Live at CMJ, Day 2: The Voom Blooms

review by Noah Sanders
photos by Doron Gild

Loughborough, England, foursome The Voom Blooms are just barely a year old and already a fixture on the British pop charts. The band released their first single, “Politics and Cigarettes” on Fiction Records in 2006 and in the time since have been named by Rolling Stone as one of their best new bands (2006-2007), toured with acts like Babyshambles, and self-released their Nine Ships EP. Though their brand of sometimes angular, sometimes epic rock and roll has drawn comparisons to acts such as Bloc Party, Interpol, and The Libertines, The Voom Blooms inject this well known sound with a healthy dose of jangly pop, adding a much needed burst of rough-edged sunshine and even a hint of psych-rock. The band is currently unsigned, but their much-anticipated Beachhouse EP is set to release in the very near future.

During their energetic set and humorous interview with John Richards, bandmates George Guilford, Thom Mackie, Craig Monk, and Andy Wells talk about the future of the band, driving to America, and why you should download your music for free. Check it out on our Streaming Archive.

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