The Bulletproof Bomb are a 5 piece from South London, for fans of The Clash, Jamie T and The Libertines.
They are set for big things and I highly recommend you see this band now before the boom because its always nice to have a band in your collection that you supported from the very start…
Watch this space…
Hi there, how are you and what are you up to today?
I did a whole lot of nothing, as I tend to these days. The joys of the unemployed rock star are aplenty.
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound?
Twangy. We’re punky indie ska smash bang wollop. Kind of a mix of The Clash, Jamie T and The Libertines.
What are the 5 albums and artists that have influenced you the most?
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys makes me cry like a little girl, as does A Grand Don’t Come For Free by The Streets. I like the noisy swagger of The Velvet Underground & Nico and London Calling by The Clash, and recent albums that influenced me a lot of Panic Prevention by Jamie T and Plastic Beach by Gorillaz (sneaked a cheeky 6th in)
What other artists do you really like at the moment and why?
Really getting into Groove Armada at the moment but also listening to Black Sabbath a bit & had some Shostakovich on earlier, I dunno what’s going on here.
What are some of the key pieces of gear you use to write your tracks?
MIDI Software is the way for composition.
Do you have any information regarding upcoming releases, projects or collaborations in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
What’s the best gig you have ever done and why?
Reading & Leeds last year was crazy, really surreal to play and such a sick rush. I liked Boardmasters, and Bestival was great too.
What’s the worst gig you have ever done and why?
Uhh I dunno if I remember the worst one. We played at a family festival, but that was alright because we just punk rocked out all the little kids while they moshed in a hay-pit. That might of been better than Reading actually.
Quick Fire Round…
Classical was forced down my throat a bit at A-Level and GCSE but I’ve learned to adore it, Dvorak’s 9th Symphony was the first piece I really fell in love with, and then I studied Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony for school and fell in love with that thing as well. When they pop Shostakovich on at the club, you’ll see me going straight for the dancefloor
I like the really early stuff like Fats Waller (if that counts as blues) and Robert Johnson, don’t know much of the modern stuff.
Robbie’s really into his soul, I dunno much about it. Marvin Gaye seemed like an alright bloke.
Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, all of that, love it.
I like the folk-songs from the footy, maybe more than folk music. When the terraces get going it’s a proper chorus, they should be in the chart.
I imagine Skrillex would be sick live, if that’s what dubstep is, don’t know much else
Finally, If you weren’t a musician what would you be?
Super powered vigilante or organised bank robber, or something in between
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