Sonic Boom Six follow The Blackout support slots with 2013 UK tour

Posted: 29th November 2012
Huge string of shows await Manchester's lively hopefuls, tickets on sale now
The Lafontaines

After ten years of scampering around the fringes of just about every 'next big thing' list, Sonic Boom Six might be worth a bet or two should their name appear in one or more of them again.

Pourquoi? Well, 2012 saw them release the well-received eponymous fourth album for an indie label with considerable creative clout - Xtra Mile, who have previously courted Frank Turner, Chris T-T and The Xcerts as well as staving-off certain termination caused by their stock going up in flames during the riots in 2011, should see them right. From the striking sleeve to the crunching electro-rock contained within, Sonic Boom Six may have a numerically incorrect moniker (there's five of them), but their ambition and attitude all adds up and so do their tunes.

But that's just the start of bigger things - next year is already a busy one for SBS because they'll be supporting spiky-punksters The Blackout on their early 2013 jaunt around the UK, starting in Glasgow on 20th January - there are tickets for most shows at £13.50.

But if it's headlining Sonic Boom Six action you want, then wait until February - the band will embark on their own promotional tour from the 8th in Swindon, followed by Guildford, Brighton, Sheerness, Camden, Aberdeen etc until Stoke on 27th February. Support comes from a like-minded pair in The Lafontaines and Under the Influence.

We have tickets right now, many priced from well under a tenner.

Paul Pledger