Music Review: Bom Bom by Sam And The Womp

Take a British-based eight piece, with influences in Balkan music and Jamaican ska. Make it appeal with elements of modern dance and some electronic vibes. It’s sinfully unfaithful to any sense of acceptable, or moral behaviour when putting together music. However, it somehow avoids to be a complete cluster fuck. And this is why.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is something dispensed from a group of people that don’t use English as their first language. Like I said before, they’re British. It’s a sweet sentiment though towards their lunacy. Clearly they have enough out-there sensations to be noticed compared to their counterparts.

Sam And The Womp.

It’s nice to see a collection of trumpets held together without it being a complete gimmick (eyes on you Gaga). The layered effect of the drumming below the trumpets is utterly simple. But that’s how it avoids being messy, unfocused and dangerous to your ears.’Sam And The Womp’ have clearly been born in a world of their own. Be it Mars, Mercury or Uranus, apparently bringing a Pukka on a night out is customary there as she sings ”I’ve brought
a pie in my pocket.” Lyrically, it’s no ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

And it avoids being a ‘Loca People’ knock off, even if they’re popping the same crazy pills as Sak Noel (in the literal sense of course). I’d go as far as to say that’s it’s eclipsed Santa’s son and become just as infectious as ‘Loca People’.

Both funky and unmistakeable, ‘Bom Bom’ has left a serious question. Is this the new and contemporary ska? Is it dance? Take it as this though. By putting your hand into a bag of Revels, you don’t know what the outcome is going to be. Some may like coffee flavour, or even orange. Basically, ‘Bom Bom’ can be many things to different people. 7.5/10.

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