Skyscraper (band)

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Origin United Kingdom
Years active 1992–1997
Labels Incoherent/Food Records
Scared Hitless
Dynosupreme Records
Associated acts Swervedriver
Past members

Vic Kemlicz (guitar, vocals)
Adam Lamprell (guitar)
Adi Vines (bass guitar)
Craig Coggle(drums)

Bernhard Hoetzl (drums)
Oliver Grassett (drums)

Skyscraper was a UK-based rock band formed during 1992. The original line up consisted of Vic Kemlicz (guitar/vocals) previously of the Camden band Milk, ex-Swervedriver bass guitarist Adi Vines and drummer Oliver Grasset, formerly of the band Pitchfork Skyscraper. From time to time Skyscraper also employed the services of guitarist Fuzz (formerly of Silverfish) to fill out the live sound until the arrival of guitarist Adam Lamprell, previously from the London band The Scissormen, in 1995. Drummer Craig Coggle joined the band in 1996.

Although the band's music was superficially similar to the grunge style that was popular at the time, it contained a melodic inventiveness and a characteristically unusual guitar style which brought the band swift attention. Despite being favourites of the UK rock press, the band split after the recording of their second album, Shooters, in 1997.[citation needed]



  • Choke (Incoherent 1993)
  • Lovesick (Incoherent 1993)
  • Man Made Hell (Food 1994)
  • Never Again (Scared Hitless 1995)
  • Petrified (Dynosupreme 1996)


  • Superstate (Dynosupreme 1995)
  • Shooters (Dynosupreme 1997)

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