Band of Skulls turned out to be the opening act for the Black Keys at the O2 in Dublin on Wednesday night. Having seen the Black Keys at the Tennents Vital Festival on Tuesday, and loving every minute, it would be great to get the best possible place in the O2. So ending up right against the barrier at the front, and not having heard the Band of Skulls before, being this close was hopefully going to be a bonus. The three of them walked onto the sparsely equipped stage at 8.00 pm, the spotlights beamed down onto Russell Marsden (guitar and vocals) and Emma Richardson (bass and vocals) at the front of the stage, and on Matt Hayward (drums) seated at the back. Right from the off the crystal clear sound grabbed hold of the crowd, and held them in their moody grip right through the set, which seemed to fly by. The raucous masses loved them, definitely a band to look out for in the future !
A few of the photos came out okay :
This track is called Sweet Sour :