Track Of The Day: Band Of Skulls
A swamp-heavy blues trio from the south-east of England, Classic Rock faves Band Of Skulls provide today’s Track Of The Day. Click here for previous Tracks Of The Day.
Russell Marsden (guitar/vocals), Emma Richardson (bass/vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums)0 met at college in Southampton in 2008, where a mutual appreciation for psychedelia, off-kilter blues and garage-y progressive music became a bond that developed into a proper band.
Originally known as Fleeing New York, the threesome got their big break at the end of last year, when they were discovered by Shangri-La Music in San Diego, who’ve become virtual partners in the band with the three musicians. As a result of this agreement, Band Of Skulls were able to record their debut album earlier this year.
Called Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, the album was originally released exclusively through the iTunes store, before being having a wider availability. The record was done at Courtyard Studios, Radiohead’s old locale in Oxfordshire, where they now store lots of memorabilia. The cover was based on paintings by Richardson, who only recently held an art exhibition called Meet Me At The Butcher’s, which was held in a butcher’s shop where she once worked! In addition, Hayward has played tennis with John McEnroe and Marsden great great grandfather was a stowaway on the Titanic. This is certainly a band with a history!
And Band Of Skulls will have the song Friends included on the soundtrack to the movie New Moon, the second instalment in the Twilight series.
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