Indie rock band Skylights are flying high with new Leeds date

Skylights guitarist Turnbull Smith.
Skylights guitarist Turnbull Smith.

Yorkshire indie rockers Skylights have taken another step towards the big time by announcing a high-profile summer show in Leeds.

The band, whose self-funded debut single YRA was picked up by Radio 1, are playing the city centre’s Wardrobe venue on Saturday, July 27.

News of the show follows a rapturously-received gig at Leeds's Belgrave Music Hall last month.

The band's guitarist, Turnbull Smith, said: “We are taken back by the support we are receiving, the people of Leeds are getting behind us and we’re looking to pay them back with cheap ticket prices and a top-class performance."

Singer Rob Scarisbrick added: "The Belgrave Music Hall was absolutely class, we can’t wait to get on the Wardrobe stage and do what we do."

The Leeds and York-based four-piece signed a management deal with Marone Inc last year and recently confirmed a link-up with promoter Futuresound Events.

Their music has been described as a guitar-driven melodic blend of Nineties indie and punk-style attitude.