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UK Tour Starts TODAY! Tickets Still Available!! SB6 Facebook Request!!! 

Woo hoo!
Alright then you fantastic people! TOUR STARTS TODAY!

We've spent the last three days cobbling together a set of epic proportions. There are old songs from 'Ruff Guide' and 'Arcade Perfect, there's four NEW songs that are going to have you bouncing up and down and there is a general air of wonder and chaos due to the fact that we're not QUITE rehearsed enough. In my experience, this just adds to the buzz. Are we 'All-In'!?

And there's support from the amazing Rat Attack and many great local bands!

A KILIMANJARO + FRIENDS PRESENTATION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH PRIMARY TALENT INTERNATIONAL

SONIC BOOM SIX + RAT ATTACK



Wednesday     19-Feb-14     UK     Manchester     Academy 3 TICKETS
Thursday     20-Feb-14     UK     Nottingham     Rock City Basement TICKETS
Friday     21-Feb-14     UK     Birmingham     Temple Rooms TICKETS
Saturday     22-Feb-14     UK     Edinburgh     Electric Circus TICKETS
Sunday     23-Feb-14     UK      Newcastle     O2 Academy 2 TICKETS
Tuesday     25-Feb-14     UK     Leeds     Cockpit 2 TICKETS
Wednesday     26-Feb-14     UK     Bristol     The Exchange TICKETS
Thursday     27-Feb-14     UK     Portsmouth     Wedgewood Rooms TICKETS
Friday     28-Feb-14     UK     Tunbridge Wells      Forum TICKETS
Saturday     1-Mar-14     UK     London     Relentless Garage TICKETS

Tickets are still available (and will be available on the door) so run along and grab yours. The Facebook event is HERE.

And, quickly today, just one request. Recently a few of you have been commenting on our Facebook and explaining that you haven't been seeing updates. In 2012 Facebook changed their system meaning that algorithms dictate what you do and don't see and the site has the ability to monetise Page Posts as advertising meaning only about 17 percent of our Facebook fans now see our status updates in their feed.

Now Facebook has rolled out the “Get Notifications” feature for Pages. You’ve been able to use this feature on user profiles for quite some time, but Facebook recently enabled it for Pages.


Increase Your Facebook Page Reach With ‘Get Notifications’ image facebook get notifications

I put a lot of effort into keeping the Facebook page updated and relevant and respond to the vast majority of inquiries on there so please don't be strangers and keep in touch with this feature! If you would like to get all our updates, subscribe to all our status updates by checking the “Get Notifications” option under the “Liked” button. “Get Notifications” is automatically turned off when you Like your page, so you MUST take this step. Here is the three-step procedure:

1. Like our page.

2. Hover your cursor over the blue “Liked” button until “Get Notifications” appears.

3. Click on “Get Notifications” and you’ll see a check-mark appear.

Thank you.

Until The Sunlight Comes...

Barney x

New Official Boom Lyric Video 'A Little Bit of Reggae' Online Now! Tour Starts in a Week!!  

What what.

Winding and Grinding its way onto the internet today is the awesome new Official Lyric Video for 'A Little Bit of Reggae', the B-Side from the 'Karma is a Bitch' single. 'A Little Bit Of Reggae' is a change of pace for The Boom, with Laila and Barney vocalising over a beat produced by New York's legendary King Django and his Version City Rockers. Expect reggae and rhymes.

Cheers to Punk Duck Pete for all his hard work and big up King Django for the riddim. We've got some great reggae hip-hop coming round the corner on the next record, but for now, turn up the bass on this. And if you dig it PLEASE share! You can check it on YouTube HERE and please remember to subscribe!


Please remember SB6 is an independent band and, as always, we need help from you guys to spread the music and keep the boat afloat. Now that Facebook has started charging for advertising, without us shelling out more cash than we actually have, our Sonic Boom Six Page has become limited in its capacity to reach our fans. But with the help of you guys we can overcome that. Please go onto our Facebook HERE and make sure that you 'like' us and 'follow' us to keep up to date. Even going onto our Facebook page and Twitter pages and doing some posts to engage with us and other fans will help push our whole profile up within the Facebook system, meaning more people will get to see our music and vids. And it's even more vital than ever if you dig what we do that you use Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Tumblr to SHARE our stuff. That's our lifeblood. Like this video! What are you waiting for?!

