Unwrapped: Band of Skulls
With a new single, 'The Devil Takes Care of His Own', out now and a headline show at Brixton Academy recently announced for December 7 we thought it was about time we caught up with Emma from Band of Skulls...
'The Devil Takes care of His Own' is a good example of how the band write, all the different sections came from different people. Usually we write in rehersal time, and then nail the performance in the studio. Recording performance is a big deal for us. For this album we experimented with bigger studio spaces for that bigger live sound to be on record. I think in the future we'll aim to be a bit grittier.
Performace is paramount though, we're happy to leave dud notes in. We like to play off each other; try and capture the feeling in the room.
Our influences are the classics, Hendrix, Zeppelin, The Stones. I really like the Chess Records stuff as well.
In terms of new bands I really like Broken Head and Savages.
We've got the UK tour at the end of the year, hopefully we'll be playing around with some new material, perhaps recording some demos later in the year. We've been playing a lot recently, it's great to be playing out doors again. Our show at Brixton Academy has just been announced as well, that is a massive deal, that's one of those things you aim for when you first start out as a band.