Throw Down Bones release new single 'The Guidance', stream it now
Milan/London experimental band Throw Down Bones are today releasing ‘The Guidance’, the latest single to be lifted from their incoming ‘Three’ LP out February 24th on Fuzz Club. A towering body of work that feels both apocalyptic and jubilant, ‘Three’ is Throw Down Bones’ eagerly-awaited return following 2018’s ‘Two’ and the tragic passing of founding member Dave Cocks in a motorcycle accident in 2019. A piece of pummeling industrial psych, ‘The Guidance’ is out now, stream below and pre-order here.
Throw Down Bones’ Francesco Vanni says of the track: “The Guidance has a strong dualism between the “futuristic” production James [Aparicio] carefully crafted and the out-of-time evocative atmosphere. A dear friend of Dave and me had a listen to The Guidance while he was at the top of a snowy mountain here in the alps. This is what he told me: “That song gave energy to my view, which was already amazing, it highlighted the force in the things around me” – indeed we couldn’t be happier to hear that. The main concept behind the new album was about evolving our sound while still keeping our trademark sound and melodic style, and I think the Guidance is the perfect example of that.”
Album producer and long-term Throw Down Bones co-conspirator James Aparicio (Liars, Spiritualized, Factory Floor) adds: “The Guidance for us is the whole album captured in one track, it’s our journey from wasteland desolation, through a thrash of anger into a jubilant hopeful future.”
Ready to lacerate eardrums and send into a trance once more, ‘Three’ is a 9-track collection spanning feedback-blasted industrial psychedelia, heavy electronics, krautrock and dark ambient. Overcoming huge psychological and practical difficulties, it’s a powerful and moving record in more ways than one - a post-industrial triumph that’s at once hedonistic, cathartic and poignant.
Choosing to continue the band in honour of the late Cocks, in February 2020, surviving Throw Down Bones co-founder Vanni returned to London’s New River Studios with Aparicio and a new band in tow, made up of bassist Marion Andrau and drummer Raphael Mura. Working in the studio with the new band for the first time, several hours of improvised recordings were captured over the course of those early New River sessions, which were then expanded and pieced together between Aparicio in London and Vanni in Milan.
Describing ‘Three’ and its intentions, Vanni says: “This album tries to reverse the usual band-listener interaction. We hold no truth and we're not willing to serve any universal answers to anything. Instead, we question the listener who, according to their experiences and sensitivity, will find a reply for themselves. That's the role of instrumental music and why we love it so much. It brings the listener to the centre of the project, giving them an active role in translating music into meaning. Every single note in this album is dedicated to our brother Dave Cocks.”