Downbeat, haunting vocals.” – 8/10 Classic Rock – Everett True“A straight shooter of an album that doesn’t let down” Ghettoblaster Magazine“A great comeback” La Caverna
“NY cult band still have fire in their bellies” The Wee Review
“Party Zero is a contemporary protest record in a noise rock suit” Luminous Dash
“Live Skull stands for dark sounding noise rock where distortion and power chords rule the roost” Muzic Scene
ABOUT LIVE SKULL
The first phase of the group spanned the 80s. Mark C and Tom Paine met in San Francisco and relocated to the big, filthy apple at the start of the decade, their ears still ringing to No New York, Brian Eno’s epochal survey of the city’s bruising No Wave scene. But while they loved noise, the duo were also in love with British post-punk: Gang Of Four, Joy Division, Wire and The Fall. “We wanted to put New York’s wild, noisy guitar thing with this music that was more atmospheric, more intriguing, more melodic.” Looking for a ‘punk-funk’ guitarist to play with, they learned that no guitarist existed yet that fit the bill, so they became those guitarists themselves. The group pushed boundaries while also proving a more complex, subtle proposition than many of their contemporaries. “We wanted to make songs people would want to listen to, rather than just have the loudest, biggest guitars,” says Mark.