Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


band members

Reverend Bones is a project of Michael John Bones and friends.


Influences

Reverend Gary Davis, Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, Radiohead, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen


Unearthed artists we like

AYA YVES, The Burley Griffin


Website

www.reverendbones.com

Bio

Reverend Bones is the moniker of Australian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and climate activist Michael John Bones.

Having grown up in a devout Pentecostal Christian community in the Aussie outback, Bones started deconstructing his faith in his early 20s. The songs from his debut record, Escape From Heaven, are inspired by his personal experience of the death of God, and his attempt at making sense of the world anew.

With an indie rock sound that combines flavours of country-blues, gospel and grunge, Bones explores themes like religion and spirituality, work and play, love and sex, addiction and mental health, masculinity and gender questioning, and the impending climate apocalypse.

Releasing one song every month of 2021, Bones' first single Tycoon premiered on triple j in January. The second single, Cover The Camera, will be released on 26 February.

As an activist, in 2020 Bones helped plan Miley Cyrus' bushfire relief concert, supported Heidi Lenffer's (Cloud Control) Future Energy Artists initiative, and co-created New Energy, a night of climate conversations between celebrities and experts, with Jack River.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

A debut from Reverend Bones that grabs your attention. It's got a bold psych pop build as the Rev delves through his complex history.

A debut from Reverend Bones that grabs your attention. It's got a bold psych pop build as the Rev delves through his complex history.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

06 Apr 2021

Triple J
35

amen, reverend

amen, reverend

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

12 Mar 2021

Triple J
35

you can certainly hear some of those classics in there that you've listed in your influences on the page. those guitar tones are sooo nostalgic.

you can certainly hear some of those classics in there that you've listed in your influences on the page. those guitar tones are sooo nostalgic.