Tan leather that’s soft on the touch. The smell of rich mahogany as you run your fingers across the steering wheel, and the way the sunlight reflects off the hood in the most, subtle way. This might be how you’d describe the first time you sat in a 1974 Holden Kingswood, but not Boot Action. The first time they were in a Kingswood was in the back seat, being conceived.
Sharing a mutual affinity for counter culture, Melbourne lads Jake Waters & Luke Taylor met in a subset of the underground scene, a place called Club Kitchen. The after hours rave represented everything the boys loved in music; House grooves, jazz throwbacks, 808’s and heartbreaks, and with a backdrop of sweat drenched pots & pans, they struck up a close relationship, and begun their music journey.
After Luke won a set of headphones in a meat raffle, the boys knew it was meant to be and set about giving Boot Action to the world.
Throwing a few bootlegs into the blogosphere, and gigging anywhere that would take them (including open mike nights, battle of the bands & occasionally stepping in for The Roots on the Tonight Show), the boys hit their stride with the release of their debut EP ‘Bosun’. The grimy trumpet laden house jam pricked the ears of tastemakers RUFUS, and was eventually signed to Sweat It Out in early 2014. It enjoyed regular plays on triple J, along with the B side ‘In The Mood’.
Boot Action is well and truly here. The only thing that will stop these two gentlemen from turning up at your local watering hole and blowing the roof off is if the Kingswood breaks down, or customs takes their USB’s again … they were allegedly bomb checked in Sydney and confiscation was a matter of public safety.