In 2003 a cute/quirky American actress named Taryn Manning (seen in Crossroads and 8 Mile) teamed up with her brother Kellin to create the pop (meets danceable hip-hop and 'trip-hop') duo Boomkat. They released this fantastic single, The Wreckoning, and an album, Boomkatalog.One, in the UK, as well as an ace follow-up single, What U Do 2 Me
, in the US. Whether Taryn will ever be more than "the one who fell down the stairs and lost her baby in Crossroads" is still to be seen as Boomkat haven't really taken off. They were last heard covering Blondie on the Mean Girls soundtrack. If you like the cute, sassy styles of early Neneh Cherry and Fannypack
, you will enjoy Boomkatolog.One. The Wreckoning is a much rockier song than their others but it's also the standout track by miles. Taryn's voice is unusual but it's bursting with attitude, as is she. The best bit is the middle 8 about 2/3 of the way through where she repeats "And then I'll think of you and probably laugh...hahaha!" This song has so many ace sections, it has to be heard to be believed! But doesn't she look a bit like Edith Bowman?