Sam and the Womp interview

It’s been two and a half years since we heard anything from bass, brass and beats musicians, Sam and the Womp. They released their debut single, Bom Bom, and then seemed to disappear off the face of the earth… We caught up with them, and talked about what they’ve been up to, their new single,  Zeppelin, and their debut album. You can check out the single below.

First of all, describe your music for those who haven’t heard it before.
For those that haven’t heard our music before – our Sound is dominated by brass and bass! It is trumpet driven dance music with Balkan and ska influences. The partnership on my trumpet and our singer Bloom’s quirky, sultry and exciting vocals is unique.

Your debut single, Bom Bom, went straight to number one in August 2012.  Does that add pressure to make all your new work to the same standard?
We are happy with the way our new material is coming out but it is hard to follow a huge commercial hit for sure!  The best stuff is written in the moment -when we don’t try too hard! Musical and natural writing first and foremost for ourselves seems to be the key.

We haven’t heard from you in a while… what’ve you been up to since then?
Following our success we have been touring and writing but mainly learning how to be parents! Our daughter is now 1 and can already play notes on the trumpet!

How has your work changed since Bom Bom?
Our songs come out in various ways and are influenced by different genres. we have been experimenting with the big fat brass sound fused with various dance grooves from house to drum n bass and dub step.

Tell us about your new single, Zeppelin, out next month.
Zeppelin is a fun and happy ska dance song and we are really excited about the world hearing it and jumping in our Zeppelin. Lyrically it follows on from Bom Bom but musically it is more developed as a song.The video was very enjoyable to shoot with all of us dressed up festival style.

Your album is set to be released later this year. How much can you tell us about that? Can we expect the same dancey fun that your other work has provided?
Our new songs are sounding massive and exciting us so the album is the ever changing beast at the moment! we are still recording  new material that could make it on the record and replace older tracks -keeping it fresh.
BUT Yes expect to dance for sure! funky horns,  Balkan beats and lush dubbyness!

And, finally, have you any more plans for 2015?
Yes we are looking forward to finishing the album and playing the UK festivals this year and hopefully making back to Australia as we love it there.

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