From finding a spot on this year’s SXSW line-up to releasing their third studio album, the British three-piece has an exciting few months ahead.
Originating in Southampton, UK, Band of Skulls began playing shows in 2008. The band, who formerly performed under the name Fleeing New York, is composed of Matt Hayward, Russell Marsden, and Emma Richardson. Having been on several tours and opening for big name rock acts Muse and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Band of Skulls has built an impressive resumé within the past few years. Adding to the list, the trio is set to play this year’s SXSW again this year, as well as release their new album titled Himalayan.
After playing the Texas music fest, Band of Skulls is heading out on an international tour to promote the new album. As a part of the US leg of tour, they are playing the 9:30 Club on Monday, April 28, and we’re giving away a pair of tickets.
Himalayan is the follow-up to the band’s 2011 release Sweet Sour. As Band of Skulls’ third album, Himalayan is the cultivation of the band’s successes musically and lyrically. Of the album, guitarist and vocalist Russell Marsden said, “This album feels like a coming of age record for the band because of the confidence in it. We really know our own sound now.”
To cure the case of the Mondays by winning tickets to see Band of Skulls at the 9:30 Club on Monday, April 28, leave a comment below with the name of your favorite musical trio. Mine would have to be Blink-182.
One winner will be chosen at noon a week from today, Monday, March 17! Tickets are still available.