When you close your eyes and try to imagine what a new Band of Skulls single might sound like, I bet you’d be pretty close to conjuring up ‘We’re Alive‘.
Ahead of their imminent fifth album, Love Is All You Love, the Southampton duo have shared the new single. It’s got everything we’ve come to know and love from Band of Skulls: taught staccato riffs, punchy drums, a catchy chorus and a soaring guitar solo.
By all estimates, the tried and tested formula should be getting a bit tired after a decade, but the band are still able to make it sound fresh and exciting.
How do they do it? One can only guess, but simply being good songwriters is evidently a part of it, as is having a talent for intertwining rhythm and melody.
You can check out the video for ‘We’re Alive‘ below, and catch them on tour later this year.
11/04 – Central Hall, Southampton
12/04 – St Georges Church Brighton
14/04 – The Tramshed, Cardiff
15/04 – Komedia, Bath
16/04 – Islington Assembly Hall, London
17/04 – The Stoller Hall, Manchester
18/04 – St. Luke’s Church – Glasgow