Retro rockers Boom! Boom! Deluxe have just dropped the first single from their forthcoming album TeenageJuvenileDelinquentRocknRollHorrorBeachParty! - out on March 29th via Plan 9 Trash records, Austria.
Written and sung by their iconic Double Bass player and pin-up star Hettie Labombe, 'Slap That Bottom' is a sassy, tongue 'n' cheek, rock n’ roll romp!
Hettie is also an award-winning documentary maker, her concept for the accompanying video emphasising the female empowerment aspect of Rockabilly and pin-up, especially within the NZ scene. No matter the size, shape, age or sexual orientation of the participant, the pin-up scene is supportive and accepting. She also wanted to show a strong female “character” within the song, as opposed to the more normal male “leading role”.
Slap bass is typical for rockabilly players, so 'Slap That Bottom' not only references playing rockabilly bass but also, well the obvious!
Boom! Boom! Deluxe serves up a mix of incredibly catchy original songs, authentic high energy '50s rock 'n' roll seasoned with a selection of surprising modern classics, all given a delightful retro twist.
Boom! Boom! Deluxe has been touring constantly over the past few years, performing at major events including Beach Hop, Muscle Car Madness, The Very Vintage Day Out, Rockabilly Show & Shine and the Kaikoura Hop.
Their new album, TeenageJuvenileDelinquentRocknRollHorrorBeachParty! was recorded at The Depot in Auckland and mastered by Jonathan Pearce (The Beths), and is due for release on March 29th 2019.
Catch the band on their Boom! Boom! Deluxe Magic Tour.
'Slap That Bottom' will be available from Monday the 25th Feb on Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.
Watch and listen to 'Slap That Bottom' here: