It was overdue: Another Sky from London are the first band of the Generation Fridays For Future/Brexit/Black Lives Matter generation to get a contract with a major label and use this platform to make their views heard - just like the folkbards of the American civil rights movement and the punk rockers of the 70s did: They serve up protest music for the army of the young frustrated
The debut "I Slept On The Floor" evokes a better world and a society with more empathy and tolerance: "I love that this generation is able to talk so openly about problems", singer Catrin Vincent confesses. "This throws light on all the things we have to face. And I think today's youth are faced with the most difficult task there is - namely to cope with climate change and the rapid rise in mental illness among politicians. Another
Sky, a quartet of former music students from London's Goldsmiths University, are turning these demands for fundamental change into songs. To glowing manifestos against police violence, racism, homophobia and nationalism - not only, but especially in the Kingdom of Fish'n'Chips
British record companies, but also local media, have long been too busy - they ignored the band for almost three years. And in the social media, Another Sky have received fierce criticism and nasty insults. Tenor: Pop music and politics did not belong together. But Catrin sees it differently. "It's all about holding a mirror up to society's face. That's all I've ever tried," says the idealistic young lady. "I know I may not be able to change the world through music, but I'm trying - and there's something cathartic about it."