“I hate the phrase ‘guitar music’. It’s not dead, it’s not breathing. It’s music. Everything that once was, will be again, in one shape or form”, smiles STRANGE BONES vocalist and commander Bobby Bentham, “Ever since I started writing, I’ve always loved the idea of exploring every single back alley I could. A korg prodigy or a matchbox guitar – if I can get a mad sound out of it, I’m going to use it”.His words ring true in STRANGE BONES latest offering, UNDERDOGS released today. At just two and a half minutes long, the track is seismic, capturing everything that the Blackpool band embodies – hard graft, unpredictability, frenzied and adrenaline-drenched stage presence, all whilst blurring the lines between venomous punk and crushingly heavy electronica.
Produced by Bobby, and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters), Underdogs features guest vocals from Jess Allanic of Calva Louise. It follows previous single Napalm Über Alles, which landed plaudits from BBC Radio 1, Clash, Radio X, Rock Sound, Gigwise. Both features on forthcoming EP BLITZ PART 2due 10th April, the sequel and evil twin to last year’s Blitz Part 1 (KKKK – Kerrang!).
Bobby explains, “Underdogs is a paradox, a reaction to the contradictions found within a broken system that’s set up for us to fall on our faces. It’s like playing Texas holdem with your leg in a bear trap. This second instalment of Blitz part two is the embodiment of my disillusionment towards an industry of takers, a narcissistic yet empowering viewpoint on life and its troubles”.
STRANGE BONES have spent much of 2020 on the road, with a sold out UK headline tour. Not ones to slow down, the band are raring to get back on the road, announcing a handful of shows in May alongside The Great Escape festival.
May 06 – London, The 100 Club
May 07 – Manchester, Gorilla
May 10 – Glasgow, King Tut’s
May 11 – Dublin, The Road To Great Escape
May 15 – Brighton, The Great Escape
STRANGE BONES collectively grew up on an awe-inspiring diet of punk rock, with brothers Bobby, Jack (guitars) and Will (bass) glued to punk gigs recorded to VHS tapes by their parents under their bracket Jettisoundz/Visionary. Hypnotised by performances from the likes of Black Flag and UK Subs, the sense of community and full-throttle energy is something the band endeavour to recreate at their notoriously ferocious live shows. Highlights include support to Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Yonaka and Cabbage, alongside Reading and Leeds, Isle Of Wight, Download, TRNSMT and 2000 Trees.
Armed with an EP that hits like Tyson, an unquenchable thirst for second-to-none live shows, STRANGE BONES are shaking things up, with a sound that is undeniably exciting.
BLITZ PART 2
NAPALM ÜBER ALLES