Band of Skulls – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey (2009)

Stu’s Album of the month for February

Given the raw bluesy-rock guitars and male\female vocals on this album it’s easy to compare Band of Skulls to The White Stripes. A comparison they probably wouldn’t be too disappointed to hear. Mix in a smattering of Black Keys and BRMC and I think this makes for a pretty decent debut from the Southampton trio.

Death By Diamonds & Pearls and I Know What I Am (I think I first heard this on an iTunes\iPod advert) provide the anthems for the album, but Honest and Cold Flame provide a nice change of pace. Their follow up album is released next week which I’ll definitely be purchasing in the hope that it’s as good as this debut.

There’s nothing ground breaking here, just good old Blues Rock played the way it should be. What do you think?


5 thoughts on “Band of Skulls – Baby Darling Doll Face Honey (2009)

  1. I quite liked this album (never heard them before)…who says the British don’t do Blues. I’ve always been a fan of the White Stripes and Black Keys so was always going to appeal!!

    The drummer is definitely an improvement on Meg White and female vocals are definitely much better.

    Some tracks are crying out for a big heavy base line but raging guitars always work for me. Stand Out tracks: Death by Diamonds and Pearls & Cold Fame.

  2. Cheers Stu. Love it. Not been off the iPod all week. Not quite sure how I’d never heard of them before. I reckon they’re kind of what The Dead Weather should have been like. Maybe they are – I’ve not listened to their stuff too much.

    Very catchy stuff. Death by Diamonds & Pearls and Patterns are the ones that go around in my head.

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