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July Skies is an / band from The Black Country, West Midlands, UK. The project started off as a one-man band in 1997, when Antony Harding bought his first guitar. In 2003 he was joined by Epic45 musicians Ben Holton and Rob Glover, who contributed to Harding’s second, third and fourth albums as well as July Skies’ live shows. Harding also contributed to the 2008 Avrocar album ‘Against the Dying of the Light’ on Make Mine Music .

July Skies have released the following since 2000:
At The Height Of Summer’ - EP
Dreaming Of Spires’ (2001) - Full-length
The English Cold’ (2004) - Full-length
Where The Days Go’ (2006) - Full-length
The Weather Clock’ (2008) - Full-length
The Weather Clock EP’ (2008) - Limited edition EP

The sound of July Skies is about… lost youth, fractured memories of the 1970’s, pylons across fields, abandoned airfields, endless childhood summers, dappled sunlight through leaves, forgotten England, the romance of the heavens well after closing time, countryside, mornings in May, ruins, faded innocence, post-war Britain, skies of all seasons, trudging coastlines, Super8, Festival of Britain 1951, memories made with a Polaroid Landcam, Henry Moore, overgrown follies, East Anglia, time spent amongst long summer grasses, kissing under motorway bridges, grey English rain filled skies, concrete precincts and tower blocks, suburbia, better days ahead, the sound of children playing faraway, old Ordnance Survey maps, lost airmen, Orford Ness, rustic charm, John Nash, playgrounds of the city, Avebury, icy mornings and clear blue skies, poppy day, a half remembered smile, “There’s no comfort in this world”, 1960’s artwork by Harry Wingfield, John Berry, Martin Aitchinson, C F Tunnicliffe, Ronald Lampitt, BST, municipal parks at dusk, love, infatuation and loss.

Probably nothing more…

Edited by Jamesismynamo on 15 Jun 2011, 00:31

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