Photos -Â Band Of Skulls at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, Sept 16 2016.
– photos by Pavel Boiko
Band of Skulls in Vancouver Friday night. The English band is midway through their North American tour for their latest album, By Default. It’s the Southampton trio’sÂ fourth record since their 2009 debut, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey.
The record was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith). According to a press release, 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.”
Consequence of Sound premiered the album’s lead single “Bodies,” calling the track “a wily mix of clashing guitars, vocals that both rocket high and dip low, and an fierce chorus that is the sonic equivalent of being stared down by some imposing authority. Think a savage hybrid of Modest Mouse and Jack White.”