UK’s Band of Skulls are a reminder that rock is not dead. Pure, hard hitting, powerful, in-your-face rock. And the fact that they make it happen as a trio is a testament to their talents as songwriters and musicians.
Watching a set of music like this in the morning is pretty mindblowing. The band delivered all the energy I’ve come to expect from their live shows AND gave us a special treat. They said it was the first time they’ve ever performed the slow burner “Lay My Head Down” live for a radio station. They also played “Honest”, one of our favorites off their last record.
The band was in town playing Coachella and I asked if they had a favorite thing about America (my patriotic side was curious). Bassist/singer Emma Richardson immediately lit up and said she loves driving through the country because every state is so different, with amazing scenery and countrysides. (Side note: the cover art for their new album, “Sweet Sour” was based on a series of paintings from Emma. Her favorite painter? Lucien Freud)
I also had to dig into my favorite song title on the album “You’re Not Pretty But You Got it Goin On”. Guitarist/singer Russell Marsden denied that it was about any specific person but said it “was an exercise in the lowest possible compliment.
For a group dressed entirely in black, they have a great sense of humor. And smile a lot more than you might guess as well…just not in this photo.
The Devil Takes Care of His Own
You’re Not Pretty But You Got It Goin’ On
Lay My Head Down