This is a friend of mine (and a fellow writer) in the United Kingdom. (Phil is the vocalist here.)
His band, Skybald, did a damn fine job with this cover of The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.”
Check it out!
Skybald released their innovative fan-shot music video today for their new single, “Kamikaze Pilots,” and it’s goddam awesome. The band’s members (including Philippe-Atherton Blenkiron, who my indie lit friends will recognize) actually recorded their parts of the song individually, out of respect for social distancing — and then likewise invited their fans to submit clips of themselves individually rocking out to it.
The result is damned cool — check it out!
Of course you would. I don’t even need to ask that.
It’s actually quite easy, given an especially creative project that the United Kingdom’s progressive alt-metal band has underway. Skybald is assembling a montage music video for their newest song, “Kamikaze Pilots,” and are inviting people to submit video clips that can be edited into it. (The song is really, truly damned great, by the way; it’s my favorite of theirs so far.)
All you need to do, if you’re interested, is query Skybald via their Facebook page right here, and they’ll send you a link to the song where you can play it for free online. Then just make a video of yourself rocking out to it and send the video to them via the same Facebook page.
“Kamikaze Pilots” is a slight departure from Skybald’s usual style. It has more of a classic rock/heavy metal feel to it than the band’s past work. It’s probably more reminiscent of metal in the 1970’s or 80’s. (Maybe it’s why this old man likes it so much.) If you happen to like it, then do check out Skybald on Spotify.
You probably should have gone outside and viewed it yourself, if you didn’t.
It was also a … Super Blood Wolf Moon, which I am sure is significant somehow. I could Google it, but it is so damned cold outside that my fingers are partially frozen, and I can hardly type this blog post.
It actually was vaguely creepy to watch; it’s easy to see why medieval folks would have freaked out about this if they didn’t know the cause.
Somebody needs to name their band “Super Blood Wolf Moon.” (Maybe I could talk those Skybald chaps into renaming themselves.) Or a child. A child would be even better.
If you are in the vicinity of Derby in the United Kingdom, then do stop in to The Hairy Dog around 7 PM on December 23rd for some Metal Xmas Mayhem. Among the featured bands will be none other than Skybald — which a lot of folks in the indie lit community will recognize as that of Philippe Atherton-Blenkiron.
The event’s details are featured in the poster below; for more information on Skybald, check out the band’s Facebook page.