In the Post #117: Band of Skulls preview new song ‘Be Mine’

By on Thursday, 9th January 2014 at 12:00 pm

About 2 weeks ago, we were treated to the anything but a ‘Sweet Sour’ follow-up to Band of Skulls’ aforementioned 2011 record, bonus single, ‘Be Mine’. It hardly starts in true, chug-a-lug-ing Band of Skulls format, with a lingering guitar solo from Russell Marsden building in to the twin harmonies of Marsden and bassist Emma Richardson, underscored by an old school piano melody. The song builds like the back drop to a love scene from a an old western, and I felt the first time that I was walking into an old saloon bar, as the two harmonised, “hit me with your love, be mine / all our future’s in the balance”.

The time signature smacks of an old school waltz for the first 2 minutes, floating aimlessly around an empty saloon bar.

Then BOOM. “Hit me with your love babe!” And the Band of Skulls, we’ve grown to love over the past four and a half years pumps in to action, shredding an insatiable riff underneath the franticness of Marsden and Richardson’s vocals. Suddenly, it’s a jolt of life into the slow burning track, which will be appearing on the band’s next full-length album as an iTunes exclusive bonus track for the 31st of March release of ‘Himalaya’. As a taster of the alt-folky goodness we’re in store for, ‘Be Mine’ is a nice build up, as we see in the video a hint of the studio playfulness that has gone in to the new album.

I, for one, can’t wait.

Watch the video for ‘Be Mine’, the latest from Southampton band Band of Skulls, below.


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9th January 2014

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