Band Of Skulls could be forgiven for thinking The Gods Of Rock started smiling down on them the minute they changed their name from Fleeing New York in late 2008. Going from relative obscurity on the London club scene to bagging the prestigious iTunes Single of the Week in April as well as a commercial (and artistic) understanding with Californian label Shangri-La has meant the band has not looked back since.
The Southampton three-piece direct approach and catchy choruses fill the void somewhere between The White Stripes‘ simple yet effective grooves and passionate lo-fi guitar licks and Wolfmother‘s old school rock ambitions. Bassist and vocalist Emma Richardson provides a melodic edge, duelling and trading verses with singer and guitarist Russell Marsden while Matt Hayward hits a dancable backbone.
The band are heading out on an extensive tour of North America in addition to dates opening for Metric and Spinnerette (Brode Dalle new vehicle). Judging by their display in the ‘I Know What I Am video’ those Gods are still smiling.
Band Of Skulls – I Know What I Am