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Album Review: BONES UK - Self-Titled



BONES UK's badass rock chick aesthetic and knack for snarly industrial rock bangers - think Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson ('Heaven Upside Down') - was always going to make our ears prick up.

But the duo, comprised of vocalist Rosie Bones and guitar slayer Carmen Vandenberg, deliver much more than this.

Besides telling it how it is with regards to sexism in the music industry, toxic masculinity and the dire standards in the beauty biz, the pair have shown up their male counterparts with some of the finest rock 'n' roll riffage we've seen in the last decade.

It's no wonder their fans include none other than Jeff Beck and and Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx.

The album closer 'Girls Can't Play Guitar' is BONES UK giving a big middle finger to anyone who thinks having a vagina means it's "biologically impossible" to slay the guitar.

Well, Vandenberg certainly shows anyone who dare say such a thing where to go, with her swaggering bluesy solos.

On top of the sexy industrial beats and unadulterated rock 'n' roll, there's also a 90s alt-rock-tinge to their sound, think The Cardigans ('My Favourite Game'), Republica, Elastica and Sleeper.


★★★★/5

For Fans Of: Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, 90s alt-rock