NEWS / SONIC BOOM SIX is an explosive and outspoken five-piece described as "taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk and metal apart, then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid" (Kerrang! Magazine). With a live show infamous for "clashing activism and good times", SB6's legendary gigs are a party that started in Manchester, UK, with an open-door policy towards all races, genders, ages and orientations. The Boom’s influences include The Specials, The Streets, and The Fugees, and the band signed with Cherry Red Records in early 2016. They will drop The F-Bomb — SB6's latest album — on 28th May 2016.
Having toured the UK, Europe, the US, and Japan constantly for the last decade (while also managing to release three albums on their own label Rebel Alliance Recordings) the band took time out in 2014 to write The F-Bomb album, and record it with Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns), finished with a mix courtesy of Adam Noble (McFly, Kids In Glass Houses). The promo video of the infectious first single ‘No Man No Right’ was premiered on Clash Music in November 2015, and saw SB6 flipping the typical, macho, testosterone-fuelled gig experience on its head, with the lads in the band suffering the same everyday ordeals that your average female stoically tolerates at almost every rock show.
Across The F-Bomb’s ten tracks (and the record’s unflinching cover art) SB6 tackle the hotly-contested subject of female identify head-on, through missives on body image, immigration, gender politics, and domestic abuse. Musically, the record enjoys all the imaginative genre-hopping that Sonic Boom Six are admired for — starting with the anthemic call-to-arms opener ('No Man No Right'), the band take in their 2-tone roots ('From The Fire To The Frying Pan'), electronica elements ('Worship Yourself'), drum 'n bass influences ('Do What You Wanna Do’), all wrapped up in their trademark ska pop packaging. With this album the band have written the sound of summer 2016. The second disc on this deluxe version is a live show taken from the band's storming set at Norwich’s beloved venue The Owl Sanctuary on 7th November 2015.
The F-Bomb celebrates all the imaginative genre hopping that Sonic Boom Six are admired for - from the anthemic call to arms single ('No Man No Right'), the band take in their ska punk roots ('From The Fire To The Frying Pan'), electronica style ('Worship Yourself'), drum 'n bass and hip hop influences ('Do What You Wanna Do') and wrap it all up in their trademark pop approach. With this album the band have written the sound of summer 2016. The second disc on this deluxe version is a live show taken from the band's storming show at the Owl Sanctuary in Norwich on DATE HERE.
Sonic Boom Six has released 4 studio albums and two full-length compilations with countless singles, EPs and compilation appearances. SB6 has performed headline tours of Europe, America and Japan as well as slots at festivals including Glastonbury, Download, Sonisphere and the main stage at Reading and Leeds Festival. Sonic Boom Six has written and performed songs that have appeared on BBC Radio 1, Channel 4, BBC 2 (TV), Rock Band and Sims 3 video games and much more.
Sonic Boom Six’s next London show is at The London Intl Ska Festival day 3 (Saturday 26th March 2016) alongside 2 Tone legends The Beat and reggae legends U-Roy and Dennis Bovell. The London Intl Ska Festival 2016 returns to the capital this Easter (24-27 March). Housed at The Garage, N5 and The Dixie Queen paddle steamer the festival celebrates ska in all it’s glorious guises from its roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, through it’s Jamaican originators and onto rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone, skapunk and beyond. Headliners also include; David Rodigan, U-Roy, Stranger Cole, The Skints, Don Letts, Bob Andy, Pama International. Carlton & The Shoes, Bad Manners, Hollie Cook and many more! For more information go to:www.londoninternationalskafestival.co.uk
The F Bomb - The New Album
1. No Man, No Right
2. From The Fire To The Frying Pan
3. Do What You Wanna Do
4. Drop The Bass (And Pick It Up)
5. Train Leaves Tomorrow
7. Worship Yourself
9. All The Same To Me
10. Echoes In The Dark
Disc 2 – Live from Norwich Owl Sanctuary
1. Bigger Than Punk Rock
3. No Man, No Right
4. Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!
5. Do What You Wanna Do
6. Sound of a Revolution
8. All in / Monkey See Monkey Do
9. Northern Skies
10. Drop The Bass (And Pick It Up)
11. Piggy in the Middle
13. The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions
14. For The Kids of the Muticulture
15. Blood For Oil
SONIC BOOM SIX ON TOUR
T 17.03.2016 ROUVROY - festival les Enchanters
F 25.3.2016 MILTON KEYNES Crawfurd Arms
S 26.3.2106 LONDON International Ska Festival - The Garage
T 14.04.2016 NANTES - Scene Michelet
F 15.04.2016 LE PASSAGE D'AGEN
S 16.04.2016 PARIS-MONTREUIL - La Peche
S 17.04.2016 BRUSSEL - Magasin4
W 01.06.2106 GLASGOW Audio
T 02.06.2016 SHEFFIELD Corporation
F 03.06.2016 MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
S 04.06.2016 LONDON Camden Rocks
S 05.06.2016 BIRMINGHAM Academy
S 09.07.2016 LITCHFIELD Fuse Festival
S 17.07.2016 LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire
S 14.08.2016 WINCHESTER Boomtown Fair
F 26.08.2016 READING Festival
S 27.08.2016 LEEDS Festival
S 10.09.2016 BRIGHTON Undercover Festival