And, tour time is here already! In just one week's time, we are going to be kicking off the tour at Manchester Academy 3 with Rat Attack and Middle Finger Salute in tow. This also happens to be the last time SB6 are going to play Manchester before Barney Boom and Laila Lazer K move down to London. So after the amazing show, we're gonna be having drinks and larfs in Big Hands Bar and we're gonna wave our fair city goodbye for a while. So, Manchester show go-ers, won't you come and join us? It's gonna be emotional! Come and say hello on the event HERE .


Those tour dates one last time...

Wednesday     19-Feb-14     UK     Manchester     Academy 3 TICKETS
Thursday     20-Feb-14     UK     Nottingham     Rock City Basement TICKETS
Friday     21-Feb-14     UK     Birmingham     Temple Rooms TICKETS
Saturday     22-Feb-14     UK     Edinburgh     Electric Circus TICKETS
Sunday     23-Feb-14     UK      Newcastle     O2 Academy 2 TICKETS
Tuesday     25-Feb-14     UK     Leeds     Cockpit 2 TICKETS
Wednesday     26-Feb-14     UK     Bristol     The Exchange TICKETS
Thursday     27-Feb-14     UK     Portsmouth     Wedgewood Rooms TICKETS
Friday     28-Feb-14     UK     Tunbridge Wells      Forum TICKETS
Saturday     1-Mar-14     UK     London     Relentless Garage TICKETS

Tickets are available NOW! So run along and grab yours.

Can't wait!

Until The Sunlight Comes...

Barney x

WIN SONIC BOOM SIX IN YOUR HOUSE! Stonking Competition!! RBF & SB6 Online!!!!!! 

Well now!

Have we got a competition for you!

We've teamed up with our London promoter Kilimanjaro to offer a very special prize. In three weeks time, Saturday 1st March, we will be playing a headline show at the London Relentless Garage. There are many reasons go to. You can see the Boom live, playing new tunes and some old classics. You can check out the awesome support from Rat Attack, ANIMAL and The One Hundred. But if you buy tickets in advance via your credit or debit card you will also be entered into our prize draw to win AN SB6 ACOUSTIC SHOW LIVE IN YOUR HOUSE!

That's right, the lucky advance ticket holder will be treated to an acoustic set in a living room of his or her choosing. How do you enter this tremendous competition?! SIMPLE. Just buy a ticket for the 1st March London show on your credit or debit card from an official Relentless Garage ticket vendor like Ticketweb HERE.

It's really that simple. And to sweeten the plum, we've got a couple of runner up prizes on offer.

GRAND PRIZE: SB6 Acoustic show live IN YOUR HOUSE.

Runner up prize 1: A one-off prototype Sonic Boom Six TCT t-shirt signed by the band.
Runner up prize 2: A drum skin signed by Sonic Boom Six.
The winners will be drawn at random by Kilimanjaro from the list of advance ticket buyers for the London Show. The only way to win this truly one-off, unique prize is to grab yourself a ticket for the London show HERE. And if you don't live near London.... ROAD TRIP!!!

As far as the show itself goes, thanks for all the song requests people that been hitting me up with at @sonicboomsix on Twitter.

We're going to be playing four new tunes on our forthcoming tour, all bouncy rocksteady bangers ripe for a good skank out. It's gonna be great to give you a flavour of the new record, but we also spent last weekend jamming through some of the requests that you guys gave us over on our Facebook and we've chosen a couple of oldies to polish off.. We've heard lots of requests for 'Monkey See, Monkey Do' over the past few months and also 'Apathy Begins at Home' has been bandied about more than once. We'll just have to see won't we?

Head over to the Facebook event HERE and keep that feedback coming in.

We have the awesome Rat Attack in support.

A KILIMANJARO + FRIENDS PRESENTATION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH PRIMARY TALENT INTERNATIONAL

SONIC BOOM SIX + RAT ATTACK



Wednesday     19-Feb-14     UK     Manchester     Academy 3 TICKETS
Thursday     20-Feb-14     UK     Nottingham     Rock City Basement TICKETS
Friday     21-Feb-14     UK     Birmingham     Temple Rooms TICKETS
Saturday     22-Feb-14     UK     Edinburgh     Electric Circus TICKETS
Sunday     23-Feb-14     UK      Newcastle     O2 Academy 2 TICKETS
Tuesday     25-Feb-14     UK     Leeds     Cockpit 2 TICKETS
Wednesday     26-Feb-14     UK     Bristol     The Exchange TICKETS
Thursday     27-Feb-14     UK     Portsmouth     Wedgewood Rooms TICKETS
Friday     28-Feb-14     UK     Tunbridge Wells      Forum TICKETS
Saturday     1-Mar-14     UK     London     Relentless Garage TICKETS

Tickets are available NOW! So run along and grab yours.

