Under Covers of Darkness (free show)

Band of Skulls

with Demob Happy
October 5 @ 9:00 pm ( Doors: 8:00 pm )
La Santa
All Ages
Band of Skulls

Band of Skulls who released their last album, ‘By Default’, in May 2016 return with two UK shows, new music ready to release and an album completed and ready for the world in 2019.


After a year of extensive worldwide touring in support of By Default the band announced that founding member and drummer Matt Hayward had left the band. Since then the remaining duo, Emma Richardson & Russell Marsden, re-energized, re-grouped and worked on a number of collaborative projects culminating in working with producer Richard X on new material.


The first track, Carnivorous, will be released shortly followed by further tracks and the new album in 2019.


The band have recently collaborated with Mikky Ekko on a cover version for Amazon & also on another soon to be announced project which is released Jan ’19.

Demob Happy

Grunge/psych rock band Demob Happy formed in their hometown of Newcastle, U.K. in 2008, but it wasn't until they moved their operation south to the creatively open city of Brighton, in 2011, that they began to flourish. Operating out of the Nowhere Man Café that they partially owned, Matt Marcantonio (bassist, lyricist, lead singer), Tom Armstrong (drummer, vocalist), Matt Renforth (guitar, vocals), and Adam Godfrey (guitar, vocals) set about gaining a reputation for their raucous live shows and freewheeling spirit.

In 2015, with a wealth of material accrued since their formation, they took a break from city life and isolated themselves in a wi-fi-free Welsh cottage. During that time they tightened up their existing material and wrote additional tracks, which formed the basis for their debut album, Dream Soda; they claimed it was a concept album based on a theme of consumerism. To release the album they partnered with label SO Recordings and ventured to Eastbourne's Echo Zoo Studios, where friend and producer Christoph Skirl took care of the final mixes. In support of Dream Soda, they embarked on a European tour and the U.K. festival trail, which included a slot at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2015. By the end of 2016 Demob Happy became a three-piece, with Renforth taking his leave just before they embarked on a U.K. tour with Tigercub. The first single from the newly streamlined group came in the form of their 2017 single "Dead Dreamers."