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are the riffs in Band of skulls latest single Himalayan, taken from the album of the same title. It looks like supporting Queens of the Stone Age has worked out well for these guys, very well indeed, and the riffs in the latest track sound like Josh Homme’s dirtiest laugh…or something. The track is confident and it is right to be. As they set out to cement themselves into the rock scene, Himalayan is an example of their sparkle and ability to commandeer the use of air guitars.

The album is a different turn for the Southampton based threesome, from the opening chord they dip into a smorgasbord of rock and artistic influences throughout the album. The vocals are acerbic throughout with Emma and Russell combined, all that’s left now is to see what new kinds of pizzazz they’re bringing to their live performances, with their appearance on Later Live with Jools Holland…

29th October- Dublin Academy, Dublin, UK
30th October- Limelight 2, Belfast, UK
1st November- Riverside, Newcastle, UK
2nd November- Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, UK
3rd November- Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
5th November- O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
6th November- Library/institute, Birmingham, UK
7th November- O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
8th November- Guildhall, Southampton, UK
9th November- Guildhall, Brighton, UK
12th November- Lemon Grove, Exeter, UK
14th November- Eventim Apollo, London, UK