BONEZ Tour 2022
Celebrating Heavy Australian LGBTQI+ Bands
Featuring The Last Martyr, Five Island Drive (NSW) and Excuse for an Exit
Plus special guests Daddy Issues
Hosted by Ruby Slippers
DJ Stevie Whatever (Clowns) playing Heavy / Alternative / Party tunes
THE LAST MARTYR
Melbourne-based heavy outfit The Last Martyr returned with a vengeance in April 2021 with a new single, 'Hindsight,' a fierce tune with a nu-metal bounce that led the four-piece to a multitude of milestones including Triple J rotation and Unearthed Feature Artist.
The band followed swiftly with, ‘Afterglow;’ a hard-hitting and nostalgic bop that showcased trap and electronic elements and a live performance on Metal Injection’s ‘Slay At Home,’ YouTube series. Their blast-beat-led single ‘Freaking Out’ was not only their heaviest to date, but the final piece prior to dropping their EP, ‘Purgatory;’ produced by Chris Lalic (Windwaker, To Octavia, Rumours).
The release was met with critical acclaim with NME declaring, “This five-track project is filled with gut-punch riffs, powerful vocals and propulsive blast beats,” and Hysteria Magazine gushing, “Hellishly good or heaven-sent, however you want to spin it, it doesn’t get more epic than Purgatory.”
They kicked off 2022 playing one of Australia’s most loved Heavy music festivals, ‘Unify Gathering’ and in August will be headlining the BONEZ east coast Australian Tour.
FIVE ISLAND DRIVE
A heavy wave trio consisting of trans vocalist Frankie Jean, German multi-instrumentalist Kim Quint, and drummer Bradley Michael de Leon.
If Denzel Curry met with Rammstein to write a Sega soundtrack, Five Island Drive might be the sonic afterbirth.Based in NSW, Australia and born out of lockdown, FID are entirely self-sufficient; they house their own studio and are composed of visual artists, producers and songwriters alike.
A wavy genesis launched in Mega Drive fever dreams, expect colourful, trance-flavoured mosh when turning on Five Island Drive.
BONEZ would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land that our events take place on and honour their Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.