Band Of Skulls share So Good video, announce intimate Lexington gig

May 13, 2016
Andy Cotterill

Andy Cotterill


Band Of Skulls

Share ‘So Good’ video:
Announce intimate Lexington show – May 18
Forthcoming Album: By Default – May 27, 2016
UK tour inc. Electric Ballroom on May 19 (sold out) and London Roundhouse on Oct 26

‘A surge of sawtoothed guitars’ – Consequence Of Sound
‘A crisp return’ – Clash
‘A rip-snorting three minutes of rock’ – Shortlist
‘Head-rattling rock’  Time Out

Band Of Skulls has shared the video for current Radio X and Radio 1 supported single ‘So Good’: It sees bassist and vocalist Emma Richardson take lead vocal and further displays the band’s foray into new territory after recent track ‘Killer’, whilst they summarise the Jack Lightfoot directed video as “birds of prey on the prowl, neon roller electric boogaloo, a pulse and cherry red whirl or two, it’s So Good for you!”

The trio have also announced an intimate album preview show to take place at The Lexington, London, on May 18. A limited number of tickets will go on fan pre-sale at 9am on Friday May 13 before a general sale at 9am on Monday May 16. Fans are limited to 2 tickets per transaction and the show is 18+. Pre-sale tickets are available from

The Lexington show precedes a sold out night at London’s Electric Ballroom on May 19 and joins a series of intimate warm up dates that have seen the band previewing forthcoming album By Default, out May 27 via BMG, across the UK and Europe. Festival dates includingGlastonbury and Benicassim will follow the album release before the band will embark on a UK tour, culminating with a night at London Roundhouse on October 26. A full list of tour dates is below.

By Default, their fourth album, was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters, Patti Smith) and recorded in Rockfield Studios. It 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 English trio – made up of Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums) – the new record came about via a conscious decision from the band 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 2 years. The upcoming live shows – for which the band will be joined by touring member, Portico’s Milo Fitzpatrick – will be the first airing of new material from By Default.

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

Upcoming shows:
May 18                   London                  The Lexington
May 19                   London                  Electric Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
May 20                   Brighton                 The Great Escape (headlining Concorde 2)
May 24                   Paris                       Le Trabendo
May 25                   Amsterdam           Paradiso
May 28                   Liverpool                 Soundcity
June 4                     Cardiff                    Cardiff City Stadium (w/ Stereophonics & Vaccines)
June 22- 26            Glastonbury          Glastonbury Festival
July 14                    Dour, Belgium       Dour Festival
July 15                    Benicassim, Spain Benicassim Festival
July 16                    Wiesen, Austria    Out Of The Woods Festival
July 22                    Huntingdon           Secret Garden Party Festival
July 29                    Cornwall                Leopallooza Festival
July 30                    Derbyshire            Y Not Festival
July 31                    Kendal                    Kendal Calling Festival
Aug 5                      Tunbridge Wells   Forgotten Fields Festival
Oct 20                    Leeds                     Stylus
Oct 21                    Manchester          Albert Hall
Oct 22                    Newcastle              Northumbria Uni
Oct 24                    Bristol                     SWX
Oct 25                    Nottingham           Rock City
Oct 26                    London                  Roundhouse
Nov 17                    Southampton        Engine Rooms
Tickets available via

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