Some Skeletons – ‘Up On The Rocks’
Some Skeletons Share ‘Up On The Rocks’ Snapchat Inspired Music Video
Taken From The New Album ‘Vigils’ – Out December 4th 2015
What The Press Are Saying?!
“you’d be well advised to climb aboard before these guys truly set sail” – Rock Sound
“Some Skeletons have grand ideas, veering between epic chugging riffs and Fleet Foxes-esque harmonies…” – KERRANG!
“There’s a grassroots resurgence in actual, good, melodic hardcore and the sort of emo that makes you think of Idlewild rather than slitting your wrists… Some Skeletons, is a great example.”– Louderthanwar
Nottingham based trio, Some Skeletons have shared the Snapchat inspired music video for ‘Up On The Rocks’ – Taken from their debut album ‘Vigils’, which is to be released through Mountains Of Records on Friday 4th December 2015.
“The video came about because a few other ideas had fallen through and we needed to film something before James went away on holiday. After considering lots of terrible ideas we had to choose one of them, so decided to embarrass ourselves by performing to the song as we went about our day, and thus provide valuable insight into our specularly glamorous lives”says Aidan Blenkinsopp, guitarist of Some Skeletons. “We spent the day snapchatting each other and then assembled at James’ flat in the evening to film the opening of the snaps. Due to human error and indiscipline I had to refilm myself waking up, and Simon also had to take an impromptu morning shower at midnight. We didn’t really know what we we’re doing at the end, because that wasn’t the first beer we’d had that night.”
Some Skeletons are an emotional, melancholic alternative rock band. Drawing influences from Idlewild, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Mew, Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins and Brand New. Some Skeletons have developed a sound that not only suits the individuals in the band but a sound that is big, bold, intricate and compelling. Having formed from the ashes of Thousands of Reflections in early 2011, the group, who all met at Nottingham University, are now planning for the release of their debut album, ‘Vigils’.
Originally, Some Skeletons were formed as a quartet, but due to changes in real-life circumstances, original guitar player, Adam, had to move away from Nottingham, and thus cut his involvement with the band in early 2013. The group set about going on as a three piece and started work on the new material for ‘Vigils’. Songwriting was going well, but towards the end of 2013, James, the drummer, was knocked off his bike by a car and the incident was nearly fatal. It caused serious damage to his shoulder which meant he couldn’t drum for several months, setting the writing process for the album back by quite some time. Thankfully, he’s still around to tell the tale.
‘Vigils’ was recorded, mixed and produced at the University Of Lincoln by Luke Pickering.
It was mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Studios, Renton, Washington USA.
‘Vigils’ is available on CD and Digital Download through Mountains Of Records from Friday 4th December 2015.