Raw rock’n’roll can lift your mood and bring your inner twit right to the fore. Accordingly, The Voms’ bare bones, no-bullshit, rhythm-driven music will pick up your little feet and have you smashing the place to smithereens. You’ll be grinning in no time.
Raised on the likes of the Stones, Pixies and Iggy Pop, The Voms’ front man, Beau Harris, had the songs for a debut album living in his mind for years, ping-ponging back and forth between instruments, cassettes, laptops, scraps of paper and back again. Finally deciding to do what needed doing, he recorded the album, ‘I Want My Rock Stars Dead’, in a fortnight on a farm in Australia, and moved to New York City to release it and put it up live on stage. Released at the end of 2015, the album has been described as “late ‘60s punk that isn’t afraid to experiment… their music is fun and unpretentious…” – review by Matt Jensen at divideandconquermusic.com
The Voms’ act is Beau, Chico, Dmitry and Matt, four like-minded fellas who understand the drive of the music and share a whimsical desire to destroy the stage. Since the band’s formation in 2016, they’ve played numerous raucous and aggressive shows at various New York venues such as Cake Shop, The Bowery Electric and Fat Baby.
Contagious, undecorated, angular riffs paired with pop-around-the-clock hooks; honest and brief songs; potent and to the point. They aim to get deep in your ears and stay there.
So giddy up, y’all. Involve yourself.