Zildjian is delighted to welcome Matt Hayward, drummer of the UK band ‘Band of Skulls’ to our family of Worldwide Artists.
Band of Skulls are rock band from Southampton, consisting of Matt, Russell Marsden (guitar/vocals) and Emma Richardson (bass/vocals). They formed back in 2004 after meeting at college, although Matt and Russell are long-time school friends, playing together since they were 12 years old.
Their debut album was released exclusively on the iTunes Store with the track “I Know What I Am” chosen as an iTunes free single of the week. This track was then featured in the soundtrack for a TV Series called ‘Friday Night Lights, Volume 2’, and also appeared in the Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock video game. Another track ‘Friends’ was then included on movie ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack’.
Their songs have also been used for a Swatch TV ad, aired worldwide, as well as on TV shows and movies including Gossip Girl and Skins. Their music can also be heard on various Playstation video games.
Matt says “I’ve been using Zildjian cymbals for many years now; it all started with my dad’s old 60s cymbals, which I adored. They’ve always been my ‘go to’ cymbals”.
Matt’s current cymbal set-up is:
14” K HiHats (sometimes 14” K Custom Hi Hats)
19” K Dark Thin Crash
22” K Custom Medium Ride
19” K Custom Hybrid Crash
For more information on Matt and the Band Of Skulls, visit his Zildjian Artist Page.