Words by Ed King
On Friday 24th May, The Bombpops will be playing at the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath) with support from Swan Prince, killer BOB, and La Moxie – rocking their way across Europe on their Punk in Drublic Tour.
The pop-punk-bastard-brainchild of Poli van Dam and Jen Razavi, The Bombpops were born in 2007 – cementing their place in San Diego’s music scene with some anarchic skate rock and punchy live shows. Cue knee jerk references to Blink 182… but don’t come crying to us if you get a mic stand in the chops, comparisons are a dangerous animal.
Independently releasing their first Like I Care EP In 2010, The Bombpops would follow their six track debut with Stole the TV EP just under a year later – sent out into the world through Toby Jeg’s Red Scare imprint. A few years and line up changes later, landing on Josh Lewis (drums) and Neil Wayne (bass) – with Poli van Dam and Jen Razavi staying solid as the band’s guitarists and vocalists, and The Bombpop’s self released 2015 Can of Worms EP would see them take their first trip across the pond – touring Europe later that year.
Extending their fanbase, and with the encouragingly worldwide cry for an album, The Bombpops started writing and recording their debut LP in 2016 – releasing Fear of Missing Out through Fat Wreck Records in early 2017.
The twelve track slaughter house, that strides from ‘peppy to plain badass in the blink of an eye,’ was well received across the punk pop fraternity – with the Punk Rock Theory website rounding off their review by stating ‘the only downside to this album is that it will seriously cut into your time to listen to other bands.’ So, to surmise, a success.
Back in the UK for a smattering of dates, including the Slamdunk Festivals in Leeds and Hatfield, The Bombpops stop off at the Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath) on Friday 24th May – with support from Swan Prince, killer BOB, and La Moxie.
And we’ve said it before and we may well say it again… but for direct event information and links to online ticket sales, click here.
‘CA in July’ – The Bombpops
For more on The Bombpops, visit www.thebombpops.com
For more on Swan Prince, visit www.swanprinceband.com
For more on killer BOB, visit www.killerbob.rocks
For more on La Moxie, visit www.facebook.com/lamoxieuk
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For more on the Hare & Hounds, including venue details and further event listings, visit www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk