July 25, 2017 |

Skies In Motion take on the A-Z challenge!

Skies In Motion take on the A-Z challenge!

July 25, 2017 |



Skies In Motion are gearing up to release new album Life Lessons on September 1st. We asked the band to take on our A-Z challenge...

A song that made you want to make music?

A hard question for us all to answer

TriviumPull Harder on The Strings Of Your Martyr or the whole of the Hybrid Theory album

Best rider you have had?

In Slovakia we got a load of beer and these vegan noodles and they were amazing. Dave got too drunk and threw most of his noodles down his front but the bits that made it into his mouth were pretty nice apparently.

Craziest moment in the band?

Supporting Killswitch Engage, just us and them. Was incredible. Dream come true.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

A song about Adams friend dying, right at the end he says: "You should've taken me".

The song Gonvena is written and performed by our guitarist Dave, it’s regarding the passing of his Mother and the struggle with cancer. “If I was lost, she was my one true North. She was the sunshine that followed storms”

Easiest song you wrote?

Ugly. Not so much easy in the technicality, but it all came out in one writing session which is rare.

Favourite song in your set?

Happy Families. Got a bit of everything for everyone, and musically it's dead fun to play.

Guest you'd most like to feature on your record?

Dave: Personally, I'd love Keith Buckley. I'm a huge Every Time I Die fan, and Keith has a very unique style of vocal, I'd love to have him guest on a track one day.

Adam: Shayley Bourget or Aaron Pauley

Dan: Dan Smith from Listener, he’s influenced both myself and Adam, not only with his music but in life in general.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Paying for things. There’s a common misconception that being in a band pays well. It's doesn't. Things are expensive. We put everything we earn into this band and work hard to make sure we are always pushing ourselves.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Dave: Dan is a photographer when he isn't in the band, and some of his photos have been published in National Geographic. He's good at everything and it's really annoying.

Adam: Dan Wheeler is Prince reincarnated

Jokes you have in the band?

We recently started calling our drummer Sandbag after I misheard someone saying "Is Sam back?". All I heard was Sandbag and it made me cry from laughter, and the name stuck. Sorry Sam. Also, Andy is triangular in shape.

Key to writing a song?

With this album we approached the writing more like we were writing pop songs rather than just riff after riff after riff. Structure really helps. Get a structure nailed, and then make your tweaks after you've laid the foundations. That's the fun part.

Longest distance you've travelled to play a show?

We drove from Derby to Hungary to play in Budapest. Took us about 30 hours. The show was incredible too, beyond worth it.