Artist: Band of Skulls
Album: Baby Darling Doll Face
File Under: Indie Rock
Recommended if You Like: The Kills, anything Jack White influenced – White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather
Boy, catching up on the mountains of email in my mailbox really paid off this weekend. Namely in the discovery of this hot little London-based three piece calling themselves Band of Skulls and their debut album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey. It’s been on heavy rotation ever since. Their sound smacks heavily of that stripped down garage rock sound, tinged with a little of that 70s inspired rock vibe I love so much. And the vocal play between Russell Marsden (guitar & vocals), Emma Richardson (bass & vocals) definitely evoke images of not only the White Stripes but also Jack White’s new venture, Dead Weather, featuring The Kills’ vocalist Allison Mosshart. Especially on tracks like ‘Death by Diamonds and Pearls‘, ‘I Know What I Am’ and ‘Blood’.
Luckily for all of us San Franciscans, Band of Skulls will be performing at this week’s The Rumble on June 3 at Harlot. Oh, and did I mention it’s free? Just RSVP here.