altered Sky Bandcamp
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