Perfect for anyone who likes a bit of everything. Razor blade electronics and abrasive guitars.
Strange Bones is a British band, Bobby Bentham (Vox/ Guitar/ Songwriter/ Production), Jack Bentham (Guitar), Will Bentham (Bass), Nathan Sanderson (Drums) forming in 2015 from the seaside town of Blackpool . With a sound that effortlessly weaves between genres – owing as much to punk rock as they do drum and bass – and one of the most exciting live shows on the planet, Strange Bones are an underground sensation primed to explode.
The Bentham brothers – Bobby, Jack and Will – were surrounded by instruments and loud music as children and have been playing together for over a decade. Their parents filmed live shows for a living, capturing the cathartic intensity of genre defining acts such as Black Flag and UK Subs.
Part of a rowdy emerging scene in the Lancashire seaside town, the band’s EP, Blitz Part 2 has been bigged up by the likes of Kerrang and BBC Radio 1, while CLASH described the band as ‘hitting harder than lightning’.
Strange Bones is a barrage of everything from Punk to trap to hip-hop and electronica. The result is a cutting-edge mix of distorted guitars and bone-crushingly heavy sub-bass, all held together by Bentham’s manic vocal delivery and biting social commentary.
On December 4th, Strange Bones released NINE LIVES, a track co-written with Calva Louise, after both bands recently signed with the American label FRKST, an imprint of 300 Entertainment run by Johnny Stevens, Highly Suspect frontman.
Q & A.
FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN’T HEARD OF YOU BEFORE, DESCRIBE YOUR BAND IN ONE SENTENCE:
Bobby: Hells elevator music.
Will: Punk n bass organised chaos.
Nathan: Acid trip breakbeat fun.
Jack: Party at the end of the world
I take influence from everything punk, to drum and bass, and all in between. But I often find musical influence comes from places I wouldn’t usually expect, like a film soundtrack, or a situation.
SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS:
I take a lot of influence from The Prodigy. I went through a phase of writing, where whenever I was putting a melody down it always ended up sounding like ‘Breathe’. It got so frustrating that I had to listen to a Mozart vinyl box set for 2 days straight to wash my mind of all things acid synth lines.
YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE UK:
Bootleg Social – Blackpool
WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE INSPIRED. HOW ABOUT YOU ?
Our parents spent the last 40 years filming punk bands, so we grew up around punks and skins, which definitely inspired us a lot. I like to take bits of style from various subcultures. I fell in love with creepers when we used to watch Goldblade as kids!