Band of Skulls have announced details of the release of their new album. 'Sweet Sour' will be released through Electric Blues Recordings on Monday February 20th 2012.
The 10-track album was recorded at Rockfield studios in Wales with producer Ian Davenport and mixed in Los Angeles by Nick Launay (Nick Cave / PIL / Yeah Yeah Yeahs). It follows their critically acclaimed debut, 'Baby Darling Doll Faced Honey', which was released in September 2009.
The album is preceded by a single, 'The Devil Takes Care of His Own', which will be released on 4th December 2011. The single is currently available on iTunes here
A rather unique kung-fu themed video has also been produced to accompany the single. The video can be viewed here
1. Sweet Sour
3. Lay My Head Down
4. The Devil Takes Care of His Own
6. You’re Not Pretty But You’ve Got It Goin’ On
10. Close To Nowhere
Having sold-out the HMV Forum in October 2010 and more recently played a show at London’s Heaven in October, which also sold out within minutes of going on sale, the band are set to head out on both their own U.K. headline tour and as main support on The Black Keys tour in early 2012.
The full list of forthcoming shows is as follows:
3rd Nottingham Capital FM Arena *
4th Edinburgh Corn Exchange *
6th Manchester Apollo *
7th Manchester Apollo *
9th London Alexandra Palace *
10th London Alexandra Palace *
17th Darlington Inside Out
18th Leeds University
19th Stoke Sugarmill
21st Glasgow Arches
22nd Aberdeen Lemon Tree
23rd Inverness Ironworks
25th Belfast Limelight
26th Dublin Academy
27th Leicester Academy
29th Norwich Waterfront
1st Oxford Academy
2nd Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
4th Exeter Phoenix
5th Brighton Concorde
* with The Black Keys
Tickets for the headline shows are priced at £15 (€14.15 in Dublin) and are available via www.bandofskulls.com.
This summer saw the band play the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee as well as 2 sold-out shows in Los Angeles, additionally their music is currently being used in both the new Hugo Boss advert and on the trailer for the film Hangover Pt II.
Band Of Skulls are: Russell Marsden (guitar/vocals), Emma Richardson (bass/vocals) & Matt Hayward (drums).