California Snow Story
David Skirving began California Snow Story in 2001 after leaving Scottish band Camera Obscura. David was a founder member and original guitarist of Camera Obscura and he gave the band their name. He wrote four songs on their debut mini-album Rare UK Bird and guitar parts for their album Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi.
California Snow Story first released music on Shelflife Records in the US in 2002 (One Good Summer EP) and released their first album Close to the Ocean in the UK and the Philippines in 2007. This album was the first release to feature vocalist Sandra Belda Martínez from Spain and keyboard player Madoka Fukushima from Japan. Except for the occasional live show, the band went on hiatus due to other commitments and living in different countries. California Snow Story continued to attract a following and gradually began working on a follow up album.
The album Some Other Places was released in May 2016 on Shelflife Records and the Rallye Label (Japan). It features the same core members but also has guest vocals from occasional collaborator Melanie Whittle from the Hermit Crabs and Lupe Núñez-Fernández from Pipas / Amor De Diaz. Edit this biography
One Good Summer EP