"Arguable the best band you've never heard of" - The AU Review
“A beacon for those in search of something to articulate their outrage” – Music Feeds
“One of the country’s most promising acts” – The Music
“These guys get better with each new song” – Nick Findlay, triple j
Hot on the heels of their recent Triple J Unearthed slot at Fremantle’s Falls Festival, rising stars Rag n’ Bone announce their latest single ‘Pissy Flow’, and reveal the release date of their forthcoming debut album ‘A Handful Of Ash’ - out 3rd March 2017
Produced by recording genius Dave Parkin (Jebediah, Tired Lion) at Blackbird Studios, the album includes previous singles and RTRFM favourites ‘I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore’, which was added to spot rotation on Triple J, and ‘Last Kind Words’. The album sees the band draw influences from the likes of The Birthday Party, Savages, PJ Harvey, and Midnight Oil, and promises to pack all the punch of the Perth rockers’ previous offerings.
The band shared their thoughts on the debut album: “We wanted our first record to be a statement on love, loss, communication, family and the state of the current political landscape through a rock lens. It's our chance to let people know that we stand with them and support them, as well as a chance to drench everything in distortion, echo and ring modulation. ‘A Handful of Ash’ encapsulates the experiences of our ferocious concerts and gives us a new avenue to explore - we're excited to share it.”
Rag n’ Bone have graced international festival stages at ‘Rock A La Buse’ (Reunion Island), Music Matters Live (Singapore) and Concrete & Grass (China), along with hometown performances at Falls Festival, State Of The Art, Hyperfest and the WAM Festival Block Party. Following the band's four WAM Award nominations in November 2016, lead vocalist Kiera Owen recently won the Best Live Voice award at the WA branch of the National Live Music Awards.
‘A Handful Of Ash’ will be launched at Jack Rabbit Slim’s in Perth on Saturday, March 18, with Australian tour dates to be announced soon.
Vocals / Kiera Owen
Guitar / Axel Carrington
Bass / Sara McPherson
Drums / Jamie Gallacher