15-18/6/22 Hradec Králové

Strange Bones come from Blackpool, and Blackpool is Strange Bones. This is a town of total political autonomy, fiercely independent of mind, body and spirit. Strange Bones could come from nowhere else.

Like the town they hail from Strange Bones have seen a lot in their short history. Brought up with punk rock by a father who not only lived and breathed the world of punk, but with his wife Karen he filmed the whole thing too. Filming everybody from the UK Subs to GBH, Black Flag to Throbbing Gristle, they filmed them all.

When their boys came along they spent nights educating these wide-eyed kids to the magic of rock music played loud, fast but above all for a purpose. Do what you want boys, but do it because you believe in it. With this education and a belief in their talent, in their early teens they formed a punk-band and played nearly 1000 shows together around the world: Japan, US, Australia, Italy, Spain, Germany – played them all. Toured with Rancid, did a Maida Vale session and a Big Weekend for Radio 1. Had a Zane Lowe Hottest Record and won XFM Awards.

In 2014, now still only in their early 20’s, Bob, Jack and Will Bentham teamed up with lifelong friend Stuart Newburn and formed Strange Bones.

First came ‘Sick of it All’ (SOIA) a powerful slab of Blackpool Rock, followed by the anthem ‘God Save The Teen’, which have both had continuous plays and heavy support by Annie Mac, Dan P Carter, Phil Taggart, and Abbie McCarthy on BBC Radio 1, as well as Julie Adenuga on Beats1, Alex Baker on Kerrang Radio, and Ian Camfield on XS Radio.

The band decamped to LA for two weeks and recorded with Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters at their Studio 606.

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The Manchester based band has created a genre defying burst of energy and imagination that joins the dots between indie, punk-rock and electronica.
Jess, Alizon and Ben formed Calva Louise in London in 2016, and got to work developing a sound that is entirely their own, blending eye watering aggression and stadium ready anthems with ambitious songwriting and outright hooks.

It’s telling that a band comprised of such eclectic nationalities (Venezuelan, French and English/New Zealander), are influenced as much by British and Latin Rock as they are by bands like Queens of the Stone Age.
They performed sold out concerts across the UK and EU, and supported world-class artists like Highly Suspect, Razorlight and Albert Hammond Jr.
Calva Louise singles found heavy rotation across BBC Radio 1 (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders and Abbie McCarthy), BBC6 Music (Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, Shaun Keaveny and the legendary Iggy Pop) and playlisting across Radio X, Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, as well recorded live sessions at BBC Maida Vale Studios and X-posure with John Kennedy.

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