Band Of Skulls' WE'RE ALIVE Video Debuts Today
Acclaimed U.K. rockers Band of Skulls' video for their song "We're Alive" debuts today; watch/share it here:https://BoS.lnk.to/WereAliveVideo. The song appears on the band's fifth album, Love Is All You Love (produced byRichard X), which is set for release April 12 via So Recordings. Fans can pre-order Love Is All You Love here!
Of the video, the band says, "It's the second installment of the trilogy using the same central characters losing themselves to the music. The song is life affirming, cutting through the mundaneness of modern life to proclaim 'We're Alive.""
"Another great experience shooting with Russell and Emma!" adds director Nate Camponi. "I wanted the video for 'We're Alive' to be a vision of a surreal cult, built from this crazy cross section of characters, all dancing in sync together. Where did these characters end up after they raved together at the end of 'Cool Your Battles?' Well, they ended up getting seduced into following this strange Guru character, who hypnotizes them with a bizarre dance. Ultimately, It's a tongue-in-cheek study of power and brainwashing and how we've seen countless historical figures stand up and assume total control. It's a deep concept but hopefully it's still lighthearted enough to get your foot tapping..."
Ahead of the band's North American tour in September, the group has confirmed two intimate showcase performances at New York's Mercury Lounge and Los Angeles' The Echo. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 22 at 12PM local time and can be purchased at bandofskulls.com.
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," say 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.
BAND OF SKULLS LIVE
May 1-New York, NY-Mercury Lounge
May 6-Los Angeles, CA-The Echo
photo credit: John Ros