The UK’s cross-genre specialists Sonic Boom Six have launched a Pledgemusic campaign to fund their next album, “Operation Boombox.” According to the campaign:
The songs on ‘Operation Boombox’ have been described as ‘the bouncy Boom of old with the production and song-writing of the New Boom’. Some of you may have heard ‘Joanna’, ‘All the Same to me’, ‘Drop the Bass (and Pick it up) and ’Do What You Wanna Do’ on the last tour. That’s the vibe and the style we’re rocking; what we think The Boom does best! Big ska, bouncy reggae and banging beats.
Sounds great to me! I’ve seen SB6 four times now and I’ve got a couple of their albums. Their knack for genre-bending energetic anthems is unmatched, but I’m happy to hear there’s more ska in their future! Their promotional video for the campaign features the song “The Boom Needs You.” I’ve already listened to it three times while writing this post. If it’s any indication of what’s to come, we’re in good condition. There’s another version of the track; download it directly or stream it on soundcloud.
There are tons of rewards (it’s actually a bit overwhelming) ranging from the record on various formats, signed merch, guest vocals on your song , a house gig (UK only, sorry kids), to a producer credit. At the time of this post, they were already 37% of the way with 264 days still left to go. So the rest of 2014? That strikes me as more time than they’ll need given their fanbase.
At this time, it doesn’t look like there are any plans to tour stateside. The last time I remember seeing them was at the Middle East in Cambridge with Pilfers in ’08 or ’09. I’m feeling overdue for an SB6 show. Here’s hoping that along with an album release comes a tour in support of it! Head to Pledgemusic to kick in what you can. After all, the Boom needs you!