Tsunami Bomb Biography
Last updated: 02/12/2008 11:00:00 AM
Tsunami Bomb: the 4-piece punk band formed toward the end of the 20th century in Petaluma, California; a sleepy Northern California bay area suburb and home to some of the greatest punk bands in the history of the genre, a virtual hot-bed, the next Seattle?
But truthfully, the newest band to sign to worldwide indie Kung Fu Records has raised the bar for punk rock debut albums with their immaculate collection of songs on The Ultimate Escape, produced by Steve Kravac (MxPx, Less Than Jake) and hitting stores across the globe on September 3, 2002.
"The band is a perfect match for Kung Fu" explains label owner Joe Escalante. "The Kung Fu success stories like The Ataris and The Vandals all got where they are by sheer hard work, both on the road and in the studio." The brainchild of bassist Dominic Davi, Tsunami Bomb was, for lack of a better word, "discovered" by AFI bassist Hunter Bergan, who immediately produced and released their first 7-inch on his own Checkmate Records. It?s clear that the influence of his own band stays with the Bomb today.
On the road no one works harder than Tsunami Bomb. 10,000 copies of their EP (The Invasion From Within) did not sell by accident. It was incessant touring that led to such sales and a wild-yet-polished live show with arguably the most likeable and "in control" female front-person in the business.
Singer Agent M is a complete package, possessing a rare combination of sweetness, beauty, talent, and power. That?s the only way to pull off the "girl sings for punk band" thing and these kids have made it a blast to experience.
In the studio, quite simply, they bled for Kravac. He worked them to near death, but in the end, delivered a superior product so well done it?s more like a band?s second album than a debut effort.
Among others, bands like The Ataris, H2O, and The Vandals have all discovered the joys of touring with Tsunami Bomb. They can play with anybody, and they win every time. Whether it?s an Anti-Flag crowd or New Found Glory kids, it doesn?t take long for any audience to connect with the sincerity and dedication Tsunami Bomb has to both their music and their loyal fans.