Biography

1) Skyscraper were a UK-based alternative rock band formed during 1992. The original line up consisted of Vic Kemlicz (guitar/vocals), Adi Vines (bass) and Oliver Grasset (drums). Their debut album Superstate was relased in 1995 to critical acclaim, including a KKKKK review in Kerrang!. During 1995 the band were joined by second guitarist Adam Lamprell and later by drummer Craig Adrienne who replaced Grasset in 1996.

Although the band’s music was superfically similar to the grunge style that was popular at the time, it incorporated industrial and noise rock characteristics with a melodic inventiveness and an unusual guitar style which brought the band swift attention. Despite being favourites of the UK rock press the band split after the recording of their second album Shooters in 1997.

2) Skyscraper are a powerful, spiky, new wave / post punk act from London. The 4-piece has been likened variously to Joy Divison, Talking Heads and Television amongst others and they are ‘Glastonbury Festival Unsigned’ finalists. They have been hotly tipped in the UK press and have featured on TV and Radio.

3) Skyscraper is also an alias for drum’n’bass producers Duncan Hutchinson & Nicholas Kristian Sykes a.k.a. DJ Trace & Nico.

4) Skyscraper is trance double-act Andy Bury and Rich Mowatt, better known as Solarstone. Under the Skyscraper alias they released Jabberwock and the beautiful opus The hymn in 1999. The Hymn was eventually reissued in 2006 with remixes from Duende and Adam Nickey.

Edited by BeatsAndBeyond on 29 May 2012, 10:43

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