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The April Skies


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There are two bands that share this name:

1. The April Skies - Bergen, Norway

In the world of indie pop one worships ones idols as if they were gods, and The April Skies from Bergen, Norway are indie in the most positive meaning of the word. They pay tribute to, refer to and honour their idols. They christen the band after a song by The Jesus & Mary Chain, they record the single “Three Minute Singles” and decorate the sleeve with 25 record covers – their favourites, their influences – everything from Joy Division, The Smiths, The Beach Boys to The Stone Roses. For them, pop music is nothing short of religion. And religion must be preached. Loudly and clearly.

“Rise & Rise Again” could have been the song that The Go-Betweens never wrote, while “Three Minute Singles” is the final link between C-86 and Bruce Springsteen. “Three minute singles on seven inch vinyl, oh yeah, taught us more than we will ever know”, sings Alexander Unhjem.

2. The April Skies - Hershey, PA (Trademark owners)

The April Skies are an indie/pop/rock band from Hershey, PA. Formed in 1988, the band takes their name from the classic Jesus and Mary Chain song. Fresh out of high school, the band gained notoriety in the early 90’s playing some of the biggest clubs up and down the East coast like CBGBs, 9:30 club, Chameleon Club, Maxwell’s in Hoboken and many more. The April Skies have been at it a long time and the longevity has paid off, they have shared the stage with some fantastic bands such as Live, The Innocence Mission, The Hold Steady and The Lemonheads and have had the pleasure of working with industry luminaries like producer Mitch Easter (R.


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