To The Bones
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To The Bones

Bolton, England, United Kingdom

Bolton, England, United Kingdom
Band Rock Alternative


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"Rocksound UK"

We're not going to issue any overzealous 'gonna be huge' plaudits here, but if they can hold it together, Bolton five-piece To The Bones are sure to become a significant name in independant UK rock. Their latest EP blasts the lugholes with a marvellous urgency and intelligence - all layered fuzzy guitars, a pounding rhythm section, inpassioned vocals, and the unlikeliest hooks. Dirty ol' rockin' out doesn't have to be dumb after all. Tim Newbound -ROCKSOUND MAGAZINE

- Rocksound UK

"Album Review - Rocksound UK"

"Bolton quartet To The Bones' debut rocks with a timeless cool, ramming classic post-punk, grunge and rock influences into 10 fantastic tracks. With smatterings of Motorhead, Bleach-era Nirvana, The Fall and Joy Division in the mix, 'Duke Type A' is a real treat." 8/10 - Rock Sound

- Rocksound UK

"Album Review - The Fly"

"The Bolton four piece make the sort of righteous, riff-heavy noise that makes you wonder where QOTSA would have ended up if Josh Homme hadn't swapped Nick Olivieri for the Hollywood Hills.... ..Behind Duke Type A's juddering, jagged exterior lay some of the best throttle rock anthems we've heard all year... A thrilling, unpredictable debut - rough round the edges, and all the better for it" - 4/5 - The Fly.

- The Fly

"Album Review - The Guardian"

"To The Bones move with the force and efficiency of a machine. They make one hell of a racket, but it's nearly always melodic, the songs brutally concise" - The Guardian

- The Guardian

"Album Review - City Life"

"With debut album ‘Duke Type A’, the group have landed a knockout punch... ‘Duke Type A’ delivers mischief and barbarity in equal measure...With just 10 songs in little over half an hour, the band have produced the most urgently arresting rock debut in years." 4/5 - City Life, Manchester

- Manchester Evening News


Sonic Mammoth Vs Sharkies Bone Symphony (Single)
Rex (Single)
Duke Type A (Album)



To The Bones are essential. Hailing from glamorous Bolton, the four-piece play a feral mix of riffs and melody; imagine the Pixies tackling QOTSA/Motorhead and you're along the right lines. Vocalist Rhys.G.Bradley possesses the most glorious guttural growl since Kurt Cobain shredded this larynx for our listening pleasure. The band write amazing, hook-laden rock songs that you'll find rumbling around your head days after your last To The Bones fix.

Having released a split single through Org Records at the start of 2008, To The Bones signed up with new label Medici Records in May. 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 airplay from Zane Lowe and Bruce Dickinson at the BBC and were invited to record an Xfm session for John Kennedy. The NME, Rock Sound and The Fly gave them mentions – from out of nowhere had appeared a fearsome new force in rock. 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. It's a song that demands an immediate re-listen – and then another, and another and another… With two new b-sides and featuring exclusive artwork by acclaimed comic book artist 'JackAdemus', it's another signal of intent.