Tour starts tonight – here’s a new song

Band Of Skulls has premiered new single ‘So Good’, as heard first on Radio X Lifted from the band’s forthcoming album By Default, due for release on May 27 via BMG, ‘So Good’ is available as an instant grat upon album pre-order and is streaming now. It sees bassist and vocalist Emma Richardson take lead vocal and further displays the band’s foray into new territory after recent Radio 1 and Radio X supported track ‘Killer’.

The trio have a packed touring schedule that includes a sold out night at London Electric Ballroom (May 19) and other intimate warm up shows across the UK and Europe and festival slots at the likes of Glastonbury, Benicassim and the Great Escape. The band will then play a full album tour this autumn with UK dates already announced culminating with a night at Camden Roundhouse on October 26. A full list of current tour dates is below.

By Default, their fourth album, was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded in Rockfield Studios. It 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. The upcoming live shows – for which the band will be joined by touring member, Portico Quartet’s Milo Fitzpatrick – will be the first airing of new material from By Default.

“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.”

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Upcoming shows:
Apr 28                    Guildford               Boiler Room (SOLD OUT)
Apr 29                    Stoke                      Sugarmill (SOLD OUT)
Apr 30                    Leeds                     Live At Leeds
May 1                     Glasgow                 Stag & Dagger
May 19                   London                  Electric Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
May 20                   Brighton                 The Great Escape (headlining Concorde 2)
May 24                   Paris                       Le Trabendo
May 25                   Amsterdam           Paradiso
May 28                   Liverpool                 Soundcity
June 4                     Cardiff                    Cardiff City Stadium (w/ Stereophonics & Vaccines)
June 22- 26            Glastonbury          Glastonbury Festival
July 14                    Dour, Belgium       Dour Festival
July 15                    Benicassim, Spain Benicassim Festival
July 16                    Wiesen, Austria    Out Of The Woods Festival
July 22                    Huntingdon           Secret Garden Party Festival
July 29                    Cornwall                Leopallooza Festival
July 30                    Derbyshire            Y Not Festival
July 31                    Kendal                    Kendal Calling Festival
Aug 5                      Tunbridge Wells   Forgotten Fields Festival
Oct 20                    Leeds                     Stylus
Oct 21                    Manchester          Albert Hall
Oct 22                    Newcastle              Northumbria Uni
Oct 24                    Bristol                     SWX
Oct 25                    Nottingham           Rock City
Oct 26                    London                  Roundhouse
Nov 17                    Southampton        Engine Rooms