NEW SINGLE THE DEVIL TAKES CARE OF HIS OWN
TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM SWEET SOUR, OUT FEB 24TH 2012
When Southampton’s Band Of Skulls played a sold-out gig at London’s Forum in October 2010, it was a performance befitting a band honed by two years of constant touring, their sun-kissed melodies sweeter than ever, their riffs heavier and dirtier. Late in 2010, faced with the prospect of beginning work on their as-yet untitled second album, they stole away to a remote studio in rural Norfolk with nothing but each other, their instruments and some strong red wine for company.
January brought a new perspective and a new location – the trio returned to the cradle of their first album, their home studio in Southampton. “It’s a tiny little room, but there’s something about it,” says the drummer. “If you can make something sound good in there, it’ll sound good anywhere.”
The creative juices soon started flowing, and the three songwriters – Marsden, Hayward and Richardson – were collaborating more fully than ever before. Scraps of melodies, lyrics and riffs fell into place, and complete songs began to emerge: the slow-burning album opener Sweet Sour, rockers Lies and The Devil Takes Care Of His Own.
Chosen as the first single, Band Of Skulls’ The Devil Takes Care of His Own, is out through Liberator Music/[PIAS] in Australia.
A rather unique kung-fu themed video has also been produced to accompany the single. The video can be viewed here:
The single is taken from the bands’ forthcoming album entitled Sweet Sour which is out in February 24TH 2012.
The 10-track album was recorded at Rockfield studios in Wales with producer Ian Davenport and mixed in Los Angeles by Nick Launay (Nick Cave / PIL / Yeah Yeah Yeahs).