Band Of Skulls
“Glam, dangerous and just a bit kinky” – NME
“Skuzz-blues brilliance” – The Fly
“Gorgeous keening melodies” – The Guardian
Band Of Skulls released their debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, on September 21st 2009 through You Are Here. The album, preceded by the single, ‘Death by Diamonds and Pearls’ has received a great reception across the press, radio on online media.
The three members of Band Of Skulls, Russell Marsden (guitar & vocals), Emma Richardson (bass & vocals) & Matt Hayward (drums), first met at college and quickly discovered that having two lead singers and three songwriters in a band was always going to present unlimited possibilities.
The band quickly established themselves in both the music and art community with a series of culturally inspired club nights in Southampton, London and further a field in Moscow & Tokyo.
The album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey was produced, recorded and mixed by Ian Davenport (Supergrass, Badly Drawn Boy) and mixed at the legendary House of Blues studio in Los Angeles and perfectly captures the band’s aptitude for heartbreaking duets and sun-kissed, Wall of Sound harmonies.
The band previously scored an iTunes ‘Single Of The Week’ with the track I Know What I Am, which was downloaded by over 400,000 music fans worldwide earlier this year - an unprecedented success for a previously unknown band.
This summer has seen the band receive glowing reviews for their live show, most notably at Suffolk’s Latitude Festival, where they were the pick of the Guardian’s ‘Must See’ new bands.
Fresh from playing a string of UK dates, including supports to Wolfmother, Reverend & The Makers, Club NME & NME Radio club nights at Koko, Guildford and Sheffield universities, the band are currently supporting the release of the Twilight ‘New Moon’ soundtrack – which features the Band Of Skulls song - ‘Friends’ They have also been invited to perform several tracks at the film’s premiere in November- another huge result for a little-known band.
In the US, the band are starting to make a real impact across the country, with support from KCRW, KROQ, Fuse TV, as well as a rapturously received Lollapalooza performance. The band will be heading out on tour in November with Canadian band, Metric, before returning to Europe for dates in France, Germany, Spain and The Netherlands, as well as a full UK tour.
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