Alberta Cross and Band Of Skulls unite again for electrifying single ‘Born In Amazement’

"We were channeling Bowie…And the Boss. Singing until our throats were like razor blades"
29 April 2024

Alberta Cross and Band Of Skulls, after the success of their debut collaboration Crooked House, have once again joined forces on their latest single Born In Amazement. Released via Dark Matter / Austral Media and distributed by Kartel Music Group, this ​fresh radio-ready rock tune is drenched with a summer breeze that will make you say, “Let’s kick off the summer season!”

Having first crossed paths in 2009, the bands’ serendipitous meetings over the years have culminated in this creative partnership. Fans of Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, and Queens of the Stone Age are sure to find something to embrace in this collaboration.

Produced by Russell Marsden, Marc MacNab-Jack, and Petter Ericson Stakee, Born In Amazement explores themes of optimism and wonder in a world often overshadowed by conflict and chaos.

Russell Marsden of Band Of Skulls reflects on the song’s inspiration, saying, “We were channeling Bowie…And the Boss. Singing until our throats were like razor blades. In a world full of conflict and chaos we try to remember we’re born with no hate in our hearts, and look at the world in wonder and amazement. Even if we lose our way, it’s worth searching for peace, fighting for love”.

Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross adds, “I love the sleazy upbeat glam feel of this one. Marc Bolan would have been proud. Once again very lush to be creating art with these two dudes. Lyrically I feel like it’s bang on where we’re at in the world. Too much damn evil and no compassion out there for your fellow humans. This song still feels hopeful though. Let love win. Let love in. I hope we get to play these songs together at a cool festival somewhere soon…They’re made for that joyous experience!”

Marc MacNab-Jack, drummer for both bands, shares his experience, “Tune two of the Alberta Cross and Band Of Skulls collaboration. This was a fun T-Rex, Bowie, Springsteen inspired mashup. Was super fun to make and felt great in the room with us all! Once again magic happened and we couldn’t be happier.”

The bands have announced a live date together at Southampton’s Papillion on May 31st, 2024. Tickets can be purchased through the following link: HERE

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LIVE DATES:
Alberta Cross:

22nd May 2024 – Uppsala, SWE – Katalin
23rd May 2024 – Stockholm, SWE, Kollektivet Livet
24th May 2024 – Göteborg, SWE, Skeppet
25th May 2024 – Helsingborg, SWE, The Tivoli
26th May 2024 – Copenhagen, DK, Ideal Bar
3rd August 2024 – Cádiz, ESP, Nosin Música Festival
31st August 2024 – On The Road Music Festival, Devon

Band Of Skulls:
31st May 2024 – Papillion, Southampton (Alberta Cross Supporting)