Cult band The Bombay Royale are set for a triumphant return with their third studio masterpiece ‘Run Kitty Run’. A Retro Bollywood fuelled rampage through Psyche-Surf, 80’s Electro-Pop and Desert Rock, ‘Run Kitty Run’ is, like its predecessors, conceived as the soundtrack to a lost film. The music conjures into life a devastated futuristic landscape peopled by robotic horsemen, killer satellites and grinning sadhus. Overlaid with vocals in Hindi, Bengali and English, the resulting soundtrack is one of love and betrayal, hopeless escapes and unlikely salvation.
The first single ‘Ballygunge’ has an angular 80’s vibe, infused with gated snares and the spirits of Talking Heads and David Bowie and it’s a love song set in a dark sci-fi vision of Kolkata. Familiar landmarks like Gol Park are dwarfed by aerial highways and transmitter towers framed by the plumes of departing spacecraft. Despite the odds love blazes defiantly – whether it can survive is another question
Recorded between Hope Street Studios in Brunswick and Soundpark Studios in Northcote, ‘Run Kitty Run’ was co-produced by Tristan Ludowyk (The Putbacks, The Cactus Channel) and The Skipper aka Andy Williamson.
With the announcement of the highly anticipated new album, The Bombay Royale also launch a national Australian tour as well as a run of European festival spots including Sziget in Hungary and Brittany in France.
RUN KITTY RUN – TOUR DATES
Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd July
Splendour in the Grass
Friday 4th August
Melbourne Launch with Sugar Fed Leopards
Friday 11th August
Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary
Sunday 13th August
Paimpol Festival – Brittany, France
Saturday 2nd September
Theatre Royal Castlemaine
Thursday 28th September
Hawthorn Arts Centre
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