BAND OF SKULLS SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BY DEFAULT MAY 27TH ON BMG
WATCH THE VIDEO “KILLER” AND LISTEN TO “SO GOOD” HERE
BAND SET TO PERFORM AT VICTORIA’S RIFFLANDIA FESTIVAL (SEPTEMBER 11-14)
U.K. rockers Band of Skulls will release their new album By Default May 27 on BMG, their debut with the label. The band will be performing at Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival (September 11-14) with more Canadian dates to be announced soon.
Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded in Rockfield Studios, By Default is the follow up to 2014’s Himalayan which Rolling Stone hailed as “supremely heavy” while Village Voice furthered “Cool enough for hipsters, heavy enough for metal heads, smart enough for muso snobs, Band of Skulls succeed in striking that oft-elusive aural sweet spot for fans of all stripes.”
The record came about via a conscious decision from the British trio to take a step back from their relentless worldwide touring schedule (having never spent more than a month off the road in the last 2 years) to decamp to and write songs in a Southampton Baptist Church-turned-makeshift HQ.
“We went back to square one,” says Matt Hayward. In the church—between visits from the vicar, bringing tea and biscuits on his trolley—they found the new songs in hours of woodshedding on ratty old practice amps. “It’s definitely a new era,” says Russell Marsden. “The first three records were like a trilogy, a piece of work in of themselves. We wanted to do those things, and we did them all. We took a breath, took a look at what we’d done, and started from scratch again.”
Band of Skulls is Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums).
Pre-order Band Of Skulls’ By Default HERE.