Listen Now
Go Unlimited
Start your 30-day free trial
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can play 50 million songs, thousands of playlists and ad-free stations including new releases. Learn More
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (UK).

£28.52 + £1.26 delivery
Only 1 left in stock. Sold by vsmusic_com_us
+ £1.26 delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Tala CDs
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: ALL PRODUCTS GRADED FOR QUALITY. Shipped from UK next day. Outer or paperwork may show sign of use but disc plays perfectly.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £9.99

The Golden Spike

4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

Price: £28.52
See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Amazon Music
The Golden Spike Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, CD, 9 Feb 2009
£10.12 £0.58
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by vsmusic_com_us.
Buy a CD or Vinyl record and get 90 days free Amazon Music Unlimited
With the purchase of a CD or Vinyl record dispatched from and sold by Amazon, you get 90 days free access to the Amazon Music Unlimited Individual plan. After your purchase, you will receive an email with further information. Terms and Conditions apply. Learn more.

Product details

  • Audio CD (9 Feb. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Polydor Group
  • ASIN: B001M5S5AE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  Vinyl |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 306,197 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Product description

Sky Larkin - The Golden Spike

BBC Review

Leeds has a chequered musical history - for every Kaiser Chiefs and Corinne Bailey Rae there are hundreds of frustrated failures. The Golden Spike may sound more like a Phillip Pullman novel than a hit album, but something just feels right about Leeds band Sky Larkin's debut from start to finish.

There's a familiar, comforting vibe to their music right from the word go on album opener Fossil, I. The exact magic's difficult to pinpoint - maybe it's the perfect mix of indie-pop, or lead singer Katie Harkin's vocal style?

She is a mish-mash of The Ting Tings' Katie, Republica's Saffron, Kay from Letters To Cleo, Evanescence's Amy, Paramore's Hayley - in a nutshell, some of the leading female vocalists from the last ten years of the genre. And that's without the strong hints of Bjork.

There's no slouching from the two males in this trio though - with varied and vibrant backing that's drum heavy on some tracks, and bursting with guitar riffs on others. And Sky Larkin appreciate the value of leaving us wanting more - Fossil, I clocks in at a gnat's sneeze over 2 minutes.

Pica's catchy lyrics (''I'm eating all his coal because I'm trying to make a diamond'') will have you humming along even if they're too fast for you to match. One Of Two is just a great song, plain and simple. Who knows what inspired Matador's bizarre words, but the awesome melody means you don't need to care.

The band are certainly kicking off this year as they mean to go on - unleashing a brilliant debut produced by the man who steered Death Cab For Cutie to success and bagging a headline slot on Radio 1 star Huw Stephens' Introducing tour. Looks like 2009's gonna be golden for Sky Larkin. --Sophie Bruce

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

2 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

29 November 2010
Format: Audio CD
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
10 February 2009
Format: Audio CD
9 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Most helpful customer reviews on 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 reviews
4.0 out of 5 starsRockin' indie music - ones to watch
21 March 2010 - Published on