Over on YouTube we've come across a short but sweet blast of Laila and Barney onstage playing the Reel Big Fish feat. SB6 collabo 'Hiding With My Headphones' in Manchester last week with RBF themselves. What a lot of fun! Hopefully we'll get to do it again someday but if you weren't there, here's a cool little snippet from the crowd.



Elsewhere on the web, Barney has written a new Blog on Jägermeister Music UK's website about the thought process behind the writing of our new album and how we've approached the forthcoming album completely differently than we have before. You can read all about it HERE.

Until The Sunlight Comes...

Barney :)

Happy New Year! Grab Your Tour Tickets!! Help Manchester's Night & Day Venue!!! 

Oi oi!
Happy New Year! Sorry we've been out of contact for the last few weeks. As well as the usual hustle and bustle of new year, we've been spending the last few weeks writing HARD. We've actually managed to demo around 30 new song ideas and are currently in the process of sorting the wheat from the chaff and creating an album, and maybe an EP, from the tunage on offer. Those of you into the reggae hip-hop of 'All-In' and 'The Dangers of Rock n Roll' and some of the more ska stuff like 'Meanwhile Back in the Real World' and 'Through the Eyes of a Child' are in for a treat. We've really been inspired by the sunny ska vibes but we have brought into the mix the bigger and bolder songwriting that experience brings. We truly can't wait for you to hear the stuff and are planning to go into the studio in March for a new single. So that's news!

We'll be playing some new songs on our forthcoming tour of the UK. We've had a crazy amount of people adding themselves to the Facebook EVENT over the last few days. I think after the Christmas and New Year excess, people have realised that it's time for some Boom in 2014. So hurry along and grab a ticket too. Any songs you guys particularly want to hear?! No weird ones please. Hit me up at @sonicboomsix on Twitter.

We have the awesome Rat Attack in support.

A KILIMANJARO + FRIENDS PRESENTATION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH PRIMARY TALENT INTERNATIONAL

SONIC BOOM SIX + RAT ATTACK



Wednesday     19-Feb-14     UK     Manchester     Academy 3 TICKETS
Thursday     20-Feb-14     UK     Nottingham     Rock City Basement TICKETS
Friday     21-Feb-14     UK     Birmingham     Temple Rooms TICKETS
Saturday     22-Feb-14     UK     Edinburgh     Electric Circus TICKETS
Sunday     23-Feb-14     UK      Newcastle     O2 Academy 2 TICKETS
Tuesday     25-Feb-14     UK     Leeds     Cockpit 2 TICKETS
Wednesday     26-Feb-14     UK     Bristol     The Exchange TICKETS
Thursday     27-Feb-14     UK     Portsmouth     Wedgewood Rooms TICKETS
Friday     28-Feb-14     UK     Tunbridge Wells      Forum TICKETS
Saturday     1-Mar-14     UK     London     Relentless Garage TICKETS

Tickets are available NOW! So run along and grab yours.

The song 'Polished Chrome and Open Kitchens from City of Thieves is about the gentrification of the Northern Quarter of Manchester, particularly the attempted shutdown of Afflecks Arcade and attempts to abate the noise from The Night and Day Cafe Venue. People were moving into city centre flats to be part of the lifestyle and then wanting to jump off the ride when the reality of the noise hit them. And instead of moving out, they want to change the culturally important landmarks which serve the rest of Manchester and ironically attracted them in the first place. Here in 2014 it's still going on. Please sign this petition to protect The Night and Day Care, a venue that Sonic Boom Six played some of their first gigs at. As we have observed in similar cases across the nation, 'noise abatement' sounds well and good, but the reality is that the council's sanctions on the sound in live venue drastically hinder the venue's ability to stage live music at all. The levels effectively prohibit the use of a live drum kit, meaning, as a live venue, its days are numbered. Check it out HERE.
 

Here's a cool lyric video for the first part of 'Polished Chrome and Open Kitchens' written about that very subject. Cheers to PunkDuckVideo for the vid. More to come, apparently!

Until The Sunlight Comes...

Barney x

Our New Song 'It's Always Christmas When I Think of You' on YouTube Now! You Will Get it For Free!! 

Ho ho ho!

In the true spirit of Christmas, Sonic Boom Six release their new original track 'It's Always Christmas When I Think of You' as a free download for mailing list members on Christmas Day 2013. The song is a thank you to the loyal fans, affectionately known as The Legion of Boom, that have stood by them over the years and an attempt by the band to capture the spirit of the 80s pop music they love by bands such as Madness.

