Album release shows announced

Band Of Skulls has announced intimate album preview shows at London Electric Ballroom on May 19Paris Le Trabendo (May 24) and Amsterdam Paradiso (May 25), alongside warm-up shows at Guildford Boiler Room (April 28), Stoke Sugarmill (April 29). Tickets for these shows go on general sale at 10am, Friday March 19 and will be available here: https://bos.lnk.to/Live

The dates are the latest to be added to a run of shows, which includes festival slots at the likes of The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and Liverpool Soundcity. The shows – for which the band will be joined by touring member, Portico Quartet’s Milo Fitzpatrick – will be the first airing of new material from their recently announced new album, By Default, their first to be released through BMG Recordings on May 27. Lead single ‘Killer’ was premiered on Radio 1 by Annie Mac and is streaming now and available as an instant grat upon album pre-order with iTunes. Listen to ‘Killer’ here: http://smarturl.it/KillerYT

Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded in Rockfield Studios, By Default 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, from the English trio -made up of Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums) – the new record came about via a conscious decision from the band 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.

“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.”

Upcoming shows:
Apr 28                    Guildford               Boiler Room
Apr 29                    Stoke                    Sugarmill
Apr 30                    Leeds                   Live At Leeds
May 1                     Glasgow               Stag & Dagger
May 19                   London                 Electric Ballroom
May 20                   Brighton                The Great Escape (headlining Concorde 2)
May 24                   Paris                     Le Trabendo
May 25                   Amsterdam           Paradiso
May 28                   Liverpool               Soundcity
June 4                    Cardiff                   Cardiff City Stadium (w/ Stereophonics & Vaccines)
July 14                    Dour, Belgium       Dour Festival
July 16                    Wiesen, Austria    Out Of The Woods Festival
July 22                    Huntingdon           Secret Garden Party Festival
July 31                    Kendal                    Kendal Calling Festival
Aug 5                      Tunbridge Wells   Forgotten Fields Festival