"Bomba de Luz has already honed in on plenty of skills that take many musicians years to learn. Lead singer Lydia Liza Hoglund has a powerful voice well beyond her years. While many songs began with soothing, open-voiced guitar they quickly escalated to an explosive, heavy-strummed block of sound. It is clear that these tunes could also stand by themselves with just an acoustic guitar and vocals, but the band's dynamic interludes really set up the feel-good, jam-rock sound that makes Bomba de Luz."
"Lydia Hoglund is the next big thing."
“One of two acts on the lineup not even close to drinking age, these rollicking, folk-rocky St. Paul Central high schoolers have charmed the cynicism off many an older hipster, from P.O.S. (who recruited frontwoman Lydia Hoglund to record with him) to staff at the Current and Mark Mallman (each of whom asked them to play recent gigs). The coed quartet's bubbly-looking but stern-sounding blonde songwriter boasts a deep, Fiona Apple-ish voice that belies her youth and playful style -- and she penned two albums worth of compelling songs even before getting her diploma.”
“Bomba de Luz wowed the crowd right out of the gate with their combination of jazz, classic and blues-rock, with frontwoman Lydia Hoglund’s huge, bellowing voice easily filling the cavernous club. “Bomba de Luz is holding First Avenue hostage right now. It’s amazing,” tweeted Sims, while those in the front of the crowd leaned in closer to watch Hoglund sing and Evan Slack fire off one ferocious guitar solo after another.”
"Her (Lydia Hoglund) words convey the ache of an old soul. She unspools her melodies in big, booming somersaults that sound both effortless and ageless, her elasitic deliver recalling emotive singer like Jeff Buckley and Sharon Van Etten.”
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"Another artist ... is Bomba de Luz, whose talented lead singer sounds like she’d be positively mesmerizing live."-Andrea Swensson