Sarah Buxton, Kate York, Daniel Tashian, and Ian Fitchuk formed their quartet, Skyline Motel, in 2012 to create music on their own terms. Now, nearly two years later, the band has released their first EP. With a nod as much to Fleetwood Mac as to Nashville, it's truly great engaging songwriting from four very talented artists.
“Most of the singers in the band have been through the ringer with the label world and the music business in general,” said York to Music Row. “So the idea behind this whole project was just to make music for fun and on our terms. It has been nothing but fun since we started.”
“Skyline Motel started out as an idea that Kate had and would not let go!” Buxton teased.
“Years ago Daniel and I talked about how much we wanted to be in a Fleetwood Mac type band,” said York. “The idea for Skyline Motel came after meeting Sarah and turning in a song to my publisher, Carla Wallace, who said, ‘Who is this? Stevie Nicks and Christy McVie?’”
Buxton had a couple of mid-level hits of her own with "Space" and "Outside My Window," wrote "Stupid Boy" and "Put You In a Song" for Keith Urban and is the lovely vocals behind David Nail on "Let It Rain." York has released three independent albums and has worked as an engineer and songwriter for over a decade in Nashville. Tashian has been a staff writer for Universal Music, Windswept Pacific/ Bug and is currently published by Big Yellow Dog Music in Nashville TN. He was signed as an artist for Elektra records in the late 90′s and made one major label LP with T. Bone Burnett. Futchuk is another longtime Nashville grinder acting as a producer, writer, songwriter and musician for many years in town.
Skyline Motel EP Track Listing:
1. Language of Love
2. Skyline Motel
3. Sleep With Me
4. Feel Like Singing
5. Not About You
You can follow the band on Twitter at @skylinemotel