Shankill, County Dublin
'In a short amount of time BAD BONES' dark-electronic-pop has managed to cause quite a stir.'
Visual artist and music producer Sal Stapleton made a stir across the Irish scene and caught the attention of blogs and media such as The Irish Times, RTÉ and nialler9 with her multi faceted project Bad Bones.
Live, she’s flanked by dancers and accompanied by her signature visuals. Bad Bones has appeared at Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit, Body & Soul, Other Voices, Knockanstockan and Beatyard Festival.
'As a producer, her work conjures a maximalist sound, with its crushing weight set against lurid, lucid colour. Vivid production, the searing vocal intones...a dramatic, striking introduction'
The Irish Times Culture:
'The immersive nature of Stapleton's Bad Bones tracks demands attention.' - 'You can make all the comparisons and cite all the references you want but theres something unique about Bad Bones.'
The Thin Air:
'With a style evocative of Arca, Robyn and FKA Twigs, Bad Bones' fascinating musical and visual style has highlighted her as one of the most exciting acts coming out now.'
'This Dublin female producer Bad Bones’ new single is deadly. There's a Robyn/Maya Jane Coles style to this impressive song... BAD BONES is a hugely interesting talent.'
'Inspired by left field electronic, RnB and house music, the Dublin producer and singer has arrived at a sound that's more often championed by platforms/magazines such as the fader and ID.'
The Thin Air Magazine:
'Dark but infectious beats that combine rich textural layers of synths and choral vocals with her own heavy processed vocal melodies, each single has taken themes of sexuality and power exploring them in different ways.'
'Both visually and musically she has created a densely layered aesthetic that manages to bring a starkly human presence to what is often an impersonal genre. '