Boomin – Now That’s What I Call…Boomin

Tagged as “Simply the greatest live party band on the planet!” UK pop rockers Boomin prove why they can be considered so with new album Now That’s What I Call…Boomin. The band’s renowned fun and mischief surges through its title alone but equally it is a name which sums up the release as a whole.  Containing sixteen tracks pulling from 35 artists, it is the ultimate collection of covers squeezed and moulded into medleys, mash ups and simply straight renditions all recreated and twisted in the unique Boomin way. With many songs we instinctively did not like in their original form there was no real expectation of being enthused about the release but in the hands of the little tinkers we simply felt nothing less than rich enjoyment at their and the album’s antics.

Consisting of guitarist/ vocalist Adam Langmead, bassist/vocalist Rory O’Grady, and drummer/vocalist Edd Langmead, Wigan hailing Boomin emerged in 2006. Since then the band has won numerous band competitions, shared stages with the likes of The Script, Scouting For Girls, McFly, Ultrabeat, Basshunter, and Ndubs among many more, and seen their debut album, Original Junkie reach reached No 22 in the iTunes Rock Chart and No.121 in the Album Charts. It was a potent introduction to the band’s pop infused rock and the instinctive fun which now floods Now That’s What I Call…Boomin.

Opener Thuglife sees a medley of tracks from Beyoncé, Christine Aguilera, Dr Dre, and Coolio in the grasp of Boomin, the track setting the tone, character, and revelry of things to come. Each portion flows into the next, the trio rather than re-inventing songs fingering them with their own devilry to stamp their own imprint on them.

Because of that inherent dislike of certain songs, some tracks certainly got under the skin more than others but all left a smile on the face especially tracks like Smells Like Billie Jean, a glorious mash up of the Nirvana and Michael Jackson classics. There is a vein of unpredictability to the song even with their extremely well-known sources which teases, as good as grins at the listener as song and band romps.

Other moments joining it on the front line of captivation include an impertinent take on Pulp’s Common PPL, a rousing stomp with Sum 42’s Fat Lip, and a bluesy hard rock lilted roar with Come Together from The Beatles. Alongside, the shameless fusion of Björk’s It’s Oh So Quiet and Sinatra’s New York, New York is pure incitement for vocal chords and energetic revelry from band and listener alike, but as suggested the whole album gives plenty for body, imagination, and energy to dive into, the irrepressible King Of The Swingers testament to that.

We will leave you to discover the rest of the album and your particular favourite moments to run riot with and you will more than once whether drunk or sober.

So Boomin the ultimate party band? Well Now That’s What I Call…Boomin offers little to deter such a statement, in fact nothing at all.

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Pete RingMaster 27/07/2018

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Boomin – Original Junkie

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Taken from their acclaimed debut album released august of last Year, UK power pop/rock band Boomin now release their new single and title track from the album, Original Junkie. The band has drawn intensely positive responses and reviews since forming in 2006 with their first album ignited a sure elevation in their recognition and stature across the country, and though the song is not for personal tastes the first choice which comes to mind as the strongest lure to the album, its infectious and energetic presence easily confirms the Wigan trio as a band with all the tools and sounds to leave a lasting impression.

Since arriving on the local Northwest scene Boomin has moved through winning band competitions to sharing stages and supporting the likes of The Script, Scouting for Girls, McFly, N-Dubz, Ultrabeat, Basshunter, Newton Faulkner, Pixie Lott, Craig David and even Jedward, though maybe not a claim you would want on your CV in the future as it gives the wrong impression of the pop punk/power pop sound they create. As the single gives evidence of, the band creates music which has a familiarity in its breath but urgency and bite which solely belongs to the three-piece riot of energy and captures the imagination enough to draw further keen interest.

Produced by Mark Wainwright (INXS), Original Junkie opens on relaxed guitar strokes before the bass and drums add their impressive sinews to the easy flow of the track. The bass is especially tempting, its throaty call irresistible whilst the drums snap and frame all with skill and respectful force. The guitar carves a mesh of cradling riffs and melodic enterprise with additional grooves and catchy hooks which park the song into an even stronger encounter whilst the vocals and following harmonies are stocked up on expression and emotive potency.

As said the track is not the strongest magnet on the full length release but more than persuades that Boomin is a band well worth a punt on and their album which is even better than the single hints at, an investigation set to reward with even stronger riches than the very satisfying single.


RingMaster 07/05/2013

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