We’ve had the track spinning on repeat, so hot off its release, we decided to catch up with Skyler for a run-down on some of the songs that have helped shape his sound.
Iggy Pop, The Ramones, The Breeders, and PJ Harvey: Sydney-based artist Jovi Skyler runs us through some of the tracks that helped influence his sound.
Nirvana — About A Girl
The first song I ever played live, it was after recovering from chickenpox. Anyway, I didn’t practise, was surprised that it went well in rehearsal, but there were problems with the amp when the show was on.
Sonic Youth — Bull in The Heather
I like the video clip, I thought it was peculiar, and it was the first song that introduced me to their sound.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs — Date With The Night
The song is wild and powerful — Karen O’s energy is off the charts.
Iggy Pop — I Wanna Be Your Dog
The Crow starring Brandon Lee is my favourite movie of all time, but yeah, I discovered Iggy Pop and the track from its sequel.
The White Stripes — Hardest Button to Button
It’s amazing how powerful simplicity can be.
The Breeders — Happiness is a Warm Gun
This cover of John Lennon’s song rocks more than the original.
Magic Dirt — Loveless Letter
My favourite Aussie alternative rock band.
PJ Harvey — Big Exit
I first heard the track on a compilation DVD. It was a live version — I was completely blown away.
Placebo — Pure Morning
It’s my favourite Placebo song.
Ramones — Pet Sematary
The song is taken from one of my favourite horror movies, watched Pet Sematary as a teen, then discovered the band.
Love Bite by Jovi Skyler is available now. Listen here.