Have you ever felt like you’ve needed to add that extra sparkle to your Spotify list to really get the party cranking? Well, look no further than the buoyant Sydney electronic duo, Boo Seeka. Boo and Sammy Seeka – aka Ben Gumbleton and Sam Croft – have made quite the racket recently, wrapping up tours here and abroad, including performances at SXSW, Groovin The Moo, Splendour In The Grass, Southbound Festival, Party In The Paddock, Gum Ball and The Big Pineapple Festival, solidifying themselves as burgeoning stars in Australia’s music scene.
Having received recognition as festival favourites and performing shows in regional centres across the country, Boo Seeka have coalesced into an energetic, mischievous band since snagging a J Award nomination for Unearthed Artist of the Year in 2015. You can hear this when listening to their fresh, atmospheric debut album Never Too Soon.
The album draws on their life experiences over the past two and a half years, and experiments with recording and production techniques – vocals were recorded in car parks, tour buses as well as the studio in Croft’s bedroom back in Sydney.
The 11 track album is a mixture of fun, whimsical tunes that make you want to let your hair down while the music intoxicates you. Kicking off the record is single Does This Last – one of my personal favourites – which was dropped earlier this year. The song gives you all the feels while you slowly sway to the synths. Does This Last just has something special about it and just makes you want to keep playing it over and over.
Argo Misty is a soulful tune that carries you away with Boo Seeka’s infectious instrumental and vocals. As I dig further into the record, the track that has placed on triple j’s hit list is Boo Seeka’s latest single Turn Up Your Light. The song lights a spark inside of you then slowly soothes you with tingling synths and vocals.
Oh My, which dropped last year, is a fusion of melodious vibes and ebullient vocals which have dominated national airwaves – this song is clearly the bee’s knees.
Take a bite out of Boo Seeka’s debut album and enjoy a rich and vibrant palate. I can assure you, the hype is SO worth the wait.
Boo Seeka – Never Too Soon
Released: 4 August, 2017 via Sureshaker