Where are you located?
We are based in NYC/Brooklyn
What do you do?
Why do you do it?
Where did your name come from?
Finn: I took sailing lessons on the Hudson a couple years ago and part of the boat is called the Boom Vang. I remember being between bands and thinking the next one, that would make a great band name.
When we all got together and decided to start this project, I put it out there and it just fit. One and done.
I see your sound described as “upbeat rock with a post-punk drive” but there is a very theatrical nature to your sound, almost “Hedwig & the Angry Inch” theatrical rock and roll, specifically “Violent Realities” & “Honey”…Is there any theater influences or performance art influences in what you do?
Finn: I have a very theatrical sensibility – I spent the first part of my life in the theater as a professional dancer and choreographer. I loved movie soundtracks as a kid.. I guess I still approach music that way – like a story with highs and lows – lots of dynamics.
The guys are really great at tapping into those emotions and feelings with the instrumentation- whether its a loud song like Nasty Boy, or a softer song like Out of the Blue (our next release)
Florence Welch, David Bowie, Thom Yorke, Debbie Harry are huge influences for us.
Also, Finn’s voice is incredible. Any formal training in there?
Finn: Does drunken karaoke count as formal training?
Danny: We all really love being up there – that’s a big part of it.
The rule of thumb is – if we can get everyone in the bar to stop what they’re doing and pay attention, then it’s been a good show. We want to bring the audience into our world.
Finn: I love it when there’s no stage, if there’s just floor, I wanna gonna be all over it.
I’m completely wireless, so I tend to run around as much as I can.
Can you talk to us about “Four” (Your first EP for our audience) and how that led to you making and dropping you new single “Nasty Boy” ?
Will: Four was created when we first formed a little over a year ago. That EP was a primer for us. We hadn’t played live yet, we were still figuring out our sound.
Nasty Boy is the first release from a recording session we had at Power Station in Connecticut in September of 2019. It was our first trip away as a band.
We had been playing shows at that point for about a year. The recording studio was a pretty magical place. We were able to record together and did 5 songs in 2 days.
While we’re on “Nasty Boy”…tell us everything we need to know. Where did it come from? What’s it’s inspiration?
Finn: I was out in the West Village one night and these guys and I were having a nice conversation. When I mentioned my wife, their whole tone changed.
The response was that I was “too pretty to be gay” and they couldn’t get over it. Unfortunately that happens to me pretty often.
The fact that men think they can even VOICE that opinion so easily shows such a sense of entitlement and is disrespectful on so many levels.
As far as I know no one is beholden to anyone else’s ideas about beauty, gender or sexuality. That song idea poured out pretty fast. Anger is great motivator.
Best Underground/unknown hang spot you have been to (NYC or anywhere else)?
Finn: We love tacos. You give us tacos, we’re there.
Carson: yes. I will need at least 6 tacos.
Who are you listening to right now?
Danny, Finn and Will: Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Chaos Chaos, Christine and the Queens
As long as you’re not hurting anyone. Ask forgiveness later.
You are a relatively fresh band. What are your future plans, what are you currently working on or anything else you want people to know about?
We did a little tour to Vermont right before the pandemic, we had a great time.
We want to tour again in the fall and will be releasing more singles this summer.
Videos are also in the works.
Where can people find your work?
We are on all streaming platforms and you can keep an eye on upcoming shows at boomvangband.com
INSTAGRAM : @boomvangband
ALL PHOTOS IN ARTICLE BY: Adam Goldberg