It has been a good hard-working summer for Sonic Boom Six, those that venture to a music festival probably found the soundclash band high in the programme’s stage listings times. ‘For The Kids Of The Multiculture’ saw the song make many of a best of 2011 festival set, so it comes as no surprise, as it made good live, an oblivious choice for the Manchester band. The single comes complete with brand new track ‘Five Minutes With You’ as the B-Side as well as tracks culled from The Boom’s triumphant headline set on the RockSound / Macbeth stage at Hevy Festival. After recent riots, the lack of job opportunities; but possibly more galling apart from tuition fees, the NHS, was the Politian that goes by the name of David Cameron, speaking in the House Of Commons, opened his speech, from the dispatch box, with “Multi-culturalism as an experiment, has not worked.” It shocked me, Pauline Black of The Selecter, lots of people, and a similar reaction is not lost on Sonic Boom Six. the more I think that hundreds of thousands in the UK, today, are now termed as failed experiments – is news to all, offensive and shocking.
But that is just one albeit important; line of the new single, wrapped in so much positivity, either side of thought provoking lyrics that are brought into even brighter focus. That’s what I find so uplifting about ‘For The Kids Of Multiculture’ easier to go more negative dealing with so many issues and the odd hate figure, instead the song is a celebration, they sing “Put your hand up, where we live in a land take a chance and build a future for the kids of the multicultural.” It is a strong sound musically. Hooks aplenty, lyrically and I think you will see the video, they seem a lot more relaxed, focused and dangerous. To the ‘Boom, and their possible future, you can only raise a glass. With the new single it hard to do both when all you want to do is shake a leg. Sonic Boom Six are building, song by song, a strong set, even if I just scratch the surface; ‘New Style Rocka’ still shines bright, ‘Sunny Side Of The Street’ is uplifting, but the songs like ‘Northern Skies’, ‘Piggy In The Middle’, ‘Boom Bye Bye’ and I hear there will be maybe one more new single before the next album. Life just keeps getting better. 8.5/10