British rockers Band of Skulls are back with a new album, new tunes and a brand new video out today for their single “Cool your battles.”
I first discovered Band of Skulls a few years back and quickly became addicted to their debut album Baby Darling Dollface Honey (2009). I played that record incessantly and even learned a couple of the songs on bass (badly). I had the pleasure of interviewing them and seeing them live a time or two, and they are the realest of real deals. Now Band of Skulls are back with their 5th album, Love Is All You Love (produced by Richard X), dropping on April 12 via So Recordings (and available for pre-order here). Today we’re sharing the first single from that album, “Cool your battles”. The theme of the single is to make love, not war, a concept in much need of spreading these days.
Of the video, the band says, “We wanted to make three videos that seamlessly brought our three very different singles together. Working with our director Nate Camponi, we shot it in 48hrs in Manchester. Fight scenes, hypnotic raves and real emotion play out as we provide the soundtrack. It’s all about the energy and the message of the music. Tough and tender. Real but epic.”
“I’ve always loved Band of Skulls, so the opportunity to make a video with Emma and Russell was really exciting,” adds Camponi. “The idea came straight from the track. Cool Your Battles has such a beautifully sombre sound but then hits you with these massive euphoric sections that switch the mood seamlessly. As I thought about it, a riot turning into a rave seemed like a great way to unite a crowd of people, a sort of play on that old idea that ‘if everyone just partied together, we’d all be fine.’ And the thought that this big cross section of characters could all rave together after spending two minutes tearing each other to pieces was quite a cool image to me.”
And here it is, the video for “Cool your battles”
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