In the Post #6: Band of Skulls – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey

By on Tuesday, 5th May 2009 at 12:00 pm

Band of Skulls (cover)Things have moved pretty quickly for Band of Skulls recently. Hailing from Southampton, they earnt an amazing reputation with a series of club nights in Southampton and London.

I don’t really know how to describe them if I’m honest – sounding at times like The Subways and others like some sort of Led Zep / Deep Purple influenced stuff your dad might have listened to in the 60s or 70s, it’s both everything you’ve heard before and completely different.

Made even stronger by the leading duo of Russell and Emma who share lead vocal duties, it seems whilst there may only be three of them, they truly are greater than they should be on paper. At times Russell moves towards sounding like Mick Jagger, which is no bad thing.

Closing the album with “Cold Fame”, Russell takes a melodic, melancholic turn for last song of the night territory – can’t say this is completely a bad thing, but it certainly isn’t my favourite track of the collection.

Winston from Winstons Zen recently did a much better introduction to Band of Skulls – check it out here.

Band of Skulls’ debut album, Baby Darling Doll Faced Honey is out now (iTunes / Amazon). If you want to catch a listen to their album before its released, head on over to their website where they’re streaming the whole album for free.

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