Sam and The Womp are a group that’s unafraid of pushing the envelope. Their catalogue spans from Dub to Drum N Bass to big brass fuelled Balkan Funk and beyond! The UK band, which mainly consists of vocalist Bloom de Wilde and trumpeter Sam Ritchie, have spent the last several years bringing their party driven sound to the live circuit here and internationally.
Their backgrounds in jazz and experimental songwriting is what fuels today’s desire to push the boundaries of music. Since university the duo of Bloom de Wilde and Sam Ritchie have been involved in experimental bands showcasing the weird and the wonderful. It’s this love of the avant-garde, that led to the pair writing their biggest hit to date, ‘Bom Bom’, taking them all around the world and to the top of the U.K Charts in 2012. Here’s the song that started it off for them and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and earned 4 x Platinum status in Australia:
Since then, the duo have had another string of great singles and took a well deserved bit of time-off. You might remember they did a great Essential Cover for us a few years back – check it out here:
Bloom and Sam now have two kids but have lost none of the hunger for live performance. Last year saw the band play a packed festival and touring schedule. Bloom even performed at last year’s Boomtown Fair festival while heavily pregnant. This year they take to the road again with a string of festival dates, including Wilderness Festival.
After a number of additional projects, constantly striving to feed their creative hunger, the band have returned with a fresh sound on this summer smasher ‘Ice Cream Man’ bursting with Pop infused Dub, Reggae & DrumNBass flavours. Bloom’s vocal performance is striking, exacerbated by Sam’s brass hook-lines and an electrifying trumpet solo, contributing to a stunning live appeal. 2018 festival anthem. Now they’re back with brand new track ‘Ice Cream Man’, just in time for the heatwave! As Sam says:
“Ice Cream Man is a really fun reggae track with a Drum n Bass twist! A proper sing along Summer tune, perfect for the festival season! It captures our live sound well, characteristically rich with fat brass, heavy beats and fat bass.”