10 Août 2022
From HOLLAND •
In the beginning there was nothing, and then there was the tragicomical emo-pop that is ‘Bony Macaroni’. Today they release the first single of their upcoming album on German label Redfield Records: Hollow.
In addition to their congenial name, the Dutch band has all that it takes. They got...
...the songs: BONY MACARONI are clever songwriters, nevertheless they don’t leave the im- pression that they overthink things. This is wild, this is anthemic, beautiful and weird. It can be huge as well as it can be intimate. This is “your new favourite band” material.
...the big mouth: Fuck yeah, the lyrics are explicit indeed, though what’s really meant is that BONY MACARONI would never be modest about the way they’re making music. They don’t need excuses like being a newcomer or a European band, because this is just awesome for what it is.
...the head and the heart: BONY MACARONI are too smart to put platitudes into static musical schemes. They know how to turn their creative ideas into catchy and exciting songs that never fail to get their message to the listener, no matter if they need to get a personal story off their chest or if it’s a razor sharp comment on a more global issue.
...the slight humour: To be clear, we’re not talking about comedy here, hell no, but BONY MACARONI would only let you down to pick you up again. You can trust these guys, they will leave you smiling. It’s not ridiculous but ridiculously good – big difference.
...the record label: “We are super stoked about working with Redfield Records”, singer Stefan Bonestroo is raving. “Mainly, because we think the guys are hella nice dudes that really believe in the music we write. Also, we’ve made a record we are really proud of and I think they can really help us BRING IT TO THE MASSES.” Redfield owner Alexander Schröder shares the enthu- siasm: “Send us great music and you’ll get signed – here’s the proof. BONY MACARONI’s music just clicked with us instantly. The decision didn’t give us sleepless nights.”
...the new single: “I need Sufjan, beers, and a bathtub”, is just one line that’s dancing in your head, while you think: “Well, who doesn’t?” But BONY MACARONI are just lulling you into a false sense of security Bonestroo is revealing: “’Hollow’ is a song about abuse and a toxic rela- tionship, but also about the inability to process what is happening while you’re in it. Most of all it is an attempt to digest a desperate and devastating couple of years.” A first hint that there might be more behind music than just four dudes that are having a great time? “BONY MACA- RONI are an honest band, they can be your buds, and if you’re ready for it, they’re here to spill some guts”, Bonestroo closes.
DIFFUSION AUGUST, 10, 2022