Australian DJ/Producer Bombs Away Drop Their First Solo Single with “Don’t You Dare”
ARIA award nominated multi-platinum selling artists Bombs Away are kicking off a new era for the group with the electro-house banger, “Don’t You Dare”. The single marks the first new material since Sketch (Matthew Coleman) left the DJ/producer duo, with Tommy Shades (Thomas Coleman) now taking over the project as a one man team.
Over the last twelve years the world renowned Australian duo have landed platinum records, topped the charts, and toured with some of the biggest names in music. Now with Tommy going solo, Bombs Away show no signs of slowing down. “I’m really excited to show our fans what’s next for Bombs Away,” states Tommy. “I’ve got so many projects, singles, videos, and ideas everywhere and I just can’t wait to start this next chapter.”
Tommy starts off this new solo chapter with a bang as he delivers the heavy-hitting “Don’t You Dare”. The track blends the heavy electro and slap house sound Bombs Away is known for with an emotional and infectious hook delivered by Tommy.
“The creative process behind this project was over a year long, and hit after the ending of a very serious relationship. The lyrics basically wrote themselves but it took multiple experimentations in the studio to find the right energy and really give the song a feeling of empowerment, which was found through the driving bassline.”
– Tommy Shades
Supported by an upcoming music video entirely shot by Tommy, “Don’t You Dare” shows a new side to the Bombs Away sound and perfectly follows up their 2021 singles “Love Magic” and “In My Head”.
Bombs Away have had a stellar career to date since their 2010 break-out hit and certified Gold record “Big Booty Bitches”. They quickly followed up with the Platinum records “Party Bass” and “Super Soaker” and the Billboard charting “Better Luck Next Time”. They’re one of the few acts with over a billion plays on their videos and music across all socials and they hold down five concurrent Top 10 tracks on ARIA, Billboard, iTunes, & Beatport charts.
Over the years the duo collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business, including Mr. Worldwide himself – Pitbull, and the likes of Krafty Kuts, The Potbelleez and Luciana. Additionally they have been voted #1 Artist in Australia and #32 Worldwide on THEDJLIST, #1 in state and #4 Nationally for the INTHEMIX awards.
Most recently they released a remix of Maddox Jones’ “Can’t Wait for the Summer”, and a reimagined take on Des’ree’s 90’s hit “You Gotta Be”, the latter of which broke onto the Billboard Dance charts. Tommy Shades also recently joined the American/Australian production group RIP Youth working on their new hit single “Fake (feat. Ranger)”.
Tommy has so much music in the works as he takes over Bombs Away as a solo project. Be sure to follow him on social media and get ready for the next bomb to drop.