Band Of Skulls' New Album LOVE IS ALL YOU LOVE Out Now on So Recordings
Love Is All You Love, the Richard X produced album from acclaimed U.K. rockers Band of Skulls, is out now on So Recordings. Fans can listen to Love Is All You Love here.
The new music is receiving early praise from Billboard who premiered the video for "Love Is All You Love." Additionally, Classic Rock proclaims, "British blues rockers fifth is prowling pop perfection...the most harmonious clash of muck and melody in recent history," while KCRW furthers, "['Cool Your Battles' is] full of swagger-this anti-war song tells us to stop spending energy fighting and do something positive."
Love Is All You Love was recorded in London's Miloco Studios, the band's Southampton studio and at The Smoakstack in Nashville. Following the amicable departure of drummer Matt Hayward in 2017, Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Emma Richardson(bass, vocals) started the writing process for the record and quickly accumulated a host of new songs. The band collaborated on the recording with innovative producer Richard X (Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, New Order, Sugababes) who created an interesting dynamic encouraging a new spirit of experimentation combining live and electronic elements. The album also features percussion from Julian Dorio of Eagles Of Death Metal.
"This record is tough and tender with a rebellious spirit," says Richardson and Marsden. "It is a positive record. It looks to what is possible and how a little love and human kindness can help bring about positive change. We drew on personal experiences, changes in our situation and couldn't help but be affected by what has been going on in the world politically, culturally and environmentally. Attempting to overcome that sometimes powerless feeling by creating and connecting with people and making something new."
Since 2009, Band Of Skulls has released four studio albums while building a reputation as a phenomenal live act. They have since performed on "The Late Show With David Letterman," "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and "Last Call with Carson Daly" and have toured with the likes of Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens Of The Stone Age and The Black Keys.
LOVE IS ALL YOU LOVE TRACKLIST
2. That's My Trouble
3. Love Is All You Love
4. Not The Kind Of Nothing
5. Cool Your Battles
6. Sound Of You
7. Thanks A Lot
8. We're Alive
9. Speed Of Light
BAND OF SKULLS LIVE
May 2-New York, NY-Mercury Lounge
May 6-Los Angeles, CA-The Echo
photo credit: John Ros