A Punk-Rock, Hip-Hop, Jump-Up Ska Soundclash from Manchester UK
From Manchester UK’s dynamic musical landscape comes Sonic Boom Six, the most compelling soundclash to rise from the underground for years. Described by Kerrang! as a hefty shot of ska-punk, hip-hop, reggae and jungle, not to mention big, sinuous rock dynamics and hooks SB6 play firmly for the dance-floor while retaining enough power and aggression to be an active fixture of the UK’s punk scene. A true product of their city-centre environment, The Boom’s sound as authentic as it is unique. Looking as at home on a festival stage as they are playing at a warehouse party, the band are retaining their grassroots ideation and positive, unifying message as their music steadily permeates a wider international audience.
After thee studio albums and various EPs Sonic Boom Six has grown into what NME describes as simply, the most exciting live punk band in the country. SB6’s third album ‘City of Thieves’ was met with significant critical acclaim across the UK rock press from Kerrang! to the NME to Big Cheese! with Rock Sound proclaiming this isn’t good, it’s way beyond that and deep into the realms of something special. Even Music Week picked up on the buzz, observing finally, their time has come. Add to this support an established and loyal grassroots following plus radio play from Radio 1’s Mike Davies and Nick Grimshaw and Bruce Dickinson at Radio 6 and the band’s profile blasted skywards across 2009 culminating in The Boom opening the Main Stage at Reading/Leeds 2009… no mean feat for a band still so passionately hands-on about every aspect of their business.
Over the last five years, Sonic Boom Six’s live show has been honed on headline tours across the UK, Europe, Japan and the US as well as support to acts such as The Levellers, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Bad Brains and Big D and the Kid’s Table. No strangers to the festival circuit, SB6 has graced the stage at shows including Glastonbury, Wicker Man, Guilfest, Fusion (D), Rockade (D), Mondiali (IT), Rock Im Dorf (A) and the Lock-Up and Main Stages at Reading/Leeds. The Boom’s DIY spirit extends to the band’s own record label Rebel Alliance Recordings. As well as releasing SB6’s own material RAR has released records by artists who share their outlook and commitment to unique, forward-thinking underground music including Chris Murray, Random Hand, The Skints and more. Laila and Barney are also members of Suicide Bid, the ongoing dub-punk collective who are beginning work on their third full-length. A continuation of the community spirit at the heart of band’s ethos, SB6 curate the Ruff and Ready package tour which provides a collective platform for some of the most intensifying underground bands around showcasing such acts as The King Blues, Mouthwash, and more.