You'll be getting the mp3 tomorrow morning, but you can enjoy the video here and now...



SB6 extend a massive thank you to everyone who helped create the video, from Rob Tranter to James Kennedy to Katie Tavini. We can't forget Mary, Simon, baby Maggie and Katie Crush. And thanks to James's parents for letting us record till late and last but not least, Barney's mum and dad for letting the band go wild in their living room. We love you all!

Sonic Boom Six wishes all races, religions and denominations a happy festive period. Whether secular or religious, SB6 believe this time of year is about family (blood relations or not), togetherness, giving, receiving, food and, of course, drink! Except for Laila, who has apple juice.

Merry Christmas

Barney x

UK Headline Tour Announced! Rat Attack Support!! Tickets On Sale Now!!! 

Well now!

Our awesome 2013 was topped off with an incredible show at the UK Warped Tour at Alexandra Palace. Thanks to everyone who turned up. Our acoustic set was so rammed that people were being turned away (sorry) and our Jagermeister Stage set was similarly heaving. We're going to have a few months off to write our next album but we're not going to leave you for too long... we're pleased to announce that we are returning in 2014 for a headline tour of the UK in February and March.

We'll be rocking all the Boom classics but we're gonna be dropping (and trying out) a load of new stuff so get your dancing shoes on and come and support the cause. We're absolutely stoked to announce that we will be supported by our friends Rat Attack.

A KILIMANJARO + FRIENDS PRESENTATION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH PRIMARY TALENT INTERNATIONAL

SONIC BOOM SIX + RAT ATTACK



Wednesday     19-Feb-14     UK     Manchester     Academy 3 TICKETS
Thursday     20-Feb-14     UK     Nottingham     Rock City Basement TICKETS
Friday     21-Feb-14     UK     Birmingham     Temple Rooms TICKETS
Saturday     22-Feb-14     UK     Edinburgh     Electric Circus TICKETS
Sunday     23-Feb-14     UK      Newcastle     O2 Academy 2 TICKETS
Tuesday     25-Feb-14     UK     Leeds     Cockpit 2 TICKETS
Wednesday     26-Feb-14     UK     Bristol     The Exchange TICKETS
Thursday     27-Feb-14     UK     Portsmouth     Wedgewood Rooms TICKETS
Friday     28-Feb-14     UK     Tunbridge Wells      Forum TICKETS
Saturday     1-Mar-14     UK     London     Relentless Garage TICKETS

Tickets are available NOW! So run along and grab yours.

The Facebook event is HERE. I'll be adding supports and individual Facebook events to the list to come and add yourself now.

There will be more news coming this week so keep your eyes on your mailbox.

Until The Sunlight Comes...

Barney x


Photo courtesy of Mark Latham and Jagermeister UK

'High Cost of Living' Single Out TODAY! Hadouken Tour Starts TODAY!!! 

Alrighty then!
Our new single 'The High Cost of Living' is available TODAY, the 28th October. The single features the single mix of 'High Cost', a brand new recording of 'People Acklike They Don't Know' live from Bristol and a new collaboration with From The Cradle To The Rave called 'Natty Hawks'. If you haven't checked the video for 'The High Cost of Living' yet, you can still see it HERE.

Buy from iTunes HERE
Buy from Amazon HERE

Barney Boom, vocalist and frontman from SB6, on the new single; "Personally this is my favourite song off the album as I don't think there's any other band that sounds quite like the mix of sounds in this song and the lyrics really reflect the message and philosophy of SB6. We're not out there telling people what to think or making partisan political statements but we're questioning the way we live our lives, suggesting things can be done differently and trying to get people to draw their own conclusions."


We are stoked to be going out on tour today as main support for Hadouken!, with shows in Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, Portsmouth, Gloucester and Stoke. After the riotous reception we got playing with Hadouken! in Manchester, we're looking forward to this indeed! It's gonna be messy! Get tickets HERE.

OCTOBER
28 - CAMBRIDGE Junction
29 - OXFORD Academy
30 - EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms
31 - WOLVERHAMPTON Slade Rooms

NOVEMBER

01 - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
02 - GLOUCESTER Guildhall
03 - STOKE Sugar Mill



And that, for today, is that!

Until The Sunlight Comes...

Barney x

p.s Nick Horne has a new shiny Explorer for our tour with Hadouken, which starts tomorrow. Thanks Gibson Guitars! He also has a new ugly face to accompany it...

