The video for “Bodies,” the lead single from Band of Skulls’ latest releaseBy Default, is premiering today via Billboard. The footage is taken from the band’s Electric Ballroom in London and Paris gigs earlier this month. Watch/share the clip here: https://BoS.lnk.to/BodiesVevo.
In addition, the band will perform “Bodies” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” June 20.
To further support the release, Band of Skulls has confirmed North American dates this fall. The tour will kick off September 6 at Boston’s Royale and will make stops at Chicago’s Metro, San Francisco’s The Fillmore, Los Angeles’ Wiltern and New York City’s Terminal 5 among many others.
In addition, New York area fans will have a chance to catch Band of Skulls ahead of the fall tour at a very special acoustic performance and signing on Sunday, June 19 at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Fans will receive two wristbands to the show by purchasing By Default at Rough Trade: http://www.roughtrade.com/events/2016/6/2289.
Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded at Rockfield Studios, By Default finds the band—Emma Richardson (bass, vocals), Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums)—following up on their acclaimed 2014 release, Himalayan, by making a conscious decision 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 two years.
“We went back to square one,” says Hayward. In the church—between visits from the vicar, bringing tea and biscuits on his trolley—they found the new songs in hours of woodshedding on ratty old practice amps. “It’s definitely a new era,” says 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.”