Bonafide Gear Up For The Release Of ‘Denim Devils’

Bonafide Gear Up For The Release Of ‘Denim Devils’

December 9, 2014

The Swedish road dogs in Bonafide are back with ‘Denim Devils’, their fifth studio album and follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘Bombo’. The new album will be released on February 2nd, 2015 through Off Yer Rocka Recordings and paves the way for a spring and summer on the road in Europe.

Bonafide was formed by singer and guitarist Pontus Snibb in Malmo in the south of Sweden in 2006, and released the eponymous debut album the following year. This was followed by festivals and other major gigs, opening for bands such as Deep Purple, Europe, Status Quo, Y&T and The Quireboys. The band has kept touring hard and releasing quality albums ever since, and have since the release of ‘Bombo’ done over a 100 gigs and festivals, toured the UK, Spain, Germany, their native Sweden and most other corners of Europe.

‘Denim Devils’ features twelve newly written songs, penned by main man Pontus Snibb. This time there’s a broader sonic spectrum and a more lively production. The album was recorded, just like ‘Bombo’, in bassist Martin Ekelund’s own studio Lemon Recordings in Klippan, Sweden.

“This record has a tougher live vibe and sound than the previous one, as it was recorded almost live in the studio. We wanted to get as close to a live show as possible, to capture that magic that happens on stage when everything’s coming together,” says Snibb.

Early November, the first single “Hold Down The Fort” was released as a digital EP and first taster of what’s to come (and featuring two non-album bonus tracks). “The single Hold Down The Fort is a straight ahead rocker about always sticking up for someone to a 100%, never letting them down,” continues Snibb. “One Kiss” is another stand out track, with its’ catchy chorus that sticks in your mind from the first listen — it will be released as the second single this spring, with an accompanying video. “I recall thinking about Foo Fighters meets Weezer when I wrote that song last spring.”

A few other key songs off the album, that show the variety in Snibb’s songwriting, are “Get A Gripw” (ith it’s Zeppelin-esque sound) and the mellow “Missing You”.

The band has just finished a three week European tour — including nine shows opening up for their friends Airbourne. This meant performing to packed, 1000 plus houses each night, before heading off to their annual appearance at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales, and doing a few select headline shows.

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