Southampton export, Band of Skulls, weren’t fully appreciated in their native kingdom until they had first roused audiences across the rest of the world. Touring, with a memorable soundtrack for a Mustang commercial — “I wanna see you in the morning!” — combined with other bits of luck like the inclusion on a “Twilight” soundtrack gave them a ton of unexpected attention.
They say the were insulated from all the teen throbbing, but knew something was up when, “for a period of a couple of months we saw younger people turning up to shows in Edward Cullen T-shirts, but they sort of disappeared again,” noted bassist/vocalist Emma Richardson.
Watch the band in this short documentary talk about going from working the bars to the relief they feel now, playing music in a hometown that appreciates them.
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Band of Skulls released their second album, “Sweet Sour” on Vagrant Records in February. They are on tour now:
3/27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/28 – Providence, RI @ The Met
3/30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/31 – Montreal QC @ Corona Theatre
4/2 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
4/3 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
4/6 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
4/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex (Grand Room)
4/9 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
4/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/11 – Portland, OR @ Dante’s
4/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
4/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Festival
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