The Band of Skulls are from Southampton England. I wonder if that’s another gloomy, dreary place in England – or the one geographical location on the island where the sun actually shines through on a near daily basis. This magnificent band formed in 2004. They are known to be blues and grunge rock band. The members include Russell Marsden on guitar and vocals, Emma Richardson on bass guitar (sings sometimes as well), and Matt Hayward on drums. These fine mates met in college.
This band was called Fleeing New York before they became Band of Skulls. Which makes sense since Southampton is across the pond from New York. But ironic at the same time since they were never from New York. On the year of our Lord 2008, Fleeing New York changed their name to Band of Skulls.
These guys have had some success on iTunes – they made it to the prestigious “Single of the Week” for the tune “I Know What I Am”. Wow what a weird age. They have also played South by Southwest in Austin Texas (SXSW). They also covered a Rolling Stones song called “Sympathy for the Devil” – and people seemed to like it.