We’re very excited to announce that The Bombay Royale will be playing WOMAD as part of their tour of Europe this summer. They played WOMADelaide and WOMAD NZ in 2012, when we released their debut album “You Me Bullets Love“. See the full WOMAD line-up.
The Bombay Royale will also be appearing at several other festivals and club shows in Europe – for more details as they become available subscribe to our mailing list.
Over the past couple of weeks The Cactus Channel put down their second LP over 5 big days at The Aviary Studios, where our 8 track now calls home (and I have a mix room). It all happened faster and more awesome than we could have hoped for or imagined!
We’ll be in to mixing soon, and then once the band names the sucker, it’ll be into production! Currently pegged for August this year.
Thanks to Oscar Strangio for the fantastic photography.
A band with 17 members doesn’t get out that often, so when there’s a show at Melbourne’s most eccentric venue, The LuWow with the full afro-beat experience, it’s one not to be missed. The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are playing on Good Friday Eve (so that’s THURSDAY March 28th), with 2 sets of dancefloor-filling afro-funk grooves, served with a side of tropical cocktails. These guys recently released a new single entitled The Systemand are hard at work on material for their sophomore album. Stay tuned for more news soon!
We’ve once again teamed up with the folks at Paris DJs to bring you the very first remix from The Cactus Channel‘s album Haptics - Budokan gets a reggae treatment from French producer Grant Phabao. Available as a digital download this remix arrives as the band get ready to head back into the studio to start work on their sophomore album.
Apple have just announced their Best of 2012 series, and the debut album from Melbourne’s finest vintage Bollywood villains has been named the Breakthrough World Music Album in the US (although, curiously, not in Australia). Looks like the band are in good company in the iTunes feature too – Antibalas‘ eponymous record has been named Best World Music Album and the best reissue is a crazy awesome LP by Brazilian psychedelic R&B man Tim Maia, Nobody Can Live Forever.
It’s been a big year for The Bombay Royale, who released the You Me Bullets Love LP in April this year – selling out Melbourne venues, getting rave reviews from bloggers and college radio in the States, selling a lot of records in Japan and recently taking out the Best New Talent in The Age EG Awards.
Buy a copy of You Me Bullets Love on CD/LP from our webstore or your nearest record store, or download it now from iTunes.
“An off-kilter masterpiece …” – The Age
“Gaspingly authentic … ” – The Herald Sun
“Unlike anything you’ve heard before.” – Mumbai Boss
This interview was shot during the the 2012 recording sessions where the band put down several new songs. The System is the first to come out of these sessions, with some physical and digital releases scheduled in 2013.
In this short interview some of the band’s vocalists (Lamine Sonko, Kuukua Acquah, Fem Belling and Aaron Stephanus aka. ’1/6′) tell of what the band is to them and the power of afro-beat music.
This BRAND NEW track is a digital-only release, a first for HopeStreet – we hope you enjoy it!
The Bombay Royale will be appearing at AWME on the closing night, Sunday Nov 18th supporting none other than Nigeria’s Seun Kuti with Egypt 80! Also on the bill, Hugo Mendez, a DJ, label-boss and music researcher at the forefront of the Tropical scene in Europe.