October 11, 2011 – Band of Skulls have announced today that they have signed with Vagrant Records for the upcoming release of their anticipated and as yet untitled second album. This album will be the follow-up to their debut album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey which was universally embraced by the U.S. media with early supporters at Entertainment Weekly naming them “Your Next Favorite Band.” The band’s live show was also repeatedly highlighted by the likes of SPIN (Best of Coachella) and Rolling Stone (Best of SXSW) amongst many others.
Following the success of Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, 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 completed in Wales at Rockfield Studios. The album was produced by Ian Davenport (Supergrass, Badly Drawn Boy) and mixed by Nick Launay (Grinderman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire). The album will be released in 2012 through the band’s label in conjunction with Vagrant on Electric Blues Recordings/Vagrant Records.
Prior to that on December 6th, the band will release the first single ‘The Devil Takes Care Of His Own’ off of the new album which will be available as a download at iTunes and other digital download stores.
This summer saw the band play the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee as well as two sold-out shows in Los Angeles and two sold-out shows in New York City. Additionally their music continues to be scooped up by the licensing community and is currently being used in both the new Hugo Boss commercial and on the trailer for the film, The Hangover Part II.
Band Of Skulls are: Russell Marsden (guitar & vocals), Emma Richardson (bass & vocals) & Matt Hayward (drums).