This week we’re crushing on the cuties from Slamboni!
Slamboni is a Toronto-based ska-punk band. Bandmates Hazey (lead vocals, guitar, organ), Jeremiah (bass, backup vocals), Timmy (drums, backup vocals) and Ex (lead guitar) have been making music together since 2012. Their special brand of the band of ska, punk and reggae influenced sound, delivered with a shot of rock and roll combines new and nostalgia in the most appealing way. Live, every show is a party, between the band’s high energy stage presence and sunshiney tunes.
Slamboni have two albums to their name, Motorboatin’ (2016) and 150 (2017), and have graced the stages of Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern, The Mod Club, and appearances at Canadian Music Week. They’ve also played performances alongside bands including the Mad Caddies, Darenots, as well as a sold out show with Teenage Head. The band are working towards their third album, and are teasing fans with a new single, “Beers In The Fridge”. Check it out below.
The boys from Slamboni took the time to chat with us about romance, dating and other silliness. Take a read below and see what answer in particular restored my faith in love.
What is your definition of romance?
Have you ever seen a freshly poured, ice-cold draught through the window on a hot day? That’s the feeling I’m looking for. That’s romance. – Timmy
What’s the strangest thing you have ever done to get a love interest’s attention?
I tried to make a bouquet of flowers with tissue paper and Kool-aid mix. True story. – Hazey
What’s your instant deal breaker?
Vodka-soda. – Hazey
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
What kind of beer she drinks. Like if she is into that hoppy stuff, I’m freaked out. I’m a lager or pilsner man, I don’t need that drama in my life – Jeremiah
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
Be sentimental. Five years ago on my very first date with my now wife, she took me to see Chris Cornell at Massey Hall. When I heard they were doing major renovations at Massey, I found our original tickets and bought the exact seats we sat in when they auctioned them off. We just got married and I gave them to her as a wedding present. The seats are now in our basement TV room. – Ex