Having already received acclaim from the likes of The Revue and BBC Introducing and headlined shows across the country, Brighton-based band Army Of Bones are now set to release their debut album.
Filled with anthemic, emotion-strewn tracks, the album is a powerfully captivating collection of cinematic, rock-soaked creations.
We caught up with the band to find out more…
Hi Army Of Bones, welcome to Gigslutz! Could you tell us what was the defining moment that made your realise you wanted to play music?
Personally I grew up surrounded by music and musicians I know no other world. I’m fascinated by songs I feel like I’m eaves dropping on a foreign language and trying to decipher them.
What tends to drive your songwriting?
Hope. The latest record, although quite dark in its lyric and tone, is actually about hope. It’s about the two loves of my life: my wife and my faith in God.
And can you tell us a bit more about what your latest self-titled album is about?
It’s about all kinds of things, from hope to love to faith. We wanted to write songs that relate to people’s lives and songs that would impact people at their core.
What are you like as live band?
An iron fist in a velvet glove… Delicate brooding post-punk dreamscapes exploding into fuzzed out alt-rock riffing, often emerging into Pink Floyd soaring solos over a post-rock ambient bed. To varying degrees across the set!
What stands you apart from other bands?
We like to ponder the transitions – we enjoy the tension and release, and we’re in no hurry to get to the next song.
If you could support any band in the world, who would it be?
Marilyn Manson!!! Nine Inch Nails!!!!!
Huge thanks to Army Of Bones for answering our questions!
Army Of Bones, the self-titled debut album, is set for release 6 March via Bones Music Group. And you can catch the band live in March:
2 March – Camden Assembly, London
30 March – Studio At Komedia, Brighton