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“Buddha Bomb is not your typical 3 or 4 piece band, lead by lead singer Kim Haslam, Buddha Bomb delivered a mesmerizing set that inspired and entertained Riverside's drinking army. I really recommend seeing them live... not only is Kim attractive... she is great to listen to and with the notes played by the minds that compliment her voice, Buddha Bomb's blend of sound had me wondering if No Doubt and sublime had children together. Their performance can really balance out a night of drinking and freedom that one might be looking for. Mingling with the band throughout the night I learned that after several years of performing together Buddha Bomb recently dropped their debut album "Break Away" .”
“Granted, the third-wave ska-punk heyday of the ’90s might never re-enter with the fanfare it once trumpeted. But, if exciting new(er) bands like Riverside’s Buddha Bomb are around to carry the torch past the end of the current decade, ska will never find itself clinging to bedside rails. Launched as an unorganized, goal-less group of kids four years ago, Buddha Bomb—fronted by sparkling vocalist Kim Haslam—is certainly playing a more solidified tune nowadays. Landing gigs with its idols (see “Kindred Spirits”), the sextet has already crossed off some lines from the goal list, yet others remain: touring, an album and plenty more fun. ”
“With the individual members' love of music, it makes sense that ska/punk band Buddha Bomb is following in the footsteps of influential Riverside acts Voodoo Glow Skulls and the Skeletones.”