Since appearing as a duo under the Le Boom name last summer, Christy Leech and Aimie Mallon have quickly become one of the most sought-after new acts in Irish music.
Their electronic house-pop is a rush, it starts dance parties. Between Leech’s falsetto and Mallon’s manic percussive energy, there’s an infectious buzz in their music.
Last August, the band released their debut single ‘What We Do’ and in the intervening months (with only a remix in the meantime), I’ve watched them do great things on live stages from Body & Soul to Cork’s Cyprus Avenue and Quarter Block Party, to Electric Picnic and beyond at Latitude, Hard Working Class Heroes. Castlepalooza, Sea Sessions and Indiependence to name a few. It convinced me to help them out and start managing the band*.
‘Don’t Need It Now’ is a live favourite from the past year. It’s a song that has that same melodic playfulness as their debut single with an added rhythmic toughness and swerve. The band have many more on the way in 2018 and they have a sold out show next Friday in Whelan’s with Mix & Fairbanks on November 24th. This song will be released on streaming platforms very soon.
Le Boom Tour dates
*I’ve never managed a band before because it just didn’t feel right but the more I talked to Christy and Aimie (and they did ask me twice), the more I was convinced to get onboard. I write about music on Nialler9 to promote music I love, and managing the band feels like another step in embracing that promotional aspect in a positive way.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.