Watch Band of Skulls Strip Garage-Blues Bare for SXSW Live Session

Two new tracks from 'Himalayan' plus interview

Cynthia Orgel WRITTEN BY
Cynthia Orgel

Back in March, British trio Band of Skulls played a stripped-down set for On-Airstreaming, an interview-and-performance video series that operates out of Austin. Singer-guitarist Russell Marsden and singer-bassist Emma Richardson delivered their signature mix of acidic-sweet boy-girl vocals for "Nightmares" and "Asleep at the Wheel," two highlights from the band's recently released third LP, Himalayan. Marsden and Richardson both played acoustic guitar for the subdued twofer, as did drummer Matt Hayward.

Now, the good folks at On-Airstreaming have shared footage of the intimate live session. Find "Nightmares" above and "Asleep at the Wheel" below, followed by an interview with Band of Skulls, in which they discuss appearing on late-night TV, being featured on Guitar Hero, and more.

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