Posts Tagged ‘Band Of Skulls’

Band of Skulls – Himalayan

April 6th, 2014
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British Trio Band of Skulls’ new album Himalayan has just been released. This is the band’s fourth album, however  listening to it now, it’s hard to say that it’s all done by the same band. Himalayan is comprised of songs that range from highly distorted punk songs like “Toreador” to calm melodic tunes such as “Get Yourself Together.” Read more…

By Sophia Wolbrom Posted in Reviews

Band of Skulls, Live at the Belasco Theatre

March 29th, 2014
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In celebration of their new album Himalayan, English alt rock band Band of Skulls played the Belasco Theatre in Downtown LA. The trio – Russell Marsden on guitar, Emma Richardson on bass and Matt Hayward on drums – grinded away on some new material along with a roster of classics. The new album is scheduled to drop on April 1st– and that’s no joke. Read more…

By Brett Padelford Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews

Band of Skulls @ Union Transfer 4/26

February 26th, 2014
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This April join Band of Skulls when they take over the Union Transfer stage! The band will begin a set of US tour dates with a stop at Austin’s SXSW. They’ll head out to Europe and arrive here in Philly on April 26th. Band of Skulls are touring in support of their newest album, Himalyan, which is due to be released on March 31st. You can preview the album on YouTube with a short teaser video.

The band, originally called Fleeing New York, formed in 2004. They would change their name to Band of Skulls in 2008. Their debut album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey was released in 2009. The “Track I Know What I Am” brought the band a bit of recognition due to it’s selection as an iTunes Single of the Week and it being featured on the show Friday Night Lights. The band’s Friends EP was the next release. It dropped in March of 2010. Their second studio album would come later in 2012. And the trio has been hard at work ever since. Band member Russell Marsden says of the writing process, “This album feels like a coming of age record for the band because of the confidence in it. We really know our own sound now.” He says, “On your second record you’re doubling your back catalogue, which is a bit stressful. Whereas on your third, you’re adding to your canon of work and they all start to interact and reference each other.” Check out the recent single, “Asleep at the Wheel,” for a taste of what Band of Skulls have in store with their newest album.

Supporting Band of Skulls on April 26th is Sacco. Sacco consists of childhood friends John Fredericks and Andy Breihan. The two played in various bands of the years, but are now stepping out on their own. They say, “We wanted to make something that sounded and felt like home.” Having relocated to New York from southern California, those sounds of home will transport you to the beach. Check out Sacco when they open for Band of Skulls this April!

Band of Skulls @ Union Transfer

Saturday, April 26

Show @ 8:30 PM (Doors @ 8:00 PM)


Tickets $20

By Jackie VanZelst Posted in Philadelphia ,

Band of Skulls with Sacco @ Emo’s Austin 5/12

February 25th, 2014
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Alternative rock band, Band of Skulls, formed in Southampton, England. In the beginning, the group played at night clubs in the greater London area and recorded demos under the name, Fleeing New York. Demos were recorded in a shed-studio. In 2008, the band changed its name to Band of Skulls.

Their debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, was released exclusively on iTunes in 2009. The track “I Know What I Am” was chosen as iTunes’ free Single of the Week to coincide with the digital release. Band of Skulls has previously played SXSW and Austin City Limits, and has been opening support for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Dead Weather, etc. By 2010, the band was playing international venues, including a sold out show at London’s Electric Ballroom.

Band of Skulls’ performance was reviewed by Washington Times Community, “Band of Skulls proves that big things come in small packages. The band is made up of three people, and the music that comes out of the speakers sounds like it has to be five.” In addition to their review, Tampa Bay Times recommends, “Next time you see ‘em at a festival, you might want to stop and see what you’re missing.” Don’t let schedule conflicts stop you from attending the show.

Check out Band of Skulls with Sacco at Emo’s Austin! Tickets: $20.

Monday, May 12

Doors: 8PM

Show: 9PM

All Ages

By Emily Ferris Posted in Austin , ,

Deap Vally Announce Spring 2014 Tour Dates

February 25th, 2014
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Los Angeles duo Deap Vally are going on tour in the US this spring.
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Dr Martens and FILTER SXSW 2014 Party Announced featuring Band of Skulls, Washed Out, and Sir Sly

February 24th, 2014
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Once again FILTER Magazine and Dr. Martens are going to have a solid lineup at SXSW. As part of the FILTER on Rainey St showcases, this particular party will span 2 days and have 16 bands perform including Sir Sly, Band of Skulls, The Chain Gang of 1974, Washed Out, and more! Get the full lineup after the break.

Thursday-Friday, March 13-14, Bar 96, 96 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701 Read more…

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Band of Skulls Announce Spring 2014 Tour Dates

February 21st, 2014
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To celebrate their release of the album Himayalan, the U.K. trio, Band of Skulls, will going on tour this spring. The album will be released mid tour on April 1.

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By Natalie Cerasoli Posted in News

Apple Announces SXSW 2014 iTunes Festival Featuring Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Willie Nelson and More

February 19th, 2014

For the first time ever, Apple will be holding the iTunes® Festival in the US. This incredible event will feature dozens of global stars including London Grammar, Pitbull, Keith Urban, ZEDD and Coldplay. Check out the lineup and find out how you can win free tickets to this one-of-a-kind show.

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Big Guava Music Festival Announces 2014 Lineup Featuring OutKast, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People and More

January 18th, 2014
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The new music festival takes off in Florida with an amazing first-year line-up.
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Shaky Knees Announces 2014 Lineup Featuring The National, Alabama Shakes, Modest Mouse and More

January 17th, 2014
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Georgia, Atlanta is serving up all things alt-rock with this year’s Shaky Knees lineup. May 9 – 11 are the days that they ask of you.
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