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Buy Online Band Of Skulls - By Default LP (180g Vinyl, w/ Download Code)

Band Of Skulls

By Default LP (180g Vinyl, w/ Download Code)

Heavyweight LP $24.99

Release Date: 27/05/2016

Discs: 1

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Band Of Skulls has announced a new album, By Default, their first to be released through BMG Recordings on May 27.

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) to decamp to and write songs in a Southampton Baptist Church-cum-makeshift HQ.

“We went back to Square One,” says Matt 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 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.”

Side A

1. Black Magic
2. Back of Beyond
3. Killer
4. Bodies
5. Tropical Disease
6. So Good

Side B

1. This is My Fix
2. Little Mamma
3. Embers
4. In Love by Default
5. Erounds
6. Something