The Bohicas - The Making Of
‰ÛÏA debut album that fires on all cylinders.‰ ‰ÛÒ Q
‰ÛÏChannelling Marc Bolan, Led Zeppelin and Arctic Monkeys to riveting effect.‰ ‰ÛÒ The Sunday Times
Straddle early-60s Merseybeat, blues rock, Krautrock and Velvets fuzz-fuckery while throwing in modernist electro twists. A radical reimagining of the pre-Beatles age.‰ ‰ÛÒ NME
‰ÛÏCould be the soundtrack to a pulp horror movie‰Û_ A lot of fun.‰ ‰ÛÒ The Evening Standard
Quickly building a stellar reputation on the back of a series of singles introducing their ludicrously melodic, snarling guitar pop, The Bohicas release their eagerly anticipated debut album ‰Û÷The Making Of‰۪ on August 21st on Domino. Watch the band in action in the trailer for Pulse Films‰۪ director duo thirtytwo‰۪s (Blur‰۪s ‰Û÷No Distance Left To Run, LCD Soundsystem‰۪s ‰Û÷Shut Up And Play The Hits‰۪) tour documentary from the ‰Û÷Swarm Over Essexxx‰۪ tour HERE.
‰Û÷The Making Of‰۪ lands blow after blow. Featuring early singles XXX and Swarm, alongside Radio 1 playlisted To Die For and Where You At, the album is two barrels' worth of electrifying tunes and crackling 21st Century rock and roll.
The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colours. Hi def, loud, fast, shiny and above all fun. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel.
‰Û÷The Making Of‰۪ was produced by Mark Rankin (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bombay Bicycle Club), Chris ‰Û÷Merrick‰۪ Hughes (Tears For Fears, Adam And The Ants) and Oli Bayston (Toy, Boxed In).
The Bohicas are Dominic McGuinness, drummer Brendan Heaney, guitarist Dominic John and bassist Adrian Acolatse. The Bohicas‰۪ story began in Essex where, as schoolmates, McGuinness, Heaney and John first came together over a love of The Beatles, The Kinks, Ray Charles and the new wave of guitar bands who emerged at the start of the century after the scrag ends of Britpop had finally limped off.
The album‰۪s artwork was created by illustrator Tomer Hanuka. ‰ÛÏThe immediacy and impact of Tomer's style marries perfectly to how we want our music to sound,‰ explains McGuinness. ‰ÛÏThe subject of most of the songs is a boy longing for a girl. We thought the cover should be inviting and dangerous so we asked Tomer to draw someone who is about to fuck off into the future and this is your chance to join her.‰