‘The Map That Came To Life’ by July Skies. From the 2006 album Where The Days Go. July Skies make a rare live appearance in London as special guests to Darren Hayman at The Horse Hospital on 25 May. Advance booking advisable. Tickets here.
Presenting the video for Branch Line Summers Fade – “Autumn captured along the 16 miles of restored steam railway, meandering through the Severn Valley between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.” Taken from the forthcoming Rivertones reissue of July Skies’ 2008 album ‘The Weather Clock’, available to preorder here.
Rivertones 5 is The Weather Clock, a long-playing record by July Skies. Released on vinyl on 8 April, 2016 and available to pre-order here. July Skies is: Orford Ness, lost youth, Henry Moore, pylons across fields, abandoned airfields, Avebury, endless childhood summers, forgotten England, the romance of the heavens well after closing time, Super8, countryside, […]
This gorgeous piece of music is taken from July Skies 2001 LP Dreaming of Spires, soon to be issued on 180g vinyl by the Rocket Girl label. It’s honestly impossible to overrate this record. Pre-order a copy here.
Words and pictures: Luke Turner A hallucination is a half truth, an uncanny blooming in a mind off-kilter. I was left perplexed by my May walk in Epping Forest, when the gathering twilight under the trees had triggered a vision of an abject figure to the side of a path. Who was he? I half […]