Band of Skulls New Album Lands The Number One Spot On The Heatseekers Chart

Band of Skulls New Album Lands The Number One Spot On The Heatseekers Chart

Band Confirms SXSW Shows & The Late Show With David Letterman
February 17, 2012 – New York, NY – Band of Skulls new album Sweet Sour lands at the number one slot on the Heatseekers Album chart after its iTunes only release last week. And this past Tuesday, Sweet Sour was released wide and to rave reviews…see below for the latest oohs and aahs the press have bestowed on Sweet Sour.

On March 13th, Band of Skulls return to Austin, TX to kick off the SXSW Music Festival with a show at Antone’s which marks the band’s debut show of their first U.S. tour in support of Sweet Sour. The band’s live show has been a constant highlight at previous festivals by the likes of Rolling Stone (Best of SXSW) and SPIN (Best of Coachella) amongst many others.

The band will return to both must-see events this Spring and will surely not disappoint. Please see below for complete tour itinerary but SXSW’ers MARK YOUR CALENDARS now and don’t miss Band of Skulls at one of these shows – see you in Texas!
TUESDAY – March 13th Antone’s @ 10pm
First date of Sweet Sour U.S. Tour with We Are Augustines Supporting

WEDNESDAY – March 14th @ Midnite
KCRW’s Official Night Showcase
409B Colorado

THURSDAY – March 15th @ 3pm
Filter’s SXSW Showdown
Cedar Street Courtyard
208 West 4th Street

Following SXSW the band will continue on with their tour and will include a stop at the Ed Sullivan Theater later that month where the band will perform their first U.S. single and album title track “Sweet Sour” on The Late Show With David Letterman. Fans should set their DVRs for March 30th and for a first look & listen they can CLICK HERE for the band’s new video for “Sweet Sour.”

Band of Skulls – Sweet Sour
And the press weighs in on Band of Skulls second album Sweet Sour:

“In this millennium, there are seldom few “rock bands” creating music with a shelf-life. Band of Skulls appear to be in this game for the long haul. Your move, The Black Keys.” PASTE

“….a monstrous crunch-off: metal-sized riffs and sugary harmonies existing in some nebulous region between My Morning Jacket and Mastodon. Be the first to hear the first single and title track, three minutes and 30 seconds of doomladen retro-chug that sounds like Jack White gone Black Sabbath.” SPIN

“This isn’t alt. This isn’t indie. It’s not French-electro-synth-ethnic-kudos-drums-‘n-bass. Band of Skulls is a rock ‘n roll band and one that should be taken seriously.” NY Press

“It’s been two years since Band of Skulls unleashed their debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, featuring some of the purest rock tracks in an auto-tuned world. Now the band gears up for their sophomore album, and based on the new tracks they played at Mercury Lounge last week, the Skulls want to show the alt-kids how real music should sound.” Nylon Guys

“London’s Band of Skulls offers dirty, dramatic modern rock, like Jet covering the White Stripes….” Time Out New York

“Miss the edgy rock sound of The White Stripes? Try the second album from this U.K. trio Must-hear track:The Devil Takes Care Of His Own.” People Style Watch

“…the rock songs are harder, the ballads are softer, the production value is pitch perfect.” V Man

“…a sneak peak of their still untitled upcoming 2012 full-length, has us certain that the album will be on repeat in our offices.” Teen Vogue

“Band Of Skulls trades effortless boy-girl harmonies without a hint of twee or irony in their new video, leaving the irony only to the cameramen-turned-maybe-ninjas.” MTV

“….a gritty burner that sounds like voodoo Kyuss.” Prefix

“Wanderluster,’ the album’s immediate standout, is set in a dizzying 7/8 time signature, throbbing with vintage guitar muscle and jaw-dropping prog-rock touches.” PASTE

“Sweet Sour is the rare modern-rock album that can span cliques or generations, uniting hippies and hipsters…” SPIN

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“Guitarist Russell Marsden and Emma Richardson have learned to let their voices mesh the way their instruments already did. ‘On Lay My Head Down,’ unhurried three-part harmonies evoke Crosby, Stills & Nash before a surprisingly heavy instrumental breakdown.” 3 out of 4 Stars – USA Today

“…a killer like ‘The Devil Takes Care Of His Own’ will make you sell them your soul.” People Magazine

“…gorgeous interweaving harmonies on the smoldering folk of ‘Close to Nowhere,’ the slow-burning Americana of ‘Navigate,’ and the dreamy acoustic balladry of ‘Hometowns.” All Music Guide

” ….’Bruises’ and ‘The Devil Takes Care of His Own’ boast wry, deliberate ferocity; and ‘Navigate’ features a guitar line that’s transcendental in its gloominess. ” Boston Phoenix

“Sweet Sour, their sophomore full-length, is torn almost evenly between spacious ballads and ass-smashing rock…” PASTE

Four out of Five Stars – Alternative Press

“… British alt-rock that fuses enough catchy hooks and splintery riffs to justify its album title. The sound falls somewhere between the bluesy rock of Dead Weather and the more psyche-pop approach of Silversun Pickups.” Colorado Springs Independent

“The towering basslines and frenzied psychedelic riffs of the opening title track, the old-fashioned grizzly blues of ‘The Devil Takes Care of His Own’ and You’re Not Pretty But You Got It Goin’ On,’ and the Pixies-influenced sludge rock of the epic ‘Bruises’ show they can still get down and dirty with the best of them.” All Music Guide

“…merging blues with punk minimalism and pop melodies, though their ace in the hole is the swapping lead and harmony vocals of Marsden and Richardson. ” Examiner

“…a bigger, more dynamic sound.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Band Of Skulls are: Russell Marsden (guitar & vocals), Emma Richardson (bass & vocals) & Matt Hayward (drums).

13-Mar TUE Austin, TX Antone’s
14-Mar WED Austin, TX KCRW SXSW Show @ Haven
15-Mar THU Austin, TX Filter’s SXSW Showdown @ Cedar Street Courtyard
16-Mar FRI Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
17-Mar SAT Dallas, TX Granada Theater
19-Mar MON Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
20-Mar TUE Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom
22-Mar THU New York, NY Webster Hall
23-Mar FRI Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
24-Mar SAT Washington, DC 9:30 Club
26-Mar MON Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
27-Mar TUE Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
28-Mar WED Providence, RI The Met
30-Mar FRI Toronto, ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre
31-Mar SAT Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
2-Apr MON Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
3-Apr TUE Chicago, IL House of Blues
4-Apr WED Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
6-Apr FRI Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
7-Apr SAT Salt Lake City, UT The Complex (Grand Room)
9-Apr MON Seattle, WA Neptune
10-Apr TUE Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
11-Apr WED Portland, OR Dante’s
12-Apr THU San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
15-Apr SUN Coachella
22-Apr SUN Coachella
* We Are Augustines Support All Dates except Coachella

Sweet Sour Tracklisting
1. Sweet Sour
2. Bruises
3. Wanderluster
4. Devil Takes Care Of His Own
5. Lay My Head Down
6. You Aren’t Pretty But You Got It Going On
7. Navigate
8. Hometowns
9. Lies
10. Close To Nowhere
*The special iTunes release will include the bonus track “Such A Fool”

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