July Skies

JULY SKIES is a West Midlands based recording project begun by Antony Harding in 1997. In 2008 the band released their British landscape LP from 2008 entitled ‘The Weather Clock’. A lost guitar–led, harmonic-ambient gem, it’s less a hauntological delve into the British psyche and more a bleached out mid-summer’s daydream much like Felt’s ‘Train Above The City’ – something akin to a transportational meditation on the British countryside soundtracked by Vini Reilly and viewed from a perfect horizontal hillside vantage point. In April 2016, Rivertones (the phonographic arm of Nature and culture website Caught by the River) will reissued ‘The weather Clock’ for the first time on vinyl. July Skies has regrouped as a five-piece band with members of epic45 and have been spending time recording the fifth LP ‘A Day In The Country’. July Skies is: Orford Ness, lost youth, Henry Moore, pylons across fields, abandoned airfields, Avebury, endless childhood summers, forgotten England, the romance of the heavens well after closing time, Super8, countryside, mornings in May, ruins, faded innocence, post-war Britain, skies of all seasons, trudging coastlines, Festival of Britain 1951, memories made with a Polaroid Landcam 103, overgrown follies, East Anglia, concrete precincts and tower blocks, suburbia, old Ordnance Survey maps, lost airmen, rustic charm, John Nash, poppy day, a half remembered smile, BST, municipal parks at dusk, love, infatuation and loss.