Serbian new wave exponents ‘Bones In Butter’ show us all their quality with a awe-inspiring masterpiece ‘This Is Not What You Promised Us’ ready to debut in Formula Indie the November 4th!
Who or what is Bones in Butter?
Bones in Butter is Milutin Krašević, last man standing among a group of fellow musicians who shared a
common vision to blend beautiful melodies and harmonies with the darkness and thoughtfulness of the
Post-Punk era into a unique style.
Krašević was born in Lucerne, Switzerland, to Yugoslav immigrants. His parents introduced him to music
by forcing him to take piano lessons at the age of 7. One year later he quit and conspired with his older
sister who familiarized him with the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel along with the Sparks. A few years
later he attended his first concert in Zurich. It was the Electric Light Orchestra’s Out of the Blue tour.
Krašević instantly became a devoted fan of this band. Simultaneously the Punk movement caught his
attention, especially the Stranglers, Wire, Magazine, the Velvet Underground, and he began to develop a
rather peculiar taste in music. During this period, he also picked up the old guitar his father gave him
and taught himself the first chords so he could play along to records he was listening to at that time.
Soon, he started writing his own songs, bought a better guitar, a synthesizer and a four-track cassette
recorder to capture his musical ideas. Later, he founded a band, had some moderate success with it,
played a few shows and even recorded a CD. Exactly zero copies were sold.
Sadly but understandably, to Krašević it seemed wiser to focus on his career as an English and German
translator, for making niche music for a living in Switzerland was out of the question at that time.
However, he never stopped writing songs. Krašević collaborated with fellow musicians, pursued various
music projects and finally, after moving with wife and son to Belgrade, Serbia, decided to fully indulge
his passion for music.
The result of this first adventure under the moniker Bones in Butter was the “Love or Fear” EP
containing seven genre-crossing songs and recorded with session musicians from Serbia, Italy and Brazil.
But as there was plenty of gas left in the tank, lots of new material began to emerge waiting to
materialize. And so, before long, Krašević had written a dozen new songs and was again looking out for
the right people who would not only help him record these songs but who would also add their own
ideas to the overall sound.
And as fate would have it, Krašević soon stumbled upon a circle of highly talented artists from the
Belgrade indie scene: Luna Škopelja, vocals; Todor Živković, guitar; Dejan Škopelja, bass; Fedja Franklin,
drums; and Srdjan Popov, mix and master – to form the final lineup and to find and shape the unique
sound and vibe that define the music of Bones in Butter.