Built upon the foundation of an aggressive kick-ass rhythm section, with searing, bluesy guitar work, and impressively solid vocals, Skyline's original material hints at classic and current influences, from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Janis Joplin to Soundgarden, Wolfmother, and Rival Sons.
"Skyline is Pearl Turner on Lead Vocals, Nate West on Lead Guitar, Maxx Mercer on Drums, and Lucas Ray on Bass. Founding members Maxx and Nate have been making music together in various band combinations since their even more youthful Rock Camp days in 2012. With the eventual addition of Pearl Turner (vocals) and Asher Evans (bass) in 2014, these combined forces created the perfect chemistry. With the departure of Asher in 2016, the band has recently added Lucas Wayne Ray to shake the earth on the bass guitar.
The name Skyline was brought to the band by Nate before the addition of Pearl and Asher, and it just clicked. Nate and Maxx knew their band was going to be way different than anything they'd done before. The name needed to be as straight forward, to the point, kick ass, and real as the music was. One word. Skyline. The band name conjures the image of the familiar and ever-growing skyline of an iconic music town, but also points toward a very bright horizon."
"Skyline's original material hints at classic and current influences, from Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Janis Joplin to Soundgarden, Wolfmother, and Rival Sons. Most of Skyline's songs come from jamming together, and when a group of people can come together so naturally and fluidly and draw from such a wide spectrum of influences, you find something that works, and works well."
On Being An Independent Band
"The hardest part of being an independent artist is building a fan base. The writing comes naturally as a band, and performing is like riding a badass bicycle. The hard part is getting people to come back. As an independent artist you don't always get to perform in front of the most enthusiast crowds. You could have a fantastic set and still not get any fans, just because people aren't interested. But as an independent artist, we go to every single one of our shows with the mindset that we have worked so hard to put on the best show we possibly can, and people are starting to notice. Especially since we are a bit younger.
Skyline is a group of young, hard working musicians that love to play music together. You take that and add the power and groove of rock and roll.. That's what we are about."
"Skylines music consists of many different themes and moods. We feel like there are no restrictions on what we can talk about. It could be anything one of us feels or hears about or experiences. If it is something that needs to be heard or just something we need to get off our chest, then it becomes a song."
On Best Performances and Favorite Track
"We were very excited to be one of the first confirmed Official Artists of this past SXSW (March 2016).
Growing up in Austin, all of us would look forward to seeing bands play during SXSW every year. We performed in 2014 and 2015 but as unofficial artists, so being able to go into 2016 as Official Artists with our first full length record in our back pockets was pretty awesome."
"If we had to pick one Skyline song to put in a time capsule set to be open 100 years from now (2116), it would be "Drag Down" because it starts our record in such a punchy, in your face manner, thay we like to think that our ancestors will open it and think "...holy s**t, these guys rocked..."