Eye on the Ceiling
The Soupbone Throne are one of those bands whose songs are immediately familiar. Still, somehow they don't ape their influences (Alice in Chains, The Doors, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), managing instead to mix them up into a unique stew of their own. The arrangements are tight and efficient, and as a result the songs come off as more rocking with acoustic guitars than some bands manage with cranked and distorted electric guitars. Volume doesn't necessarily equal power, balls do. Soupbone has 'em. Jon Nolan The Wire Throw away any pre-conceived misconceptions about Rock/Metal not being able to co-habitate with acoustic instruments. The Soupbone Throne lays those arguments to rest. With a genre-defying sound, and dark, mysterious, lyrical content, the band proves that when it comes to their music, they follow no rules, and take no prisoners. Hailing from the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, where their shows have reached legendary status, the band is rapidly conquering the rest of New England. Performances at the 2004 Mill City Festival in NH, The prestigious Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge, MA, Geno's in Portland,ME, the home of leather clad Rock n' Rollers, and Copperfield's at Fenway Park in Boston,MA, among many, many other shows, have only cemented the bands reputation as excellent songcrafters, brilliant musicians,and fantastic showmen. Recently, the band has been performing in New York City, with sold out shows at CBGB's, Piano's and Rothko,where they shared the stage with Thommy Price's Special Forces, Joan Jetts side project. They have also appeared with Vince Welnick [Grateful Dead, Todd Rundgren, The Tubes], Assembly Of Dust, and Gary Hoey, among others. The band was voted 'The Best Drawing Band' in Boston in for August 2006 and one of the '4 Best Boston Area Bands' for the year 2006', by Anthem Entertainment. The Soupbone Throne's music can be heard on radio stations nationwide, such as WXRV-FM in MA, WBRS-FM in MA, SNHU in NH, WBCN-FM in MA, to CD101 in Columbus, OH, and even as far away as Hawaii, where they are becoming staples on KKCR-FM. Their music has been picked up by podcasters through out the world, via the PodSafe Network.They have recently reached the milestone of having one of the songs [Square With The House] on their debut CD reach #20 on Amazon.com's Hot 200 Downloads[New Artist] list. With Coby Dodd on Vocals,patrolling the stage like a caged panther, the fluid guitar playing of Cary Dodd, the hyper-active, groove inducing chops of Bassist Adam Horr, and the ever -steady, ever- ready, Travis Barton on percussion, The Soupbone Throne has indeed begun to, as Jamie Perkins of Spotlight Magazine states in his review, '... build their kingdom, misanthropic and dark as it may be'. Reviews of The Soupbone Throne's debut CD are universally incredible, with Music4Life calling the band 'The Next Big Thing', 'Great Energy...Great Vibe!' cited The Noise-Boston, Bob Donovan, editor of Northeast Intune magazine stated ' These guys are GREAT! For Real!', and the list goes on and on. Jam Magazine gave their first CD 9 1/2 out of 11 stars, and Showcase Magazine's Martin England called the band ' ...a clean, raw, powerful lot...sure to spot this quartet squarely among the ranks of local giants'. The Soupbone Throne's addictive grooves will get your toes tapping, and their lyrics are bound to entrance you. Sit back and relax...just don't get too comfortable. Welcome to the world of 'THE SOUPBONE THRONE.