To The Bones set to Release New EP | AAA Music
aaamusic | On 12, Oct 2010
In a world where riffs are king and master, TO THE BONES are essential. Hailing from glamorous Bolton, the four-piece clash together a feral mix of hooks, melody and feedback, like The Pixies covering Motorhead, or Kyuss attempting a ‘pop’ record. A straight ahead nasty mix of dark and angry scuzz rock, the band return to the fray on November 22nd with their brand new four track ‘Astral Magic’ EP, produced by Sean Genockey (Reuben, The Futureheads, Baddies, Tom McRae).
Having spent the past 4/5 months in deep hibernation writing and recording the EP (coming out everY now and again for an incendiary live show here and there), the band drew on a massive range of inspiration and influences for the new material, including Nirvana, Qotsa, Pixies, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Manic Street Preachers, At The Drive In, Deftones, Weezer, Sonic Youth, Motorhead and Black Sabbath. We really could just keep going though. Live wise, TO THE BONES will be embarking on a monstrous UK tour in NOV/DEC to support the release of the ‘Astral Magic’ EP. Dates TBA in the coming week, as well as information on European dates in early 2011 as well.
In July, the band released a double A-side made up of the scuzzed-up fuzzed-out melody of ‘Sonic Mammoth’ and the terrifying aural assault of ‘Sharkie’s Bone Symphony’. They received airplays from Zane Lowe (who also invited them down to play at his TV show pilot at Air Studios) and Bruce Dickinson at the BBC and were invited to record an Xfm session for John Kennedy. The NME, Rock Sound and The Fly wrote nice things about them (including a full page NME Radar piece). Even MTV2 noticed what was going on, playing the band’s video on 120 Minutes and Headbanger’s Ball. Having heard about the building buzz, producer Dave Eringa (Manics, Idlewild, Ash) offered his services to the band for free. In 24 hours, the band recorded and mixed their second Medici Records single. Entitled Rex, and released on September 29th, it’s a hypnotic, mesmerising blend of crushing riffs and tribal, chanted melody.
All current confirmed headline dates are:
SEPTEMBER 28TH @ THE BULL AND GATE – LONDON
OCTOBER 23RD @ SWN FESTIVAL: CARDIFF ARTS INSTITUTE – WALES.
NOVEMBER 24TH @ THE BLACK HEART CAMDEN, LONDON – EP LAUNCH
Download a track: http://soundcloud.com/top-button-digital/to-the-bones-y-h-f
Hear it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz78-FW9fbI