VIA SO RECORDINGS
PRODUCED BY RICHARD X
LEAD TRACK “COOL YOUR BATTLES”
photo credit: Will Ireland, album artwork
“…a group with plenty of musicality at any volume.”
“…straight-ahead power rock.”
U.K. rockers Band of Skulls’ fifth album, Love Is All You Love (produced by Richard X), is set for release on April 12 via So Recordings. Love Is All You Love follows 2016’s critically lauded By Default, for which Consequence of Sound proclaimed, “Band of Skulls rip and roar…Think a savage hybrid of Modest Mouse and Jack White,” while The Independent furthered, “…each song packs a punch…they’ve always had a certain swagger in their music but here you can really feel the authority and confidence.” Fans can pre-order Love Is All You Love here: http://BoS.lnk.to/LoveIsAllYouLove.
Additionally, “Cool Your Battles,” the first song to be revealed from the record debuts today. Of the song, the band explains it’s “an anti war cry for our turbulent times,” adding “All the energy we spend fighting amongst ourselves can be used to do something positive, something real. So don’t forget to go out, to fall in love and to feel alive.” Listen/share it here: http://BoS.lnk.to/CoolYourBattles.
Love Is All You Love was recorded in London’s Miloco Studios, the band’s Southampton studio as well as The Smoakstack studio in Nashville, TN. 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. Upon collaborating with innovative producer Richard X (Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, New Order, Sugababes), he 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” as well as “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 among others.
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