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“I Slept On The Floor” is considered a more than punishing debut for the young British band Another Sky. We frolic in a world of very varied soundscapes, resonating with the unique androgynous voice of front woman Catrin Vincent. “I Slept On The Floor” is a lyrically sharp album that makes us musically sipping touches of post-rock, dreampop, stadium rock, jazz, indie and all that we will complement after yet another listening. “Fell In Love With The City” probably includes the most hit potential, “Brave Face” the most ingenious crescendo and “Let Us Be Broken” the most catchy outburst, but don’t let that stop you from listening to the album in its entirety. These three songs lend themselves to being drawn out of the context of their album, but believe us, you experience so much more when you put I Slept On The Floor in its entirety to your ear.

It feels a bit weird given their extensive primetime Radio 1 coverage that Another Sky haven’t quite hit the dizzy heights yet. Their August released debut album ‘I Slept On The Floor’, and in particular single ‘Fell In Love With The City’, holds a special place in my heart with them being an ever-present soundtrack to my first few months living in London earlier this year and adjusting to the solitude of lockdown. When gigs are back in full flow, I’d expect their stock to skyrocket when people get to witness their beautiful post-rock anthems in the flesh. 

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South London four-piece Another Sky have a sound that just can’t be taught. Lead vocalist Catrin Vincent’s low, robust vocals ascend from the deepest pockets of her throat, resulting in a versatile vocal range that most female vocalists don’t possess. After their 2018 debut EP, Forget Yourself, and a string of recent singles (“Avalanche,” “Chillers” and “Apple Tree”), Another Sky have made a mark with their throaty, melodic indie-pop, spidery guitars and soaring choruses. They are set to appear at SXSW in Austin this year for their first American live shows.

Another Sky’s Catrin Vincent has the sort of voice – peculiar, powerful, androgynous – that’ll stop you in your tracks. It is perhaps the most striking thing about Another Sky, who also comprise drummer Max, bassist Naomi and guitarist Jack (they haven’t given their second names) – though there are plenty of other things too.

Take their single “Avalanche”, for example. Its condemnation of toxic masculinity, police brutality and violence against women, channelled through that arresting voice, is hugely affecting. Another Sky used to perform in total darkness, wishing to be anonymous. They don’t do that anymore. They’re ready to step into the light.

Music video by Another Sky performing Avalanche. © 2018 Universal Music Operations Limited

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