Ebony Bones – Bone of My Bones (7/10)


Prodigiously talented former soap star and fashion iconoclast Ebony Thomas, now in her one-woman band Ebony Bones incarnation, launches an accomplished, self-assured, kaleidoscopic debut album. While her vision is singular, it borrows heavily from respectable sources, including early 80s postpunk (especially Bow Wow Wow) and M.I.A. (on the dense, polemic tracks like We Know All About You and In G.O.D. We Trust).

Bone Of My Bones is rarely as challenging or musically interesting as its well chosen influences, however. A little derivative, but Ebony Bones has more than earned her fifteen minutes of pop fame.