Band of Skulls
The band consists of Russell Marsden (guitar, vocals), Emma Richardson (bass, vocals), and Matt Hayward (drums), who formed a band after they all met in college. Initially, they played at night clubs in the greater London area and recorded some demos under the name of Fleeing New York before changing their name to Band of Skulls in November 2008. Their debut album Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, distributed by Shangri-La Music, was released exclusively on the iTunes Store on March 6, 2009, followed by a general release on March 20. The track "I Know What I Am" was chosen as iTunes' free Single of the Week to coincide with the digital release. The song was also chosen to be part of a soundtrack for a television series; it is the sixth track on "Friday Night Lights, Volume 2", which was released on May 4th, 2010. The band's single "Friends", which was a cast-off from Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, was included on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack in November 2009. On March 23rd, 2010, the Band of Skulls released "Friends-EP", which includes the studio-recorded version of "Friends", a live version, and a music video of the song. They have played at the SXSW Festival in early 2010, and have spread their music even more. They toured the Midwest in March in support of the BRMC, or the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. In April of 2010, they toured in the U.S. and Canada. And currently, they are playing in England in May 2010, including a sold-out show at the London Electric Ballroom. On June 28th 2010 they supported the Dead Weather at the Roundhouse in London.