Do Androids Dance‘s weekly segment “Five Tracks” featured none other than the Aussie boys themselves Bombs Away for this week. For “Five Tracks,” Bombs Away chose some fresh tracks from the likes of; Keys N Krates, Komes, Krewella, Reese Low & Lefty, and Nom De Strip. You can check out the full feature over at Do Androids Dance, here.
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On Ayah Marar’s recent stop in L.A, she sat down to chat with Eric Blair for his “Blairing Out” show. Ayah Marar speaks to Eric Blair about her Jordan roots, her early music influences, Calvin Harris, her album The Real, songwriting, and much more. You can watch the full video below.
If you were in Atlantic City last week, you probably heard or saw Bombs Away start a party in the pool at Harrah’s. If not, well, Joonbug has you covered with their cover story and interview for Bombs Away. The interview touches on some subjects like Miley Cyrus, guilty pleasures, the 52 states (yes, 52), and more. You can check out the full interview here, and a small preview of the interview below.
What are you guys listening to these days?
SKETCH: Miley Cyrus! [Laughs] No, not really. I’ve been listening to Savant, heaps. He’s not actually a savant, but he’s really, really cool! He’s just so…
TOMMY: Complex! He’s so melodic, just everything about him is brilliant.
S: He gets a bit of a Skrillex comparison because of the vocal cuts, but he’s just like, really, really complex. There are a lot of like, melodies within his structure that are just amazing.
T: Especially for electronic music, like, you usually get it a lot simpler, but he’s good.
S: Some of them have like, entire orchestral productions! A favorite one is Fat Cat Shuffle.
T: I think that’s off his first album.
S: Yeah…yeah! It’s an older one, but still so great.
T: So great.
S: So, yeah…I’d say Savant. And Australian-wise, we do a lot of work with him; his name’s Kones. He just did the preview mix for um…Robin Thicke? The Blurred Lines one? It was just a bootleg, but it’s gone crazy. I think it got like, 20 million views or something in a couple of weeks, so yeah, he’s really cool. He’s one of my good mates, but all of his stuff is so bumpy, like…super, super fun, so he’s good. He keeps with new stuff. Like, he just released this new track, This Is How Fkn Babies Are Made, um…and we just add it to our set, we just can’t get enough of it. So, it’s cool.
What is – in addition to Miley Cyrus, of course – are your guilty pleasures?
T: I like dark chocolate.
S: He does like dark chocolate.
S: But like, so do many other people.
T: I like it SO. MUCH.
S: Musically, mine is 80s hair metal. I just…cannot, CANNOT get enough. Man! We’re actually halfway through a cover of Final Countdown. Big, big trumpet solos, it’s gonna be great. We’ve been working on it for like, two years, because you…you can’t release a song like that unless you nail it. But, I love it. 80′s hair metal is just like, the best! That, and like, epic power ballads. Yeah, just…ALL the time. If people would listen to it, we’d produce something like that.
T: We’re probably not talented enough.
S: We would try.
S: Me, I love it…just heaps. I wanna try to get someone like David Bowie or someone on a track one day. We’re gonna get, like, our people to hit up his people and try and do a comeback tour, like an um…like an EDM track with one of the big guys.
T: …That’s a great idea!
S: It IS a great idea! I just came up with that like…right now, so you’ve got the scoop!
Read the full interview at Joonbug here.
Internet radio hub, Mixcloud has done a roundup of their top artists (or cloudcasters, as they like to call them) of 2013 and Bombs Away was chosen as one of their Australian curators. Bombs Away put together a special mix just for Mixcloud, which can be heard below. You can also find the full list of curators on Mixcloud here.
Pop music blog, SnapCacklePop featured the steamy video for Matt Cardle & Melanie C’s “Loving You” single. The website praised Mel C’s voice for working well in this duet and even as far as saying: “the song has gotta be one of the best of 2013 and it’s the perfect way to introduce Matt Cardle to the world.” Can’t say we don’t agree with them! Check out the video clip below, and find the original post here.
MTV UK’s “The Wrap Up” recently posted up a video interview with Ayah Marar and fellow English artist Rachel Kerr. floating in the sky inside a cable car, both women talk about supporting Brandy at Musicalize on September 24th, what to expect from the show, and more. Watch the video below. You can find the original post on MTV here.
Bombs Away recently announced their Drunk Arcade North American Tour. Be prepared to get sloppy with the Aussie boys as they travel through the US and Canada for 8 tour dates. Bombs Away kick off their tour in San Diego on the 24th of September before making their way to the east coast for a few dates. Fill up those super soakers with some alcohol and catch Bombs Away in your town. Find the full list of dates below.
USA & CANADA – DRUNK ARCADE [BLURRY FORTNIGHT TOUR]
Tue |24-Sep – Thrusters Nightclub -San Diego, CA
Wed |25-Sep – Harrah’s Pool Party – Atlantic City, NJ
Sat |28-Sep – Shepherd’s Beach – Clearwater, FL
Wed |02-Oct – Rumor Nightclub – Boston, MA
Thu |03-Oct – Tequila Nightclub -Saskatoon, Canada
Fri |04-Oct – SET Nightclub -Edmonton, Canada
Sat |05-Oct – Shark Club -Grand Prairie, Canada
Sun |06-Oct – The Roadhouse -Calgary, Canada
Back in mid August, MTV Iggy spent a day with Ayah Marar in NYC. Today, MTV posted up some nice photos from their hang out together. MTV Iggy also commented on Ayah’s debut album The Real calling it “packed with intense, energetic dance tracks like “Go Hard” and brooding, bassy joints like “Lethal Dose.” You can find the original article and more photos here.
Inforty recently posted a really great review of Ayah Marar’s debut album The Real. Inforty called The Real “the most adventurous underground dance albums this year” and the album contains “sounds never fall into the trap of monotony that most dance rock succumbs to.” You can have a look at the full review below, and find the original article here.