I first heard Leeds, UK trio Sky Larkin's "Keepsakes" on a Indie MP3 compilation two or three years ago and have been keeping an ear out ever since. We're talking a pretty straightforward '90s-ish indie sound (they remind me of Madder Rose if you remember them) but the songwriting is great with a nice sense of humor, and Katie Harkin's got an appealing voice.
The band have been a bit pokey in releasing material since then -- two great singles ("Molten" and "One of Two") and an EP of covers -- but the band recently spent a month or so recording their debut LP in Seattle with John Goodmanson (The Long Winters, Sleater-Kinney). As far as I know the band didn't play one show while in Seattle but Sky Larkin are coming to NYC next month where they'll be playing Piano's on August 13. I would have to imagine they'll make the most of the trip and book additional shows (Skippy, they need to play Union Hall) but you might want to clear space on your calendar now.
UPDATE: Ask and ye shall receive. Sky Larkin play Union Hall on August 14. Next time I'm going to ask for something bigger.
MP3: Sky Larkin - Molten
And a couple videos:
"One of Two"