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REVIEW: Band Of Skulls – ‘Love Is All You Love’ (SO / Silver Screen)

Bringing in electro-pop producer Richard X for their fifth album ‘Love Is All You Love’ was a necessary but not entirely successful attempt at change for Band Of Skulls.

LIVE PREVIEW: Band Of Skulls @ Stylus, Leeds University Union, 20/10/2016

Southampton-based trio Band Of Skulls are heading up north next Thursday in the first of their seven UK dates this October. Playing Leeds University’s Stylus, the band’s much-anticipated tour follows the release of their fourth album, By Default. Russell and co. seem to have an affinity with Leeds, returning to the city after their appearance at Live at Leeds in April, where they secured (and fulfilled) a spot just behind

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REVIEW: Band Of Skulls – ‘By Default’ (BMG)

by Ollie Rankine Earlier this year, Band Of Skulls fans were left in state of eager anticipation after guitar and vocalist, Russell Marsden labelled their upcoming fourth record, By Default “a new era”, having spent the best part of decade dwelling in the hinterlands of British rock. Choosing the unusual setting of a central Baptist church to facilitate the Southampton trio’s busy rehearsal schedule, the forecast for By Default appeared to

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