Sykes would take the stage late afternoon in Nashville. I’ll admit I was just walking through when they took the stage and I hear their singer Julia say “Hi, we’re from London”. Well, for an unsigned band to take the leap of faith and travel this far to play Warped Tour I felt I owed them my time to listen and find out what they were about.
I’ll be honest this is not music I’d personally put on in my truck while traveling down the road but I respect the Sykes stage show. For a young three piece I felt they performed well and better than my preconceived notions.
There is something to be said about a independent alterative music. It’s wrapped into the fabric of our musical culture. Where many bands lack substance I felt Sykes had not only a great sound to offer but also had something to say to go along with the music.