July 11, 2011 – Southhampton, UK trio Band of Skulls are taking some time out from finishing up their second album to play select tour dates in North America. They will be performing new songs at these shows along with favorites from their debut album album ‘Baby Darling Doll Face Honey.’
After spending two years touring in support of their debut album which was universally embraced by the U.S. press including SPIN (Best of Coachella), Rolling Stone (Best of SXSW) and Entertainment Weekly (Your Next Favorite Band) and culminated with a sold-out show at the Forum in London in late 2010, the band retreated to a studio in Norfolk UK to begin writing the follow-up. They returned to their home studio in Southampton to start the recording which they are now completing in Wales at Rockfield Studios. The album is produced by Ian Davenport (Supergrass, Badly Drawn Boy) and will be mixed by Nick Launay (Grinderman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire) and is scheduled for release in 2012. The album will be preceded by a single and EP released in late 2011.
BAND OF SKULLS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
September 24 @ Atlanta, GA Music Midtown Festival
September 26@ New York, NY Mercury Lounge
September 27 @ New York, NY Mercury Lounge
September 28 @ Toronto, ON The Garrison
Band of Skulls are Russell Marsden (guitar & vocals), Emma Richardson (bass & vocals) & Matt Hayward (drums).