Wild Ride Continues for Band of Skulls (Updated 12/20/13)
How does a debut album called "Baby Darling Doll Face Honey," the tone of which was described by its creators as "quite an intimate little record," end up becoming "this huge rock thing" in venues around the world?
The members of Southampton's Band of Skulls is still contemplating an answer to that question, some six years after they came together. In fact, Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals), and Matt Hayward (drums) have been on a wild ride since 2008 that has seen them record original demos in a makeshift studio and play under the name Fleeing New York. But things have been uphill for the band since then. Way uphill.
Band of Skulls' debut album featured a song ("I Know What I Am") that was chosen as iTunes' free Single of the Week and was featured on a soundtrack for the hit TV series "Friday Night Lights" and in "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock." Another track that didn't make the album, "Friends," also found a home on "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack. To keep the momentum going, the band also played the ever-popular SXSW Festival, took the stage at a sold out London Electric Ballroom during a North American tour, and were one of three bands who opened for Muse on September 4, 2010.
The band's second album, "Sweet Sour," dropped October 5, 2011 behind the lead single "The Devil Takes Care of His Own." The follow-up to that project is tentatively titled "Himalayan" and is slated for a 2014 release.
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