Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Morcheeba, Portishead, Lee Scratch Perry, Mad Professor


band members

Chelsea Skyeater: Vox, Saxes, Keys, Melodica, Clarinet, Uke, Beats, Loops, Dubs TK Bassdread: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Loops, Dubs, Vox


Influences

Lee Scratch Perry, Radiohead, Bob Marley, Herbie Hancock, Gotye, Beck, Mad Professor, Portishead, Bjork


Unearthed artists we like

Rachel By The Stream, Bearfoot, All Is Lost, Pauly P


Website

www.skyeater.com.au

Bio

Sky Eater is the sound born of two musical warriors and their love of trip-hop and dub-reggae. Chelsea Skyeater, armed with honey vocals, her multi-instrumental artillery (Keys, Uke, Sax, Clarinet, Melodica), dubs and a loop station, crossed paths for years with TK Bassdread (Bass, Guitar and Riddims) as they toured with other projects - but in 2018 they became inseparable musical allies to bring you all that is Mermaid Trip-Hop Dub.

This well travelled pair of highly trained musicians have played music right across the globe with a range of artists at many popular festivals, including: Glastonbury (UK),
Rainbow Serpent, Woodford, Island Vibe, Earth Frequency, Kuranda Roots, Bushweek (AU), Luminate (NZ) and Wallaby Creek.

After returning from a 6 month tour around Australia Sky Eater have been collaborating on a fresh repertoire, drawing from UK born TKBassDread’s experience in dub, trip-hop and drum and bass to further enrich the serene songs and soundscape that Chelsea creates. You can usually find them performing regularly around Byron, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, however they are currently on tour in NSW, QLD and New Zealand for the release of their debut EP “Up + Down”. The second EP is due out in August 2019 and preparations are taking place to tour UK, Europe and Canada to promote its release.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

28 Jan 2019

Triple J
40

The delicacy of the dub effects used in this tune is brilliant, almost hinting towards neo-soul in the production but still holding its own. Mesmerising and elegant, The Rain is a total chiller track that I could listen to on repeat for days and still hear new things in.

The delicacy of the dub effects used in this tune is brilliant, almost hinting towards neo-soul in the production but still holding its own. Mesmerising and elegant, The Rain is a total chiller track that I could listen to on repeat for days and still hear new things in.