Band of Skulls
02/03/2012 | Wulfrun Hall
Plus Broken Hands
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Band of Skulls have announced details of a U.K. tour in February / March 2012. This follows their forthcoming show at London's Heaven on 20th October. The Heaven show sold-out within minutes of going on sale in July.
The band have also announced plans to release the first single from their, as yet un-titled, second album. The Devil Takes Care Of His Own will be released through Electric Blues Recordings on Monday 4th December 2011 and will be available as a download and as a limited 7" picture disc. A rather unique kung-fu themed video has also been produced to accompany the single. The band's second album was recorded at Rockfield studios in Wales with producer Ian Davenport and mixed in Los Angeles and New York by Nick Launey (Nick Cave / PIL / Yeah Yeah Yeahs). It is due for release in early 2012. BROKEN HANDS BIO: Broken Hands are Dale Norton, Callum Norton, Thomas Ford & Jamie Darby. A band who herald from Kent and play a raw alternative-indie-blues which belies their youthful age, they formed a very very short time ago and even though they have grown up and had already been playing music together in Canterbury on an off since their early teens it was their fascination with the Blues and their sheer love of playing and watching live music that has bought them even closer together in recent months, the result of a few loose jams in a local rehearsal studio was all it took to realise that the time had come to practice exactly what they preach and love... So weirdly that is exactly what they have done!!
Their name came from a character in a classic Western film called 'White Feather' (they all love Westerns.....) it was the perfect fit for the new sound and the freedom they had found when playing. Broken Hands have now recorded their debut single "Brother" with the amazing Edwyn Collins on production duties and it will released via Edwyn's own brand new label AED Records on 3rd October on a very limited 7" and download only.
As well as being one the most exciting live acts to come from Kent in living memory (and selling out their debut London show on August 2011 at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town despite only having a handful of shows under their belts) Broken Hands also run and are the brains behind cult Canterbury club night 'Hoochie Coochie" which packs in both fans and friends alike, pulling hundreds of like minded people together to celebrate music, guest live acts and everything that is good about living !!! http://www.brokenhands.co.uk