Ultrabomb arrive on the scene in style with a great punk pop blast that will have old and new Husker Dü fans waiting in anticipation for the album to drop. I’ve had one listen and it’s a killer, with all the hints of the early hardcore titans due to the presence of Greg Norton, although not a chief songwriter at the time, he has brought that classic sound into the mix with some pile driving drums from the UK Subs stalwart Jamie Oliver (not the gurning chef) and The Mahones frontman Finny McConnell. No nonsense lo fi punk filled with melody. Read on…
(International punk rock supergroup featuring members of Hüsker Dü, UK Subs, The Mahones…)
DEBUT ALBUM ‘TIME TO BURN’ OUT MAY 27TH VIA ULTRABOMB RECORDS
UK TOUR IN MARCH/APRIL
UltraBomb, the eagerly anticipated international supergroup, have now arrived bringing together three iconic musicians from the cream of punk rock. On bass is the legend that is Greg Norton, once the driving force behind one of the most influential bands to emerge from the American punk scene, Hüsker Dü. Next up is the indefatigable singer-guitarist Finny McConnell, a name you’ll recognise from thirty years as the frontman of the Canadian Irish folk-punk sensation The Mahones. Completing the trio is the drumming powerhouse Jamie Oliver, having served well over fifteen years in the seminal British punk band UK Subs, as well as shorter stints with the likes of SNFU among others.
UltraBomb formed in July 2021, and just two months later they travelled from their respective homes in the US, Canada and the UK to record their killer debut album Time To Burn in Berlin, Germany. With a DIY ethic and a love of classic punk, the band wrote and recorded the ten-track LP in just four days. UltraBomb’s debut single Stickman Vs. Hangman dropped in February 2022 to a crescendo of critical acclaim, and now the band are ready to follow it up with second single ‘Star’, a rousing, emotive song written for Greg Norton’s daughter, Coco.
“I dedicate this to my daughter, Coco,” explains Greg. “She inspires me every day. I wrote this for her. I want her to follow her dreams, and I feel she can accomplish anything if she is committed to it and puts her heart into it.”
The full album Time To Burn will be available May 27th via UltraBomb Records. Pre-sale with limited edition colour vinyl is available now from the website here.
Alongside their album release, Ultrabomb is ready to get on the road, having partnered with some of the most well-respected agencies in the business including M.A.D. Tourbooking for Europe and Atomic Music Group in North/South America. Shows will kick off in March 2022 with a series of dates in Ireland and the UK, followed by gigs and festivals across Europe in July and North America in Fall. With plenty more in the pipeline for 2022 and beyond, keep tabs on their website and get ready for some incendiary live shows. Make no mistake, this band is pure pedigree.
Pre-order the ‘Time To Burn’ album HERE:
Catch UltraBomb live at the following dates:
29th Wharf Chambers, Leeds
30th Bunkers Hill, Nottingham
31st Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
1st Queens Hall, Nuneaton (*with Desperate Measures)
2nd 229 Venue, London (*with Desperate Measures)
Find UltraBomb online at:
Greg Norton (Hüsker Dü) Finny McConnell (The Mahones) Jamie Oliver (U.K. Subs)
Forewords by Wayne Carey, Reviews Editor for Louder Than War. His author profile is here