Life On The Road

MUSIC INTERVIEW: Life On The Road With…Strange Bones

Punk four-piece Strange Bones are showing off an even more experimental side with their new single Napalm Über Alles, which has been released ahead of their forthcoming live dates. We caught up with the band in the run up to the shows to hear their top tips for touring and stories from the road.

Favourite thing about touring:

Playing shows every night, and meeting people that connect with the music. I don’t think there’s anything better in life than losing my shit with a bunch of people also losing their shit.

Least favourite thing about touring:

Losing the van key in Hamburg, learning how to Hotwire a van, then learning it’s impossible to Hotwire modern vans.

Five essentials for the road:

Van keys, your marbles, a soldering iron, a positive attitude and Netflix.

Your favourite way to pass the time:

If the claustrophobia kicks in I would suggest getting drunk. Write a song, listen to music, read a book, watch Peep Show.

“The Most”

Memorable moment:

KOKO with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Hilarious moment:

Spud (drums) asleep on the floor of a ferry with two boiled eggs beside him.

Embarrassing moment:

Splitting my trousers from top to bottom mid jump… I wasn’t that arsed.

Outrageous moment:

Someone pick-pocketed my phone whilst we were watching The Hives. Spud decided to walk around a crowd of about 5,000 people saying “you’ve got my phone”, until he found the guy who robbed my phone.

Drunken moment:

Our photographer Henry did a naked front flip into the Berlin river.

Rewarding moment:

Every time I get to sing words I wrote with the people that keep the Strange Bones engine running.

Strange Bones‘ new EP, BLITZ PART 2, is due for release on 28th February 2020.

See Strange Bones live at one of the following dates:


Fri 6th – LONDON – Werkhaus
Sat 14th – BLACKPOOL – Bootleg Social


Thu 23rd – NORWICH – The Waterfront
Fri 24th – DERBY – The Venue
Sat 25th – LEEDS – Belgrave Music Hall
Sun 26th – LIVERPOOL – Phase One
Tue 28th – CARDIFF – The Moon
Wed 29th – SHEFFIELD – Cafe Totem
Thu 30th – NEWCASTLE – Think Tank
Fri 31st – DUNDEE – Beat Generator


Sat 1st – MIDDLESBROUGH – Base Camp
Sun 2nd – SCUNTHORPE – Cafe Independent
Tue 4th – EXETER – The Cavern
Thu 6th – ST ALBANS – The Horn
Fri 7th – DARWEN – Sunbird Records
Sat 8th – STOKE-ON-TRENT – The Sugarmill
Sun 9th – YORK – The Fulford Arms

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A 30-something year old journalist and freelance PR often found at a gig, a festival or holding a dictophone to a band and asking them all kinds of questions. I'm a sucker for whiskey and vinyl.