Review by Robert Green
I can’t remember the last time it wasn’t raining. I don’t like complaining about the weather because it’s something we just can’t change, but I’m sure it’s been over 6 months since it didn’t bloody rain. Fortunately there is something just around the corner and the début single Stylin’ from White Boys has already got me driving through town with the windows down and the volume pumped up.
I don’t care that my elbow now has frost bite and the electric windows are now dodgy due to being water damaged, because I’ve got that summer feel good factor coming through my stereo and White Boys are making me dream of better times ahead. Stylin’ has the summer groove that would give a giraffe whiplash and have you walking around like a pigeon. It has more bounce than a Kardashian backside and more swing than a bowl full of car keys.
In their short time together, White Boys have already worked with producer G1 (R Kelly, Snoop Dogg), with engineer Tommy D Daugherty (Death Row Records, Tupac) and attended recording sessions with Earth, Wind & Fire and that’s just a snapshot of what’s to come from this Cork
To date, the band have headlined The Savoy in Cork, played two sell-out shows last October supporting Walking On Cars in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. They have performed twice at the prestigious Electric Picnic, having got through to the final stage of 2FM’s ‘Play The Picnic’ competition which also saw them travel to RTÉ studios to record a live version of Stylin’.
Stylin is out 15th April and is the first single from their forthcoming EP released later in the year. If it isn’t the sound of the summer than we’re in for a pretty shit summer.
Catch White Boys performing at this year’s Electric Picnic on the Oxjam Stage.