Blackpool’s Strange Bones have been released their latest offering. The track Underdogs features guest vocals from Jess Allanic of Calva Louise.
Strange Bones spent the start of 2020 on the road, with a sold out UK headline tour. However, the band are raring to get back on the road and have announced a handful of shows in May. As well as an appearance at The Great Escape Festival .
“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”, explains the bands 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”.
At just two and a half minutes long, the track is seismic, capturing everything that the band embodies – hard graft, unpredictability, frenzied and adrenaline-drenched stage presence, all whilst blurring the lines between venomous punk and crushingly heavy electronica. You can check the track out for yourself here.
Produced by Bobby, and mixed by Adrian Bushby (Muse, Foo Fighters), Underdogs, follows previous single Napalm Über Alles, which landed plaudits from BBC Radio 1, Clash and Rock Sound. Both tracks feature on the forthcoming EP Blitz Part 2 due for release on 10 April 2020, the sequel and evil twin to last year’s Blitz Part 1.
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 hold-em 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 UK Tour takes place as follows:
Wednesday May 06 – London, The 100 Club
Thursday May 07 – Manchester, Gorilla
Friday May 10 – Glasgow, King Tut’s
Saturday May 11 – Dublin, The Road To Great Escape
Friday May 15 – Brighton, The Great Escape