Sonic Boom Six

By taking ska, pop, grime, dubstep, punk and metal apart, then rebuilding them as a hyperactive hybrid, Sonic Boom Six demand attention. Kerrang!

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.

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 latest album The F-Bomb, 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 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.

Sonic Boom Six has released 5 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 GlastonburyDownloadSonisphere 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 4BBC 2 (TV), Rock Band and Sims 3 video games and much more.

Web Site: www.sonicboomsix.co.uk

Tracks:

  • A Bright Cold Day In April
  • A People’s History of the Future
  • All In
  • Apathy Begins at Home
  • Arcade Perfect
  • Back 2 Skool
  • Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang
  • Bigger Than Punk Rock
  • Blood For Oil
  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Cuckold
  • Danger! Danger!
  • Different People
  • Do It Today
  • Don’t Say I Never Warned Ya
  • Face Forward
  • Floating Away
  • Flower
  • For 12 Weeks, The City is Theirs
  • For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
  • Found It, Burned It, Fucked Off
  • I Changed I Could Smile
  • I Wish I Could Smile
  • Jericho
  • Let The Children Play
  • Meanwhile, Back in the Real World
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do (Funky Kingston)
  • Northern Skies
  • Not Yet
  • Passing Through
  • People Acklike They Don’t Know
  • Piggy In The Middle
  • Play Inna Day
  • Play On
  • Polished Chrome and Open Kitchens
  • Rum Little Skallywag
  • SB6
  • Scatterbrain
  • September to May
  • Setting Sun
  • Shareena
  • Silent Majority
  • Sister
  • Sound of A Revolution
  • Sticks and Stones
  • Strange Transformations
  • Tell Me Something That I Don’t Know
  • The Concrete We’re Trapped Within (It’s Yours)
  • The Devil Made Me Do It
  • The Rape of Punk to Come
  • The Reckoning
  • The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Inventions
  • The Strange Tale of Sid the Strangler
  • The World’s A Twisted Place but it Won’t Twist Me
  • Through the Eyes of A Child
  • Until The Sunlight Comes
  • We Wanna War
  • Welcome to the City of Thieves
  • Ya Basta
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Setting Sun
  • Nine Stitches
  • An Ode To D.I.Y. Promoters
  • New Style Rocka
  • Sunny Side Of The Street
  • What Doesn’t Kill You Make You Stronger
  • For The Kids Of The Multiculture
  • Virus
  • Karma is a Bitch
  • S.O.S (State of Shock)
  • Gary Got A Gun
  • The High Cost of Living
  • Who Will Survive (and What Will be Left of Them?)
  • Keep on Believing
  • Flatline
  • Karma Is A Lady
  • Hiding In My Headphones
  • A Little Bit Of Reggae
  • No Man No Right
  • From The Fire To The Frying Pan
  • Drop The Bass (And Pick It Up)
  • Train Leaves Tomorrow
  • L.O.V.E.
  • Worship Yourself
  • Joanna
  • All The Same To Me
  • Echoes In The Dark