Thursday, 4 March 2010

Band of Skulls

Good, Bad, Ugly?

Haven't heard enough yet, but what i have heard is pretty dam Rockin!! "I Know What i Am" from their album "Baby Darling Doll Face Honey" is due for release in the UK on March 15th and is in my opinion an absolute anthem, think white stripes with a bassist. On Lead Guitar and vocals we have Russell Marsden, If you tilt your head slightly to the left and squint he looks slightly similar to the late great Kurt Cobain, On Bass and Vocals welcome to the stage Emma Richardson, looking a little like Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs but without the wacky outfits, And last but not least i give you Matthew Hayward on drums looking a lot like Matthew Hayward. Legend has it that the trio first met at college where they fancied the unlimited possibilities of having two lead singers and three songwriters together in one orgy of a rock fest. Not only are they on a cosmic journey through time, space and other odd words that pop into my head to establish themselves in the music industry but they have also been known to dabble in the fine arts with all of the album artwork being based on paintings by Bassist Emma Richardson who recently held an exhibition called "Meat Me At The Butchers", in a butcher's shop where she spent time on the weekends elbow deep in blood and guts, very Ozzy Osbourne of her. Their debut album is due for release in the USA on April 6th, exclusively at iTunes before being thrust upon the rest of us lowly mortals two weeks later.
My Favourate tracks on the soon to be released album are:
"I Know What I Am"
"Death By Diamonds and Pearls"
The UK Tour:
07 May 2010 - Cockpit, Leeds
08 May 2010 - Classic Grand, Glasgow
09 May 2010 - The Factory, Manchester
10 May 2010 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
11 May 2010 - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
13 May 2010 - Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
14 May 2010 - Electric Ballroom, London

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