Ski Valley MistressLast month, those Blackburn based purveyors of Bluesy Rock N Roll, Sky Valley Mistress almost made it to Glastonbury and now they have until April the 26th to take a step towards Donnington’s Download festival.

With days to go, the threesome of Maxwell Harvey William Newsome III, Squire and vocalist  Kayley “Hell Kitten” Davies are hovering precariously at number 85 in the online vote, with only the top 100 making it through to the judged stage.

Can you spare one click to keep them in the hot 100, and give them a chance to showcase their debut EP “The Best Thing You’ve Never Heard“?

IT TAKES ONE CLICK TO VOTE
(ALTHOUGH YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY IF YOU FEEL THAT WAY INCLINED)

Need more convincing..? Here are three good reasons to click once and send Sky Valley Mistress to Donnington Park.

1. THEY’RE FROM BLACKBURN!

In fairness, my antipathy is based entirely on a bad experience at a municipal dry ski slope in the late 1990’s (which now I think of it may only be near Blackburn) but seriously, imagine the hard grind of a blues influenced rock band in Lancashire!
I jest but if you do a google image search for “Blackburn and nightclub” the picture below is what comes up!
I’m just saying it might be nice if they could leave for a few days and play the Download Festival – Have a heart and vote here.

The Ex-Millenium (there are some fantastic pictures here actually)
The Ex-Millennium nightclub (actually there are some really nice pictures if you click the pic)

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2. THEIR WILFUL DISREGARD OF COPYRIGHT LAW

A vote for Sky Valley will encourage them to create more merchandise “influenced” by well known brands.
Without this you would’t notice how much the logo for a popular German herbal liquor looks like something Leni Riefenstahl might have filmed.
VOTE HERE

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3. FREE MUSIC

The Best Thing You’ve Never Heard” sits somewhere between R.L Burnside and the Alabama Shakes and the Download festival would be blessed to have them grace their stage.
What’s more the EP is available for free download (just click Download on the player). They even provided musical nourishment to the early morning Record Store Day queue outside one of Britain’s finest music emporiums, Piccadilly Records in the form of free CD’s! (pictured below)
Listen and download two more cuts from the debut EP and then VOTE HERE.


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