So my first post has to be about the Band of Skulls because my life has been revolving around them lately, supposedly. I didn’t really mean for it to happen, but when a band is so fucking good I can’t really pass up the opportunity to go see a show. I was first introduced to them because I had a friend tell me about the Alabama Shakes many years ago, and so I was on Spotify months ago (best thing ever created) and was sorting through bands to find similar ones and Band Of Skulls was right on the pin. I listened to “Light of the Morning” and it of course got me hooked, hence my sick obsession at this point. I have to say they have an amazing cohesion while they play on stage. They have a special energy that keeps them all together, in time, in the moment, and musically on point at all times. I have to say the big musical drops, and changes in rhythm are what get me most.
The catchy lines like “Sour by the minute but you’re sweeter by the hour”, “You’re just like the rest of those girls, their all death by diamonds and pearls,” Cold fame in my brain but its okay cause I know its the best for me”, Something good, a little trouble in your neighborhood, or understanding that you’re understood”, You’re not pretty but you’ve got it goin’ on,” “baby darling doll face honey I don’t mean to cause you worry”. Every song has a catchy but relatable line that you can define for yourself. You know its good when you can relate and sing along.
I went to their show at Webster Hall thanks to @rockthevote and met the band after. I chatted with Russell about his obsession with Gretch Falcons and their growing up as a band in Southhampton, England. I had to attend to their show on 3/27 at MHW because they were that good, and I cannot wait to see them again. Considering their bass player is a bad-ass chick, she ran the ship. I dig them. They are perfect with their harmonies and they have a perfect blend of hard rock, soft head banger, simplistic melodies, unexpected pickups, with amazing bass lines and a dynamic drummer.
I have to say I can’t pick one album over another. They are both timeless. Sweet Sour is solid, Rick Rubin would most definitely approve (or maybe he already has)? If you ever get the chance to see them live, its worth it and I most likely will be there to share the love.
We Are Augustines, the band that is touring with them is also awesome and have to give the lead singer credit for being one of the most energetic, passionate performers i’ve seen in a long time. And…who doesn’t like a good nord action?