Formed in 1999 north of the Bay Area, San Francisco, Tsunami Bomb's strengths to date are their live shows. Three stints on the Van's Warped Tour and a European supporting role with The Vandals have showcased their live energy. Their 2002 cd The Ultimate Escape packaged the energy into an enduring format.
'Roundabout' is a tour-bus call-and-response anthem. '20 Going on...' and 'Headlights on a Hand Grenade' are loudspeaker shattering punk chargers. The Definitive Act was recorded in Boston in 2004 with rockers like 'Dawn on a Funeral Day' and 'Jigsaw.'
Musical influences are listed in a 2002 tour interview as Oingo Boingo, Skakin' Pickle, the Pixies and the Cure, the latter an Agent M pick. Asked which bands would be asked to play a show in their hometown of Pedaluma, the answers came fast: Hot Rod Circuit, Hot Water Music, and Alkaline Trio. What irks the band are comparisons to other female led bands like Save Ferris. Blink 182 for pure fun and melodic power may be more appropriate. Tsunami Bomb is not ska or pop, it is pure punk. So Enjoy!