Band Of Skulls announce new album and UK fall tour!

BAND OF SKULLS have announced a string of UK headline dates to take place in October! The new dates are in support of their forthcoming album, BY DEFAULT, due for release on 27 May via BMG Recordings, and follow the band’s previously announced shows that include a sold out night at London Electric Ballroom in May, a slot at Glastonbury, and various festivals and intimate warm up shows across the UK and Europe. A full list of tour dates is below.

The band have also shared a live video of new song EROUNDS, which is lifted from the album. The video was filmed at Rockfield Studios, where the album was recorded, and is available to view above!

The Radio 1 and Radio X supported lead single KILLER is available now, with the video here

Produced by Gil Norton [Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith] and recorded in Rockfield Studios, the album is the sound of a group on the sharpest form of their career, more engaged and focused than they’ve ever been. The follow up to 2014’s HIMALAYAN, the English trio – Russell Marsden [guitar and vocals] Emma Richardson [bass and vocals] and Matt Hayward [drums] – recorded the album after taking the conscious decision to take a step back from their relentless world-wide touring schedule, having never spent more than a month off the road in the last 2 years.

The upcoming live shows – for which the band will be joined by touring member Milo Fitzpatrick from PORTICO QUARTET – will be the first airing of new material from BY DEFAULT.

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.

Catch Band Of Skulls at the following dates!

May 19 Electric Ballroom London, United Kingdom
May 20 The Great Escape Brighton, United Kingdom
May 24 Le Trabendo Paris, France
May 25 Paradiso North Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 28 Liverpool Sound City Liverpool, United Kingdom

Jun 04 Cardiff City Stadium Cardiff, United Kingdom
Jul 13 Dour Festival Dour, Belgium
Jul 15 Out of the Woods Wiesen, Austria
Jul 29 Y Not Festival Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Jul 29 Leopallooza Bude, United Kingdom
Aug 05 Forgotten Fields Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Aug 12 Pure & Crafted Festival Berlin, Germany
Aug 28 Winterthurer Musikfestwochen Winterthur, Switzerland
Sep 15 Rifflandia Festival Victoria, Canada
Oct 20 Uni Stylus Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 21 Albert Hall Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 22 Northumbria Uni Newcastle, United Kingdom
Oct 24 SWX Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 25 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 26 Camden Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
Nov 17 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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