Acclaimed British rock band Band Of Skulls will release their fifth album ‘Love Is All You Love’ on April 12th 2019 via So Recordings. The follow-up to 2016’s ‘By Default’, the new album was produced by Richard X, who also co-wrote four of the tracks. The euphoric lead single ‘Cool Your Battles’ is available to stream now and as an instant grat with album pre-orders.
“An anti war cry for our turbulent times,” say Band Of Skulls of the new single. “All the energy we spend fighting amongst ourselves can be used to do something positive, something real. So don’t forget to go out, to fall in love and to feel alive.”
‘Love Is All You Love’ was recorded in London’s Miloco Studios, The Smoakstack studio in Nashville. And also in the Southampton studio of Band Of Skulls founder members’ Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals) and Emma Richardson (bass, vocals).
Following the amicable departure of drummer Matt Hayward, Russell and Emma started the writing process for the record in 2017. And quickly accumulated a host of new songs. It was a free and experimental process mixing electronic and live instruments, working quickly, getting ideas down, then moving on.
“This record is tough and tender with a rebellious spirit,” say Emma and Russell. “It is a positive record. It looks to what is possible and how a little love and human kindness can help bring about positive change.
We drew on personal experiences, changes in our situation. And couldn’t help but be affected by what has been going on in the world politically, culturally and environmentally. Attempting to overcome that sometimes powerless feeling by creating and connecting with people and making something new.”