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Boomgates started as a couple of friends having a loose Thursday evening sing and strum on the couch. It felt good. So more friends were invited along to the sporadic jam sessions. It soon became obvious that this crew were now a proper band in their own right. Since their formation, they’ve played a bunch of shows, released three 7” singles, a debut LP and, of course, a split 7″ single with New Zealand legends The Bats.

Something like a mix of Big Star, Camper Van Beethoven, Towns Van Zandt, The Velvet Underground, The Church and probably a heap of something else thrown in on top, Boomgates boasts members of Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Twerps, Dick Diver and about a million other awesome projects. Double Natural is their first long player.