BIOGRAPHY

Electronica trio Tomboi braid a pulsing synth with candy guitar licks to force your surrender to the groove. Emotive lyrics swim the effervescent pop stream and further the group’s progressive roots.Stirring wails pick up an urgent gait, gleaming with a wink all the while. These women know how to make you dance. 

Members Alex E. (vocal, sequencing, beats, guitar), Paige McMullen (guitar) and Summer Wood (drums) first came together through mutual friends, cementing a deeper bond through music and youth advocacy efforts with local non profits, Girls Rock Jacksonville and JASMYN. They dropped their debut release, Queer Tears EP, March 2014 and another single, Lobos, January 2015. Since then they have shared bills with outfits such as Of Montreal, Big Freedia, Neon Indian, Hunter Valentine, La Femme, The Black Kids, Young the Giant, Bear Hands, Joywave, The Wombats, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Boyfriend, Moon Hooch, and Hank & Cupcakes. They have performed at events such as Northside Festival, Pittsburgh Pride, AURA Music & Arts Festival, TEDxJacksonville, Indie Grits, Harvey Milk Fest, Hoechella, MurMur Media's Atlanta Zine Fest, NYE333 Fashion Show at MOCA, GastroFest, Elestial Sound Showcase for One Spark, FolioFest, Queer The Fest, Harvey Milk Fest and LadyFest Pensacola. In correlation with their youth advocacy efforts they have Emceed events like Jacksonville Public Library's 10th Annual Battle of the Bands, Girls Rock Jacksonville Arm-Wrestling Competition, as well as hosting Workshops on Songwriting & Sustainable Banding Practices. 

Recently featured on BUST's 8 Songs By Female And Queer Southerners You Need To Know Right Now

Featured as TOM TOM Magazine's Video of the Week

Their latest self-titled EP, TOMBOi, is now available on iTUNES.

Lobos + Remixes, is available on cassette now from Wiener Records.

First Single off their upcoming Remix Tape - Runaround (Remix by ∆LEX E.) 


∆lex E. / Vox • Sampling + Sequencing • Guitar
Paige McMullen / Guitar • Keys
Summer Wood / Drums • Vox


PRESS

Tomboi creates music to fuel the queer dance party of your dreams. Contagiously hooky, adorned in pulsating synth textures, punky guitar, and lead singer Alex E.’s dynamic vocals, the trio’s earned plenty of well-deserved attention, sharing bills with the likes of Big Freedia, of Montreal, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more. Furthermore, their music video for “Lobos” is basically a short Tarantino script directed by Lisa Frank. ‘90s kids, eat your hearts out.
— Anna Chandler, BUST Magazine
Tomboi are achieving things most bands don’t get to until their second or third year, if ever. They’ve played SXSW and rocked New Orleans. They’ve crisscrossed our state and, though they’re young, they have goals and they’re determined to achieve them ... they are intellectuals with well-formed opinions on gender neutrality, dealing with sexism and the advancement of tolerance. ... They can be Morrissey and Patti Smith and The Monkees at the same time.
— Danny Kelly, Folio Weekly
A beautiful trio composed of Alex E., Summer Wood, and Paige McMullen, these amazing humans make music with the sound of Tame Impala with a femme twist.
— Haley Murphy, WUSSY Magazine
Tomboi is one of the best things going on in Jacksonville’s indie music scene, a real standout group doing some of the most gorgeous music for crowds of beautiful and beautifully diverse enthusiasts.
— Stephen Dare, MetroJacksonville.com
These ladies are insanely talented, bringing a balance of computer-generated beats and added synth to their perfectly played instrumentation makes for quite the experience.
— Emily Simpson, Void Magazine
An electro-indie band with a heart for ’90s beats and dance-pop.
— Kelly Ray Smith, Charleston City Paper