All swagger and recklessness, Bare Bones bring an intensity to Australian punk/rock that belies the fact that they’ve only got two EP’s under their belt. A suspenseful maelstrom of off-kilter guitars a-la Every Time I Die, this is sweaty and visceral feisty rock music that bears shades of The Bronx at their most relentless. Propelled by a razor-sharp vocal performance from Tom Kennedy, first single ‘Thick As Thieves’ is going to take your breath away, searing solo and all…

The band have just inked a deal with Resist Records, and will release their debut album ‘Bad Habits’ on May 19.

Bad Habits is a natural progression from Bare Bones’ two EP releases ‘Villians’ and ‘Cut Throat Living’. There’s more melodic dynamics in these songs, but they’re balanced by tones and riffs more crushing than ever. The result is inspiring. Recorded in Sydney with Chris Blancato and produced by Jono Peters, ‘Bad Habits’ is a descent into the barbarous journey into those irresistible behaviours we use to drag ourselves down kicking and screaming, our loves ones clinging helplessly to our coattails. Heck, it’s right there in the debaucherous party-hard themes of ‘Thick As Thieves’.

The band are understandably stoked about signing to now-iconic heavy label Resist for this release, saying; “Each one of us cut our teeth in a scene that was pioneered by punk and hardcore bands under the Resist banner, so in that regard Resist has been held in such high esteem by all of us for more than a decade. Being asked to be part of the Resist family was extremely humbling, and feels like the perfect label for what Bare Bones is about.”

Out May 19 via Resist Records

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