Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Band Of Skulls
Band of Skulls
How long have you been together as a band? Band of Skulls has been a fully-fledged band for about two years, however Russell and I have been playing music together since we were ten years old. We met vocalist Emma at art school - one day she brought her bass along to a rehearsal and it developed from there.
Describe your sound to someone who’s never heard your music: We are a Rock ‘n’ Roll band.
What musical influences are prominent in your material? The Rolling Stones and much more. Emma was brought up on Eta James and Billie Holiday; for Russell it was Pink Floyd and Queen and I was bought up on Dire Straits.
Where can we find you next and what will you be doing? Kentish Town’s Forum on 7 October will be the final show before the album and then we’re back in the studio recording.
What other new music can you recommend we keep our eye on? Thomas Tantrum from Southampton, England, Turbo Fruits Nashville, Tennessee, The Whigs from Athens, Georgia and The Portico Quartet from the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Photography by Nik Hartley