Piskie Sits hail from Wakefield, West Yorkshire and were formed sometime around christmas 2004 amidst a rising scene of pre-fab brit-school/tabloid oriented indie pop. Rather than riding the wave of the chart friendly New-Yorkshire scene, the boys crafted their own brand of alt-american-rock taking influence from such early luminaries as Pavement, Sonic Youth, The Smashing Pumpkins, plus latter day saints The National, The Strokes, Blur and many others. The band quickly gravitated from local venue to local venue, occasionally stepping out from the Wakefield/Leeds scene, securring a loyal fanbase along the way. It was whilst cutting their teeth in the numerous venues about town that frontman Craig Hale developed his unique song writing skills and the band harnessed their own americana-influenced take on the current rock scene.
Fast forward a few months and the band had spewed out several self financed EP's eventually attracting the attention of Leeds based label Wrath Records who went on to release debut single 'Props' as part of their Super Sevens singles club series, eventually culminating in the release of second single 'What is the Point?' and the bands first Long Player, 'The Secret Sickliness' in 2007. The band followed the release with live appearances up and down the country, including spots at national festivals and valuable airplay on independent and major radio stations alike, not forgetting their appearance at 2007's Leeds Festival and treading the boards at Maida Vale Studios for BBC6 Music.
Hale's songwiriting continued to garner momentum as displayed on the 2008 split 'Dogs are faithful, cats are clever' EP with fellow Wakefield stalwarts The Spills, whilst sporadic lineup changes kept the band on their toes as they continued to refine their slacker pop onslaught into a far more concise sound. Rejuvinated, the band went back into the studio in 2009 and cut the single 'Churp Churp', eventually released in March 2010 on local label Louder Than Bombs, garnering airplay on Huw Stephen's Radio 1 show and receiving positive reviews all round. Following that with 'The Way I'd Like To Go' EP, released on Philophobia Music, demonstrates a band continually redefining their sound as they continute to mature and evolve whilst retaining their own original slacker pop sensibilities in a time when quantised electro and concieved indie pop bands continue to hold sway with an everchanging listenership and a unit-shifting obsessed industry.