BAND OF SKULLS PERFORM ON NBC’S “LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY”
“BACK OF BEYOND” FEATURED IN EPISODE OF SHOWTIME’S “SHAMELESS”
BY DEFAULT RELEASED TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM
Watch U.K. rockers Band of Skulls perform “Bodies” from their show at Los Angeles’ the Wiltern on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly”: http://bit.ly/2dYTOo8. The song is off the band’s latest album By Default, out now via BMG.
By Default continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:
“As demonstrated on its newest album, By Default (BMG), Band of Skulls plays with unmitigated authority in a style mined by the Black Keys, Jack White’s various projects and other contemporary blues-based groups. In concert, it works at maximum volume as Russell Marsden demonstrates he could be an old-school guitar god if he chose to.” —The Wall Street Journal
“…throwback to the straight-ahead power rock of old…” —Washington Post
“I hear a new attitude behind it…shows them sharpening their sound.” —KCRW
“Band of Skulls rip and roar, the song a wily mix of clashing guitars, vocals that both rocket high and dip low, and a fierce chorus that is the sonic equivalent of being stared down by some imposing authority. Think a savage hybrid of Modest Mouse and Jack White.” —Consequence of Sound
“Band of Skulls make blues-infused rock music with a modern edge that still reigns strong for them.” —Paste
“…masterful piece of indie rock.” —Magnet
“Band of Skulls always keep it real and true to the roots of rock and roll with their heavily blues-influenced sound that’s thoroughly modern.” —PopMatters
In addition, the song “Back of Beyond” was featured in a recent episode of the hit Showtime series “Shameless.” They also recently performed “Killer” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded at Rockfield Studios, By Default finds the band—Emma Richardson (bass, vocals), Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums)—following up on their acclaimed 2014 release, Himalayan, by making a 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 two years.
“We went back to square one,” says Hayward. In the church—between visits from the vicar, bringing tea and biscuits on his trolley—they found the new songs in hours of woodshedding on ratty old practice amps. “It’s definitely a new era,” says 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.”
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BY DEFAULT TRACKLIST
1. Black Magic
2. Back of Beyond
5. Tropical Disease
6. So Good
7. This Is My Fix
8. Little Mamma
10. In Love By Default