Interview – Skylights

Skylights are a band based in our very own town of York! I recently checked out their track, Nothing Left To Say, and knew I had to speak to them, especially as they’re local lads! They’ve got some gigs lined up soon, so make sure you head down to see them if you like what you read! This interview is with Phil Morris.

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a song titled Nothing Left To Say, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about this song and where can it be purchased?

Nothing Left To Say is a very old song, I remember sitting in my bedroom at my parents house writing the song in my old bedroom, it’s am emotional song about being desperate. I must have been having a bad day! I’m really proud it’s been heard by so many people. It’s available on our debut album WHAT YOU ARE.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

We were on a roll just as lockdown hit, but the extra family time and having the pressure off from playing gigs didn’t make it to difficult to take.

Are there any plans to release an album or EP anytime soon?

We’ve just released WHAT YOU ARE and have 2 tracks ready to roll!

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

Yes we have 2 songs ready to go. One is a huge banger and one’s a singalong anthem!

You’re based in our very own city of York! What are your thoughts on the music scene in the city at the moment?

There’s lots of great starter venues but we really could do with a 500 – 1000 capacity venue for bands wanting to climb the ladder.

I heard quite a few influences in your sound, including alt rock, Britpop and indie rock. What/who influences you most as artists?

We all have different influences, but for my songwriting it’s the Cult, Stone Roses and maybe Feeder.

What have you been listening to recently?

The Enemy.

You’re performing at the O2 Academy in Leeds soon! How does it feel to be performing at such a big venue?

It feels great but the extra pressure to promote is difficult especially when times are so tough for people with fuel and energy prices are so high!

Being a York band, do you have any tour dates lined up in York anytime soon?

Not at the moment.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

We’re going to blow you away with anthemic bangers that will make you feel great!

Any last words for the fans?

Thanks for all your support, we couldn’t do it without you.