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“Espionage jazz cavorting with beach-pop benevolence”
You Me Bullets Love
Melbourne, Australia▼ Article continues below ▼
Straight from the gills of Melbourne, The Bombay Royale is an orchestral Spaghetti Western of brashly infectious beach-jazz and Hindi-pop cadences. Wielding an anachronistic audio time capsule and diverse, “United Colors of Benetton” line-up, the 11-piece band twists, twinkles then gutturally surprises listeners on their debut album, You Me Bullets Love, tugging on musical threads from traditional Indian croons to Japanese mob galas and Frankie Avalon soundtracks.
From the opening reverb-drenched chords of the title track, “You Me Bullets Love” captures tales of allusive lovers and clandestine fate against a backdrop of dueling male and female vocals that duet to punctual horns and sauntering melodies. Trumpets as sharp as arrows tie together Hindi sentiments of passion as descending guitar themes cleverly lace together the band’s bouquet of musical influences.
Boasting a genuine mosaic of somewhat archaic, geographically distant and lushly unique genres, The Bombay Royale has tactfully rehashed and blended a variety of underrated ingredients to generate a fine-tuned, exquisitely produced record. You Me Bullets Love is a hearty stamp the in neo-musical passport.
Recorded and Mixed by Tristan Ludowyk
Mastered by David Walker at Stepford Audio Mastering