Band of Skulls took the stage this Father’s Day to promote their latest album By Default, released a little less than a month ago. Fans who purchased the album were given two wristbands to see the guest performance tucked away in the back of the shop, which was probably a real plus to those who weren’t expecting to see the Band of Skulls themselves. All the way from Southampton, England, Russell Marsden, Emma Richardson, and Matt Hayward essentially chilled with a group of their fans in the back of a record shop. The simple setting, small gathering, and lack of drums turned what I expected to be a loud indie rock jam into a heartfelt acoustic performance. Their relaxed pace and chatter about the holiday set the tone for a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon, though I’m looking forward to hearing their more gritty and bluesy sound next time they’re in town.
Indiana Kuffer is DMNDR’s newest contributor from NYC. Look out for more of his posts as he takes over the city this Summer!