Band Spotlight: Strange Bones

By April 30, 2019 Band, Listen, Spotlight

In our latest band spotlight, and ahead of their UK tour, we chat to vocalist Bobby Bentham about new music, and other shit.

S] Yo dude, how are you doing today?

Hello! I cannot complain, life is good!

S] Do you still find motivation in your surroundings in Blackpool nowadays? 

There is something beautiful and decrepit about seaside towns, a sense of magic in the air, mixed with the smell of crack. Blackpool has a character which is hard to figure out, sometimes I am provided with motivation, sometimes sucked into a black hole.

S] How do you look back at the success of stuff like ‘Snakepit’ and ‘Slug City’ now?

People dig it, i dig it. That’s all that matters to me.

S] What made you wanna meld genres more on your new stuff like ‘Vicious’? 

We’ve always been heavy into electronic music. It’s more exciting and fun for me as a songwriter to bring in as many different influences and styles as possible, with it still sounding like Strange Bones.

S] What motivates you outside of music now, think movies, people and places for example?

Aimlessly wondering cities and travelling on trains is a good way for me to write.

S] How do you define success as a band?

For me success is having the opportunity to create freely, if that was taken from me i would be nothing. Success is owning what you do, in a way that other people can relate to and get onboard with.

S] What advice would you give to emerging bands and artists coming out of town like Blackpool, or Hull for example – where music press, and opportunities might not exactly slap you in the face – on how to get out there, as you’ve been able to do and build such a prolific profile?

It’s hard work if you are grafting it yourself. A lot of rejection and nobody giving a fuck, for a long time. The key is to believe in yourself, even if nobody else does, believe in your art and take no prisoners! Good luck!

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