Blackpool’s Strange Bones new EP Blitz Pt2 will be released Friday 28 February 2020. The EP succeeds Blitz Part 1, which was released earlier last year.
The EP is a sonic hybrid of venomous punk and crushing electronica that takes the Strange Bones blueprint to new heights, and is nothing short of innovative madness.
As a taster of what to expect, Strange Bones recently released single Napalm Über Alles. Vocalist Bobby Bentham talking about the track explains “Napalm is about our reliance on algorithmic happiness and the negative effects of building ourselves cyberspace utopias in the palm of our hands, a contradictory escape from bleak realities”
Consisting of brothers Bobby, Jack (guitars) and Will Bentham (bass), along with lifelong friend drummer Stuart Newburn. Strange Bones collectively grew up on an awe-inspiring diet of punk rock, with their parents being one of the first to film punk gigs to VHS tapes under the name Jettisoundz/Visionary (distributed by Rough Trade, and eventually bought out by Cherry Red Records).
Hypnotised by performances from the likes of Black Flag and UK Subs, the sense of community combined with blistering energy is something Strange Bones 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.
“I grew up on everything from Black Flag to The Meteors – my parents saw to that. It was when I was leaving high school I began playing about with electronic music, mainly jungle and dubstep. I moved to Leeds a few years after that and started producing and DJing electronic music, and eventually started toying with the idea of mixing the punk with the electronic. It’s taken years to get here, but here we fucking go!” Bobby shares “I hate the phrase ‘guitar music. It’s not dead, it’s not breathing, its just fucking music. Everything that once was, will be again, in one shape or form. Ever since I started writing music, 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. Jungle to blues, acid to punk, its just fucking music”
Armed with an EP that really hits and an unquenchable thirst for live shows, Strange Bones are ready to shake things up. You can check out all this as the band are currently on tour as follows:
Thursday 6 February The Horn, St Albans
Friday 7 February Sunbird Records, Darwen
Saturday 8 February The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent
Sunday 9 February The Fulford Arms, York
Wednesday 6 May 100 Club, London
Thursday 7 May Gorilla, Manchester
Sunday 10 May The Road To The Great Escape, Glasgow
Monday 11 May The Road To The Great Escape, Dublin