Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Magic Bones - Fire Song

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

This'll be the first mention on Melbourne for a few days. Come on guys, your standards are slipping! Well, they're probably not at all, and if so then it's only in terms of turnover, because Magic Bones sound like another exciting discovery. They've been around since 2010 so you might know them already, but this is their Sound Of Confusion debut. And what a way to start. You know we're a fan of genres, be they established ones or just stupid things we make up. It can be fun pinning a name to a sound despite the fact that really it's totally unnecessary. We persevere for our own amusement as much as anything.

Thankfully it's not just us who struggled with where to pitch 'Fire Song'. A little press release action: "...psychotic melting pot of 60s garage, 70s rock and 80s new wave punk... ‘Fire Song’ is a blisteringly raw, driving, 70s rock duet...". So it's psych-rock of some sort. Whatever sort it is, it's bloody massive and this is a huge song that gets bigger and bigger until there's a climax of scorching guitar. They take blues, psych, garage, rock, punk, soul, madness, mind altering substances, titanium-plated vocal chords, guitars that are fearing for their lives and plonk a four-armed drummer behind the lot. This is the result. It's kinda good.

Magic Bones' website

Buy the single from September 9th

Catch them live:

FRI 13 SEP The Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood, VIC, Australia
SAT 14 SEP The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong, VIC, Australia
FRI 20 SEP Crowbar, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia
THU 26 SEP Bucklers Canteen, Bondi, NSW, Australia
FRI 27 SEP Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW, Australia
FRI 04 OCT The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC, Australia
SAT 19 OCT Crown And Anchor Hotel, Adelaide, Australia

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