Photo by Martman Henningsson
Earlier this year No Heroes, No Leaders, No Artists, No Gods: A Tribute to the New Bomb Turks was released. It was originally a vinyl only release, but it's finally starting to come out digitally. I was surprised to see The Boatsmen on it, since I considered New Bomb Turks to be a mellow, mainstream 90's alternative rock band. Turns out I was completely wrong and apparently have them confused with another band. If you enjoyed The Boatsmen's 2021 album Versus The Boatsmen as much as I have, New Bomb Turks are going to be perfect for you. Both bands play this absurdly loud straight up no nonsense rock that deeply dabbles into punk. The Boatsmen's cover of "Wine and Depression" from the tribute album is spot on. Maybe it's a little sloppier and more rambunctious, but that can be a good thing. If you already love The Boatsmen, you're going to love this song and then you're going to want to do a deep dive into New Bomb Turks for the rest of the day.
You can listen to The Boatsmen take on "Wine and Depression" below. No Heroes, No Leaders, No Artists, No Gods: A Tribute to the New Bomb Turks is available via Bandcamp. For more on The Boatsmen, check out their website.