More news on trio’s new album
Band Of Skulls has premiered the video for new single ‘Killer’, as directed by Yonatan Weisberg. ‘Killer’ is lifted from the band’s forthcoming fourth album By Default, out May 27 via BMG Recordings, and is streaming now and available as an instant grat upon album pre-order with iTunes.
The band have confirmed they will perform at Glastonbury Festival (slot tbc) in addition to recently announced intimate album preview shows, including London Electric Ballroom on May 19 which sold out in 3 days, Paris Le Trabendo (May 24) and Amsterdam Paradiso (May 25), alongside warm-up shows at Guildford Boiler Room (April 28, Sold Out), Stoke Sugarmill (April 29). 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 By Default.
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.”
Apr 28 Guildford Boiler Room (SOLD OUT)
Apr 29 Stoke Sugarmill
Apr 30 Leeds Live At Leeds
May 1 Glasgow Stag & Dagger
May 19 London Electric Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
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)
June 22- 26 Glastonbury Glastonbury Festival
July 14 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
July 16 Wiesen, Austria Out Of The Woods Festival
July 22 Huntingdon Secret Garden Party Festival
July 29 Cornwall Leopallooza Festival
July 31 Kendal Kendal Calling Festival
Aug 5 Tunbridge Wells Forgotten Fields Festival