Live At Leeds preview: Band of Skulls

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Not content with appearing at Live At Leeds festival on Saturday, Band Of Skulls are to return to the city on October 20 for a gig at University of Leeds venue Stylus.

The new dates are in support of their forthcoming album By Default, which is due for release on May 27 via BMG Recordings.

The band have also shared a live video of new song Erounds, which is lifted from By Default. The video was filmed at Rockfield Studios where the album was recorded.

The BBC Radio 1 and Radio X supported lead single Killer is available now.

Produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded in Rockfield Studios, By Default is the sound of a group on the sharpest form of their career, more engaged and focused than they’ve ever been.

The follow-up to 2014’s Himalayan, from the trio – made up of Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums) – the new record came about via a decision from the band to take a step back from relentless touring.

“It’s definitely a new era,” says Marsden. “The first three records were like a trilogy, a piece of work in of themselves. We took a breath, took a look at what we’d done, and started from scratch again.”

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