Bossk (Deathwish Inc.) Collaborate with Pijn for Re-imagined Version of “Kobe”

Bossk (Deathwish Inc.) Collaborate with Pijn for Re-imagined Version of “Kobe

The track surfaces today ahead of Bossk’s headlining UK tour, commencing September 6th. // Look for Bossk’s “Kobe x Pijn” to air on BBC Radio One on September 5th.

Photo credit: Tim Bugbee.

England’s Bossk continue to expand their sonic palette, this time collaborating with Prosthetic Records’ Pijn for a reimagined version of the Audio Noir lead single, “Kobe.”

The track surfaces just days ahead of Bossk’s headlining UK tour which spans September 6th through 11th. The tour kicks off just two-and-a-half weeks after Bossk’s explosive performance at ArcTanGent and these shows will certainly be just as impressive.  Following the headline dates, Bossk will do an extensive tour of Europe supporting Envy— all tour dates can be found below and tickets are available at

Tom Begley of Bossk says, “Following the release of the last record, Migration, we internally discussed about what would be next for the band. The final stages of completing Migration were incredibly difficult, due to Covid and the sudden passing of Etsuo [Endon] who was featured on every track.”  He continues, “We wanted to do another full release that was as different as possible, and to try out new things that we haven’t done yet. Full details about what the rest of this next release will come very soon.”

Joe Clayton from Pijn comments on the single:

Bossk have long been a band we looked up to. Their shows with the likes of Cult of LunaDevil Sold His Soul and Rinoa before their hiatus were super important in my personal journey into this type of music, so it was an honour to be asked to be involved in a project with them.”

He continues, “It was a little daunting to present our own version of ‘Kobe,’ a track that signified Bossk‘s return with Audio Noir, and at the time of being asked, had nearly a million streams on Spotify alone. On top of that, many of the guitar parts are heavily effect driven, something that we knew we could not replicate. I sat down with Claire (violin) and prioritised working out drones that could sit within the key of the song, as well as making structural changes to suit our style. As soon as Rob’s guitar melody was reworked as a call and response between violin and guitar the rest of the track came very smoothly, and being so strings-driven pushed it in a folkier direction than we thought it would go.  Our arrangement didn’t call for a huge drop into a riff like the original, but hopefully big dusty chords, tremolo worship (who doesn’t love Earth or GY!BE) and roomier production provide an interesting take on a great song.”

Begley muses, “Working on this song with Joe was fantastically easy and straight forward, he understood exactly what we were looking for from the track right away. It was such a strange experience hearing another band’s version of your song, but we are pleased with the results!”

Last year, Bossk released Migration, a soundtrack to the herculean journeys that we take in life.  Lyrically, the songs explore life and time— the past and beyond.  Musically, the songs traverse from analog synth noise and atmospheric guitars to towering, pummeling riffs and vocals, creating a sonic landscape like no other.  The album brings to mind bands like Tool, late-era Faith No More and even Pink Floyd while managing to transcend genre and ascend to the stratosphere.

Don’t miss Bossk on tour in September + October in the UK and Europe:

06/09/22 – Colchester, UK at Colchester Arts Centre *
07/09/22 – Cardiff, UK at The Globe *
08/09/22 – Wolverhampton, UK at KK’s Steel Mill *
09/09/22 – Sheffield, UK at Corporation *
10/09/22 – Leeds, UK at Brudnell Social Club *
11/09/22 – Milton Keynes, UK at Craufurd Arms *

13/10/22 – Seyssinet-Pariset, FR at L’Ilyade ^

14/10/22 – Biarritz, FR at Atabal ^

15/10/22 – Porto, PT at Amplifest ^

16/10/22 – Madrid, ES at Copernico ^

17/10/22 – Barcelona, ES at Boveda ^

18/10/22 – Toulouse, FR at Metronum ^

20/10/22 – Paris, FR at Trabendo ^

21/10/22 – Cologne, DE at Club Volta ^

22/10/22 – Nijmegen, NL at Soulcrusher ^

24/10/22 – Copenhagen, DK at Lille Vega ^

25/10/22 – Gothenburg, SE at Monument ^

26/10/22 – Stockholm, SE at Debaser ^

27/10/22 – Oslo, NO at Vaterland ^

29/10/22 – Berlin, DE at Columbia Theater ^

30/10/22 – Ghent, BE at Desertfest ^

31/10/22 – Karlsruhe, DE at Dudefest ^

* w/ Outlander

^ w/ Envy

“Kobe x Pijn” cover art:

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