+ Greybeards + The New Breed + Blind River
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Bonafide - www.facebook.com/bonafiderocks BONAFIDE TURN UP THE HEAT AHEAD OF 10TH ANNIVERSARY SUPER SWEDES CELEBRATE 2017 IN STYLE WITH NEW ALBUM FLAMES (OUT FEB 24th) AND FULL UK TOUR
BONAFIDE - adjective: genuine, real
Explosive. Red hot. And with a burning ambition built to last: on new album FLAMES Bonafide are having a blast. Never before have the hard-gigging Swedes sounded so much like rock and roll's real deal. It's raw, it's honest and it's from the heart.
According to fiercely committed frontman Pontus Snibb, lead single SMOKE & FIRE says it all. "It's a good song about bad practice," said Bonafide's main man. "Lyrically it's giving our peers a kick up the arse. It's about bands that like dressing up more than they like writing songs. It's more about how these guys look and how they act on stage. We're the complete opposite. I mean, we look ok! But for Bonafide it's all about the music and it always has been. It's about substance over style."
And that's been the Bonafide mantra for almost a decade. In 2017 the band celebrates its 10th anniversary and the party won't stop: 14 gigs in 14 days across the UK will reinforce a reputation built on brilliant live shows and supreme songwriting.
"We've made a lot of friends in the UK and outside of Sweden it's the place we love best and are loved best," added Snibb. "But we're likeable guys! We love beer, we love curry and we love rock. Maybe that's why the UK is a home from home for us and always has been." "The new album is a bit of a surprise where Bonafide is concerned," added Snibb. "We actually have a gospel choir from southern Sweden singing on a few songs. There's a classic Black Crowes kinda feel to some of the record. It's rock and soul. And it's something we've always wanted to do."
Bonafide have always wanted to do it. And they've always done what they wanted. There's no place for posturing. No semblance of selling out. No concessions and no corners cut. Just good, honest rock and roll.
"It doesn't feel like this band has been going for a decade," added Snibb. "On the first album I wrote and recorded everything myself and my only ambition was to get that record out. A lot of members have come and gone over the years and it's been one hell of a ride. But I'm proud that Bonafide is still here. And still rocking."
Hailing from Gävle in Sweden, Greybeards formed in 2012 with a simple mission statement, “to make the best music we can, and to tour the world.” With the four band members all just 22 years old, they’re living up to the hype that’s being bestowed on them. 2016 has seen the worldwide release of their debut album ‘Longing To Fly’, critically acclaimed reviews, and tours across the UK, Europe and China. Greybeards are already cementing themselves as a jaw-dropping live act.
A prelude to the band’s sophomore album (to be released in 2017, further news to follow), ‘Cold December’ is Greybeards best work to date, and is available to buy digitally from the 2nd of December 2016 via iTunes, Amazon and all other good digital stores.