The Boomhouse is a new bi-monthly Punk+ night that is hosted at the Global Cafe. The event is organised by some of the guys from Boomhauer and Treehouse (hence the name) who wanted to have a place to showcase the awesome bands that they’ve met whilst gigging around the south, and hope to use the space to showcase all sorts of small punk-ish bands in the south.
There is no entry price for the event, so the best way to support the show is by coming down and buying a drink or two at the bar and/or putting some money into the bucket that will be split amongst all the bands afterwards.
It should go without saying that this event is inclusive to all, and any forms of prejudice or hate speech are not welcome.
The first features:
Like a support group for recent divorcees, the members of Buds. found each other following the demise of their former bands. After a couple local shows playing some thrown together reworked unused songs, they decided to record an EP with their old friend Tom Hill. Combining Punk energy with anthemic sing along songs, skinny jeans and flannel shirts the band proudly show their love for the punk grunge and emo bands of the scene whilst adding their own voice into the mix.
Boomhauer are a mix of Post-hardcore, ska and punk. Drawing influences from bands such as Less than Jake, Four Year Strong, Streetlight Manifesto, Knuckle Puck and Strike Anywhere (amongst many other), Boomy have an aggressive sound that lays melodic saxophone hooks over beefy riffs, topped off with pop-punk influenced vocals. Bring your best dancing shoes.
Blending soundscapes of bittersweet melodic guitars with thundering bass lines and harsh vocals, Treehouse bring a real alternative sound. Inspiration for the guys comes from introspective nostalgia and old Simpsons, which manifests in the saddest DIY bedroom emo act this side of the m25. For fans of Nai Harvest,Touché Amore and Pianos Become the Teeth.