Starry Skies have recently released new single Do It With Love, which has had a positive response and given the band much to look forward to. That and a recent Glasgow gig. With that in mind, The Fountain caught up with the band to discuss favourite venues, Do It With Love and future plans.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Do It With Love?
You never know how a new song will be received and we have been really pleased by the feedback on the new single. It has been picked as a single of the week for BBC Radio Scotland and they have it on rotation on the afternoon show for a week. A lot of other radio stations have picked it up including New York’s WMFU which is regarded as one of the coolest stations in the world apparently. Guess it is still early days though and we hope once folk see the
amazing video made by Matt Harvey at Maybank it will help get coverage.
TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence?
It’s about how there can never be too much love in the world and maybe the only way to fix many things is by giving love – even to folk who are not very nice.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?
We are out playing live as part of the Do It With Love album promo and in between times finishing off the next album, which is called Small Wonders. The band has been really lucky because pre-orders for the next record meant it recouped before we even started in the studio. Very grateful to everyone who has helped with this as it takes the
pressure off and lets us focus on delivering the best possible to everyone.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live and where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Either Kelvingrove Bandstand in Glasgow, the Cavern Club in Liverpool, or the Prague Opera Hall. But we love every place we play since performing the songs live is what it is all about and connecting with people face to face. Over the years I’ve sung at great places like the Caveau de la Huchette Club in Paris where Count Basie once played. But I also love just taking to the streets sometimes and busking in random places. Some of the all-time greats were street singers at some point so if it’s good enough for them then it’s good enough for me.
Do It With Love is out and available here