We’re glad to announce that Nottingham, United Kingdom-based ‘Death Electronica’ duo Bone Cult have released a new single, entitled “Entropy.”
Starting out in Leicester as a stripped back guitar and drums outfit, the duo has since evolved by embracing technology to create new, unheard sounds powered by driving beats and synths. As a hybrid between rock music and electronic production, Bone Cult defy expectations of genre. Taking inspiration from Daft Punk, The Prodigy, Slipknot, Death From Above 1979 and Enter Shikari, the duo’s productions span a vivid and vast spectrum of sounds.
From watching countless live bands, Bone Cult was formed as a reaction to a scene dominated by formulaic guitar bands. Aspiring to push the boundaries of what’s capable from a live set at the underground level, Bone Cult created a mesmerizing light show to complement their striking masked image. The band’s first headline show in Leicester featured a lineup of burlesque dancers performing alongside them; and after curating their own sold-out festival in Leicester, the band re-located to London to expose their music to a larger audience, building up a fanbase in the capital after playing over 20 gigs and festivals in the city in their first year alone (including Camden Rocks Festival and FuturePunkFest).
Self-releasing three diverse EPs (2014’s Blackwork and Liber Phasma, as well as 2017’s Blood Sport) heralded the band’s fierce self-reliance and commitment to breaching new musical territory; while relentless touring has seen Bone Cult perform at festivals across Europe, North America and Asia. On their previous Asia tour, the band performed in Japan and South Korea, including a show at the Zandari Music Festival in Seoul; and having been scouted by the Canadian festival ‘Indie Week’ booker whilst performing at the FOCUS Wales festival, the band played in Toronto in late 2019 following their East Coast USA tour in April last year.
As of 2020, the band established itself in Nottingham and they’ve already been included on slots at Dot to Dot Festival, Hockley Hustle, Rock City and Rough Trade. This has led to a series of support slot bookings for high-profile acts including Sleaford Mods, Rolo Tomassi, Slaves and The Qemists. Bone Cult released their debut album, Death Electronia, in 2020, supported by singles “Cruel” and “Feed on You” garnering high praise from critics and loyal fans alike; and Bone Cult’s popularity has also soared internationally following their inclusion as characters in the online videogame Avakin Life.
With the release their latest single, “Entropy,” Bone Cult have begun a new stage in their evolution, with new music, new masks, and a new live visual production. The duo performed the release at their first headline show of the year on August 27th at Rough Trade Nottingham; and they also played a live set at Infest festival as well as a guest appearance at Kumite Combat Wrestling the next day.
“Entropy” is introduced by echoing vocals amidst the deep rumble of a low distorted electric guitar and dynamic electronic beats; while a driving synth melody soon joins in along with deep bass notes, bringing a sound that is catchy yet heavy and dark sounding. The buzzy, layered synths are complemented nicely by captivating vocal melodies and electronic effects, while midway through “Entropy,” the distorted, ominous-sounding electric guitar is filtered through some very cool effects before the syncopated rhythms and commanding synth leads return to conclude the track. “Entropy” is quite an enjoyable listen, showcasing the brilliant songwriting and excellent musicianship of Bone Cult; I would highly recommend this track to fans of rock and electronica alike.
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