FYIG recently had the chance to chat with the guys from Slamboni about the latest single Beers in the Fridge, what to expect from their upcoming EP, and much more!
Tell us a little bit about yourselves.
We’re a group of guys just having the best time playing music we love. We’ve been called an all-inclusive beach party in a band. Every Slamboni show is a party from start to finish.
Where’d you guys come up with the name for the band?
Think of a Zamboni that breaks the ice for you.
You started off with more of a rock sound and have transitioned to more of a ska-punk/reggae sound. What played into the decision to go in that direction?
In early days of Slamboni, we wrote a mix of rock/ska/punk songs. But it always seemed like the ska-punk stuff got the best reception and got our crowds moving. The more we wrote and performed, we all kind of realized we all have something in common; a love of ska, punk, and reggae. It was just natural to continue in that direction.
What sets Slamboni apart from other bands?
We’re here to have fun! We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we make it a point to make our live shows as fun as possible. That mixed with our incredibly relatable lyrics, smooth melodies and upbeat rhythms, make us stand out.
You have a new single out called Beers in the Fridge. Talk to us about that song and what makes it perfect for the end of summer.
“Beers in the Fridge” is a song about coming together with friends and family. About stepping away from the hustle and bustle, setting the phone down and just living in the moment. Grab a beer and enjoy what’s left of the summer!
What was it like working with Ian Boddy at Pirate Studios?
We’ve been friends with Ian for years now. He’s a wizard when it comes to mixing and mastering great tunes. He’s a fantastic fellow and an absolute master. Love that guy.
You have a new EP coming later this year. What can listeners expect from it?
We have some great new summer party anthems coming. We love to keep people smiling and singing about good times in an effort to lift everyone’s mood. That being said, we debuted a song at The Horseshoe Tavern not too long ago called “Times have changed”. It’s in response to the tragic shootings on the Danforth in Toronto near many of our homes. It was nice to tackle more serious subject matter when something happens so close to home.
What can audiences expect when they see Slamboni live?
Expect to be grinning ear to ear, expect to dance and expect to have our songs stuck in your head when you try to go to sleep that night.
What’s next for the band?
We’re in the process of writing our next record now that we’ve joined up with Trouble Town Records. We’re incredibly excited for everyone to hear what we’ve got in the works! Terry and Stewart have been great and we can’t be more excited to work with them.
Do you have any particular talent that you’d like to work with?
Our guitarist Ex texted me a photo of him at home learning to play trumpet. That got all of us fired up.
What advice do you have for aspiring musicians?
Always play music with people you are friends with. Never sacrifice having someone in your band that’s a good player or well connected if you wouldn’t want to sit with them for a day on a sunny patio. Life is too short.
Let the readers know where to find you online.
Your best bet is to visit slamboniband.com. There’s links to everything we’ve produced as well as Slamboni gear and news.
To listen to Slamboni’s latest single “Beers In The Fridge”: