july skies is a west midlands (uk) based recording project commenced by antony harding in 1997, who has released four albums and two eps since 2000 on the rocket girl and make mine music labels. july skies is heavily inspired by faded innocence and lost times and attempt to capture this through music and design. the project is often assisted by long time collaborators benjamin t holton and robert glover from the band epic45 and timothy parkes. july skies has received support from the late john peel and rob da bank of bbc radio1, verity sharp of bbc radio3, stuart maconie on bbc radio6, bbc bristol and chillfm.