The Sugarmill in Stoke on Trent was the venue for the show, and it was packed to the rafters- a real throwback to a simpler time; when real bands, played real venues, in front of real fans.


Band Of Skulls‘ new material has seemingly taken a new twist, with the addition of a new percussion and sampler section for their live shows; it’s amazing to watch how the new addition fits perfectly into the older material, bringing a subtle yet fresh and interesting sound to the bands usual stripped back, raw style.


The band have the confidence and maturity of an act heading into their fourth studio release, they sound slick and tight on stage and they are obviously relishing the surroundings of a smaller, more intimate venue, the guys feeding off the energy of a crowd that is virtually on top and surrounding them. ‘Sweet Sour’ was a favourite of ours, and it came across even better live at The Sugarmill, a venue that seemed to suit the power and attitude of not only that one song, but the whole Band Of Skulls set.


Band Of Skulls are on tour until November (2016), where they wrap things up at The Engine Rooms in Southampton on the 17th. Their new album By Default is out 27th May.