BBC Radio 1 'Make Some Noise' Doc feat. SB6 on Tonight! New Single News!! Next Album News!!!  

Hey guys!
Tonight, on Monday 14th October 2013 at 21:00 on BBC Radio 1 Laila and Barney feature in 'Make Some Noise', a brand new documentary. Ricky Norwood confronts the myth of the death of the protest song by speaking with some of today's musicians who are using their platform to discuss topical issues, discovering that there are all kinds of ways of bringing political and social themes into music. Does music still have a role to play in protest and social commentary? Of course it does, and there are plenty of young artists out there to prove it. Enter Shikari, Louise Distras and Sonic Boom Six have all taken influences from the punk scene to make their own music with a message. We hear from Akala, dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip, George The-Poet, The Ruby Kid and the Lyrically Challenged Collective, who demonstrate how hip hop and spoken word are at the forefront of politically and socially aware music. Check it out HERE.




Mon 14 Oct 2013
21:00

Futhermore, our new single 'The High Cost of Living' is available on digital download from Xtra Mile Recordings on 27th October. The single features the single mix of 'High Cost', a brand new recording of 'People Acklike They Don't Know' live from Bristol and a new collaboration with From The Cradle To The Rave, 'Natty Hawks'. Check the previews now HERE.

If you haven't seen the video yet, just click below to check it out.



And that's that for today!

Until the Sunlight Comes...

Barney x

p.s. We've had a busy weekend writing. And witht these wonderful books we're taking inspiration for album number 5! #irie #tougherthanthough

WIN Tickets For This Saturday's Gig! SB6 vs PBR DJ Set Afterparty!! #standforsomething!!! 

Extraordinary!

Time flies when you're having fun! We've just got back off our respective holidays and had a great rehearsal on Sunday ready for the Manchester home-town throwdown this Saturday. If you hadn't heard, Sonic Boom Six will one of the headline acts for the Dr. Martens #STANDFORSOMETHING TOUR 2013 along with Dry the River Spector, Lower Than Atlantis, and Young Guns. We will be headlining at The Deaf Institute in Manchester on SEPTEMBER 28th, UNDER A WEEK AWAY! Tickets are priced at JUST £5 and the supports are Save Your Breath and LTNT. ! Tickets are limited to 2 per person. Manchester will be 14+. For the Manchester gig, tickets will be available from our Manchester, Leeds & Liverpool stores.

You can read more info HERE and order tickets HERE.



Furthermore, if you're too tight to cough up a fiver, there's a competition doing the rounds where you can win yourselves some tickets from Front Magazine's Twitter. Just pop over to their Tweet HERE and follow the instructions to be in with a chance. And if you don't win, just buy the tickets anyway innit. :)

We're also stoked to say that our official afterparty is the Pop Bubble Rock! 7th Birthday Clubnight. Laila and Barney will be spinning some tunes and drinking a few shandys (well, Laila will be on the alcohol-free lager) and generally having a wicked time.  In the words of PBR "★ CELEBRATE 7 YEARS OF AWESOME ★ THEREʼLL BE CAKE, VODKA JELLY + ICE CREAM & PRESENTS FOR ALL! 7 years ago we thought it'd be nice to throw a party... Still 100% independent to this day and ran by the silliest bunch of boys & girls you'll ever meet we'd like to invite you to help celebrate our birthday party at the new home of Pop Bubble Rock! Manchester: Odder, Oxford Rd. We may be partying in Cardiff / Bristol / London.... but it all started in Manchester and there's no place like home!"

And I was there at the very first PBR! 7 years ago and it's great to see those guys still going strong. The event for the clubnight on Facebook is HERE.

THIS WILL SELL OUT |★| DO NOT MISS OUT

// ODDER
// SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH
// 10:30pm-4am
// £4adv - £6
// www.facebook.com/pbrmanchester
// @popbubblerock
// www.wegottickets.com (on sale Monday, 9th Sept)




I certainly hope to see you all there! It's going to be OFF THE CHAIN as The Fresh Prince used to say.

Until The Sunlight Comes...

Barney x

'The High Cost of Living' Video Online Now! 

What what!

Following our summer appearances at Download, Reading and Leeds Festivals, we'll be releasing our latest single 'The High Cost of Living’, as a download only single on October 27th, through Xtra Mile Recordings.

The video, directed by Carl Shanahan, is on Sonic Boom Six's new VEVO account at youtube.com/sonicboomsixvevo now. Check it out HERE.



As always, PLEASE comment and share!

Until the Sunlight Comes...

Barney x
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