Band page created in 2006.
"They write songs about ships, have the whole psychedelic 60s thing going on, they play harmonicas and jangly guitars and their bass player sounds like he jumped in a time machine to spend the night spying on Phil Spector working with the Ronnettes. The Voom Blooms debut EP 'nine ships', due for summer release is an incredible little record. Already championed by MTV, Rolling Stone and Radio1 as being a band to watch out for in 2009!"
Formed sept 2005 in the small town of Loughborough, UK The Voom Blooms kicked off their first collection of shows playing alongside Babyshambles, The Enemy, The View, Boy Kill Boy, Larrikin Love and The Paddingtons after playing a series of in-house-gigs to packed out kitchens and hallways across the country. Early support from Radio1 Dj's Steve Lamacq and Zane Lowe saw the band's first two singles 'Politics & Cigarettes' and 'Anna' both sell out rather quickly within a matter of days, earning the band a winning slot on Radio1's "fresh meat" and securing headline Club NME and Barfly tours across the UK. After only a matter of 6 months of being togther the boys ended their summer 2006 tour with a packed-out headline slot on the "Jim Beam Rising Stage" at Leicester's summer sundae festival.
"i think it all happened so fast. The 1st demo we recorded, 'Politics & Cigarettes', had earned us a one-off single deal with Fiction/polydor and before we knew it we were sat in a pub arguing with Lamacq over what was the best Blur song before listening to our single win Zane Lowe's 'Fresh meat' section on the way back home. We even ended up signing a copy of our vinyl for Ian Brown. To have all that happen so soon was a bit much to take, im not sure if at that point we were ready, we'd been together 5 minutes and only had a handful of songs, barely enough for a set."
As 2007 quickly came around the boys were met with the news that over in the U.S. their singles were beginning to receive regular airplay in Seattle and California and that Rolling Stone magazine had announced them as one of the best new bands of the year. This was soon followed with an invite to play @ British Music Week 2007 over in Germany alongside The Horrors on a week long sold out tour.
"...we absolutey loved it out there, we learnt so much travelling around, and being in such a confined space we found ourselves writing stacks and stacks of new songs together. At the same time George had been writing a bunch of short stories that he called 'aboard the albert' and in the end it turned out that that's where the idea for the 'nine ships' album emerged."
On arriving home the blooms signed their first record deal with Japanese label 'Fabtone Records' and the band immediately moved into the recording studio to start work on recording their debut album. Two weeks later it was finished.
The album 'nine Ships' was released in Japan on the 5th September 2007.
The Voom Blooms are George Guildford (vocals/guitar), Thom Mackie (drums/vocals), Craig Monk (guitar/vocals), and Andy Wells. (bass).