Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Throw a slice of Talking Heads, Devo, Prince and LCD Soundsystem into a musical blender and the end result wouldn't be far off the sound of new Glasgow based 4 piece BooHooHoo. Their debut EP, the wonderfully titled DebutHooHoo, saw the light of day at the tail end of last year and immediately sent out a message that this is a band to look out for in 2017. With its synth laden, infectious energy their debut EP drew its sound largely from 80's pop while at the same time sounding completely new and very much of its time. Although they wear their influences on their collective sleeves they somehow manage to sound uniquely like BooHooHoo, which is no mean feat. In this new era of May and Trump we need, more than ever, bands like BooHooHoo producing music that is danceable, interesting and leaves you with a big grin on your face. With some rave live reviews under their belt already, 2017 could well be a very good year indeed for one of the most exciting Scottish bands to emerge in quite some time.


  1. You're right about the music we need - makes me think also this is why there's such an 80s vibe going on at the moment, that same sense of dread we had re. Thatcher/Reagan is back. Anyway, yes this did leave me with a big grin on my face and it's not very often you hear a flute in a pop song!

  2. Yet another promising new Scottish band
    New music for scary times

  3. Scott, I just noticed you had a couple of recent posts. So great to see. Hope you are doing well.