Tuesday, October 23, 2007
The Voom Blooms
When I heard The Voom Blooms on the KEXP Song of the Day podcast, it was love at first listen. Their upbeat, catchy, and energetic brit pop/post-punk mixture led me to do some further research and here's what I found:
The Voom Blooms are made up of four English lads from Loughborough, George Guildford (guitar/vox), Thom Mackle (drums/vox), Craig Monk (guitars), and Brett Young (bass). Their EP, Nine Ships, was self-released and to my surprise, they have yet to sign to any record label. This hasn't held them back though. They've already made a name for themselves opening for the likes of Babyshambles, Boy Kill Boy, Larrikin Love, and The Paddingtons. After forming in 2005, major publications and radio stations such as Rolling Stone, NME, Radio 1, and BBC took onto their sound, causing their first singles to sell out within a couple days.
I am totally diggin' this band. They are going to be HUGE so please, please, please check them out!
The Voom Blooms - Nine Ships [MP3]
The Voom Blooms - By The Seashore [MP3]
The Voom Blooms - Aeroplanes at 3AM [MP3]
Here's their video for Politics and Cigarettes, my favorite song off of their EP: