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Band Of Skulls have released their blistering new single ‘We’re Alive’, the second track to be taken from the acclaimed British rock band’s new album ‘Love Is All You Love’, which was produced by Richard X and is released April 12 on So Recordings.
Despite being inspired by these troubled times, ‘We’re Alive’ radiates positivity. “It’s impossible not to affected by the fear of it all, and that sense of powerlessness,” say Band Of Skulls. “But we made a concerted effort not to make a depressing record, because we don’t think anyone wants to hear a dark, depressing record about these times. We wanted to have that feeling of euphoria in song, because we weren’t getting it anywhere else.”
The band recently shared the video for lead single ‘Cool Your Battles’, in which a hate-fuelled riot turns into a euphoric rave.
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‘Love Is All You Love’ breaks bold new ground for Band of Skulls: a tough rock’n’roll record with gleaming pop hooks; an album where melancholy and euphoria combine in equal measure. It’s an album that doesn’t skimp on the force of overdriven guitars, but combines the sounds of a live band with electronic programming and the pop genius of producer Richard X (M.I.A., Goldfrapp, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys) to create a record that sounds like a band reborn.
‘Love Is All You Love’ was recorded in London’s Miloco Studios, The Smoakstack studio in Nashville, and in the Southampton studio of Band Of Skulls founder members’ Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Emma Richardson (bass, vocals). Following the amicable departure of drummer Matt Hayward, Russell and Emma started the writing process for the record in 2017 and quickly accumulated a host of new songs.
Work switched to The Toyshop studio at Miloco to collaborate with Richard X, who encouraged Band Of Skulls new spirit of experimentation. Once the writing was complete the band decamped to Nashville to record the live element of the record with Eagles Of Death Metal’s Julian Dorio on drums.
Since 2009, Band Of Skulls have released four acclaimed studio albums and have built a reputation as a phenomenal live act, both at home and in the US, where they have performed on the Late Show With David Letterman, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Last Call with Carson Daly. They have toured with luminaries like Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens Of The Stone Age and Black Keys among others, as well as touring the globe as a headline act.