It’s finally here – the album of the summer, that maybe you didn’t know you were waiting for, but the wait was still worth it. Skytone releases their second album, the stunning “Shining Over You”, out now. This is an album of Grand Beauty, Soaring Harmonies and Elegant Melodies, and I’m probably still not doing it justice. Now I know you have heard all this before, but please don’t believe me, just check out some tracks from the new album on their widget below. “We Are One” is the first single, but it doesn’t come close to telling the whole story so also check out my favourites “One Fine Day” and “Like A Rolling Stone”, “Rat Race” and you will start to get a better picture of the majestic grandeur that I hint at.
“Skytone are probably the only Ottawa band – maybe the only Canadian band – producing power-pop this melodic, structured and free from pretension.“ (Stuart Trew)
“Its almost as if watching Autumn being made into music in front of your own eyes. The heavy tone doesn’t detract instead it creates a strong stone with plenty of potential.” – http://canyouhearthis.co.uk
“Meloncholic Jangle Pop” – Jigsaw Records
“Brothers Rodney and Darius should really teach a class on melodic sensibility. I swear that it’s been a long, long time since I’ve heard music sound this smooth.” – It’s Not The Band I Hate It’s Their Fans Blog.
A nice ten track collection, this is a solid collection of pop-rock tunes, with nods to turn of the eighties punk and powerpop, The Beatles and Weller. All good then. Skytone consists of two brothers, with great natural harmonies. It’s down to the songs though and the pair nail it time and time again. – www.sandiegotroubadour.com
One thing the band excels in are group vocals, and if there’s one thing I love more than anything it’s group vocals. Their vocals are somewhat like Yukon Blonde and occasionally like the Beatles. They usually put their vocals to good use.- http://glasspaperweight.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/review-shining-over-you-skytone/
Regardless of what people say, the best way to find out if you will enjoy their music is to judge for yourself by giving them a listen. Enjoy!
Skytone official website
Shining Over You