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In the fleeting last days of the decade now known idiomatically as the ‘noughties’, it was easy to feel lost in a miasma of landfill indie bands and their truncated melodies. Against the glut of homogeneous indie pop however, Southampton trio Band of Skulls emerged as an antidote to the brittle noodling of their contemporaries. With this year marking the 10th anniversary of their renowned first full length album, Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, the band headline Newcastle’s Boiler Shop on Saturday 30th November to celebrate a decade of the album by playing it in its entirety.

The band, now consisting of Russel Marsden on vocals and guitar, and Emma Richardson on bass and backing vocals (drummer Matt Hayward left in 2017), arrived ready-formed with their distinctive, sharp blues sound. Their embrace of the grit and fuzz of the garage legacy left behind by the White Stripes and their attendant milieu saw the group propelled into the record collections of contemporary indie rock and old school garage fans alike, as showcased on album tracks like the blues stomp romp of I Know What I Am and the raucous crowd favourite Death By Diamonds And Pearls. This gig promises the band at their best, playing rock and roll, loud.

Band of Skulls play Boiler Shop, Newcastle on Saturday 30th November


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