SONIC BOOM SIX return with their new single ‘Virus’, the first to be released by their new label Xtra Mile Recordings, on digital download on September 17th. ‘Virus’ gives a taster of the mix of rock, reggae and electronica.
We took a listen, and here’s what we thought:
A yearning, heart-stirring grimace of yawning sounds greets you like a gaping cavern of noise. Then Laila K’s vocals doodle and squirm out in that delightful way. And you are away. The glorious “writing on the wall …” chorus fades in and adds a glimmer of sensual light to the overall feel of the piece.
And then quaff that rap from Barney Boom – it is mechanistic and absolutely intrinsic … a steady stream of vital ideas and style in motion.
Percussion dustily rattles and shakes about, and then creates a cataclysm of sumptuous sounds that frame the voices so significantly that you feel like you are being lashed by a spirited whip in the foul wind. Sexy synths and a piercingly urgent crimewave of dub-sound guitarwork all adds up to one helluva thrilling sound . To be enjoyed over-and-over.
– © Neil_Mach September 2012 –