Rival Bones consists of guitarist James Whitehouse and drummer Chris Thomason and their newest music video for the single ‘Scars’ have been released for us to enjoy. The joy of the song is that it’s a rock song. As in, turn of the ’10s rock alt music that gets to the core of the hard rock pop genre, and doesn’t let go.
“Scars is about finding comfort in someone who is just as damaged as you. You may both not be in the right place, but the fact that you’re both their gives you some form of escape and maybe even lets you revel in the fact you’re both that way. It’s a song we had written in some form or another for a couple of months, but its form changed a lot leading up to recording. It’s one of the first songs that we really mulled over.”
“We were actually given a full weekend in a brand new multi million pound recording studio that our producer had helped build over the last 7 years! We were asked to stress test it and thought it was the perfect opportunity to finally get Scars down to tape. In terms of recording it’s done the same way we always record. Both of us set up live in a big room, no multi tracking, no click track, just the raw performance with vocals done later on” – James Whitehouse.
The duo hails from North West England and comes at us with raucous taunts of musical riffs and notes, pile-driving that nice long grate over our skin. And we like it. For the soothing part about the compositions, come at a cost – and the cost makes the ‘sweet’, ever sweeter.
Right? Heck yea.
They guys in Rival Bones says some of their influences have been: Audioslave, Queens Of The Stone Age, Death From Above and Rage Against The Machine. Word of the power duo’s musical chemistry spread fast, fuelling a plethora of live opportunities, including support to Mallory Knox and The Hyena Kill, alongside Tramlines, Camden Rocks and Amplified festivals.
New news to come as 2018, rolls along.
RIVAL BONES live
6th May – Sound City, Liverpool
10th May – Focus Wales, Hanley
1st Jun – Rockmantic On The Road, Wrexham
2nd Jun – Long Division, Wakefield
7th Jun – Amplified, Cheltenham