Shackles and Bones
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Shackles and Bones


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The best kept secret in music


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Self Titled EP released in 2010
"Free Parking" EP released in 2012 (All tracks can be found on MySpace and Facebook.
Music video of the song entitled "Death Clown Communist" can be found on YouTube.
"Death Clown Communist" was aired on 5fm.
"Leopard King" and "Death Clown Communist" were both aired on Rhodes Music Radio.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Formed in July 2010 in Grahamstown, South Africa by Dave Glover, Alex Williamson, Neil Van Zuydam and Luke Clayton, Shackles and Bones quickly took-off and established itself within the Grahamstown arena. After merely 3 months of playing together, the guys had written 8 songs, and came 2nd in Rhodes University's LMS Battle of the Bands, winning recording time at Sonic Arts Studios. Using their prize, they recorded their demo album, which was produced and mixed
by Luke Clayton himself.

2011 saw Shackles and Bones playing alongside national bands such as Southern Gypsy Queen, Dance!You're on Fire and CrashCarBurn. In July 2011, they played shows at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, receiving many positive reviews, great crowd response and a whole lot of

2012 saw the beginning of a new era for Shackles and Bones with Steven Ellery and Grant Mears replacing Neil Van Zuydam and Alex Williamson respectively. Since that time Shackles and Bones has accomplished much in the short space of 2012 and has definitely seen a change
in the style of music they play as well as the dynamic within the band itself. The early stages of 2012 saw Shackles and Bones recording their second demo album entitled "Free Parking" which was also produced and mixed by Luke Clayton. The band also did a local tour with another local
band down to Port Elizabeth and East London over the space of a weekend and received many a positive review. Shackles and Bones now has about 16 songs in their repertoire and are churning out a bunch of new material that is completely unique, fresh and will hopefully rock some socks

One of the highlights for Shackles and Bones this year has been the shooting of the music video for the song entitled "Death Clown Communist". The video was uploaded onto YouTube and within six months it has received over 1500 hits. The song and video were sent to 5fm and the song has subsequently been aired on national radio at least two times. The 2012 Grahamstown National Arts Festival saw Shackles and Bones play 5 shows in the space of ten days alongside
their good friends Lu-Fuki. Exposure was the name of the game and there was definitely a lot of that going on during this period of time.

2012 has also seen Shackles and Bones play alongside acts like Dave Knowles, Mr Cat and the Jackal, Half Price and Jack Parow as well as recently embarking on a Cape Town tour where they received many positive reviews and requests to return.

What their future holds, no one knows. But one thing is for sure: these guys will continue to rock, to roll, and deliver one hell of a show!