Perfect Blue Sky to release new single “Astronaut” on October 20th 2017

Perfect Blue Sky Astronaut single cover
The single to be released on October 20th, 2017, and is taken from the new album, “The Eye of Tilos”. The video was filmed in July by award winning fine arts photographer Mikaela Holmberg in Finland.

Following the success of their recent UK radio tour, Perfect Blue Sky has a nationwide UK tour planned for November 2017.

The “Astronaut” video can be viewed below.

1. Astronaut (2.52)
2. Wasteland (3.51)

Perfect Blue Sky is a highly anticipated collaboration and multinational band featuring one of the founding members of the Swedish metal act Netherbird, Pontus (Pna) Andersson and female solo rock vocalist Jane Kitto from Australia. With the uninhibited vibes of 60/70's Psychedelic Classic Rock, Perfect Blue Sky (Swe/Aus) infuses the listener with imagination and spirit.

Andersson and Kitto formed Perfect Blue Sky in 2014 drawing together a cadre of well-known guest-musicians who share a love of classic rock and features performances by Jerry Donahue (US Guitarist for the Proclaimers, Fairport Convention, Hellacasters) on bonus tracks “Portrait of Love”, as well as Big Brother Holding Company drummer Dave Getz on “Head in the Clouds”. Also newcomer to the line-up is Frenchman Frank Bessard on drums (Joe Satriani, Stanley Clarke), as well as keyboardist Danny Oakhill (Aus).

Andersson is co-founder of leading Swedish metal band Netherbird, who have released 8 studios albums to date. As well as songwriting and performing, he is a highly ranked sound engineer who has worked on productions featuring Ed Sheeran, Martha Wainwright, I Blame Coco, Icona Pop, Salif Keita, Fu Manchu, Charli XCX, and Sonic Youth.

Australian rock artist Kitto has performed in 34 countries, including Belarus, Tahiti, and at the North Pole! She was first signed to Mushroom Records (Kylie Minogue), and features in Australia's Who's Who of Rock & Roll. Whilst playing in Sydney in 1994, she was discovered by Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers, who encouraged her to move to LA. There she supported Sheryl Crow at The Roxy, and performed at the Whisky a Go Go with Teddy Andreadis (Slash's Snakepit) and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers). She has also appeared at the infamous CBGB in New York.

In 2006 Kitto toured the UK and Scandinavia as lead vocalist for Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. Now based in Sweden, she has shared the stage with Dionne Warwick and Status Quo, and performed on live TV from the Prince's Palace of Monaco.

Together Andersson and Kitto have supported Pete Doherty and Tony Joe White. Their influences include Led Zeppelin, Wishbone Ash and Pink Floyd, and their sound and partnership has been likened to a current day Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks!

“The Eye of Tilos” is a warm analogue recording reminiscent of the late 60's or 70's. Released also on vinyl along with CD and all digital formats. Perfect Blues Sky's visual stage production is created from warm earthy colours, flowers and rugs, backdrops and stage along with incense and materials and accompanying hand painted guitars etc. Nothing spared for the arty stuff. All lyrics are true reflections, tributes and observations written by both Andersson and Kitto. The album title evolved after a magical visit to the Greek Isle of Tilos, where many of the lyrics are inspired.