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Local Band Win iTunes Breakthrough Album Award

The Bombay Royale
Dec 14th 2012 | 3:10pm | Sally-Anne Hurley
Melbourne Bollywood-inspired band The Bombay Royale have been hit with some very good news today, with their latest album named as iTunes Breakthrough World Music Album for 2012.

According to the website of their record label Hope Street Recordings, the group's album You Me Bullets Love has received the accolade, capping off a big year for the eleven-piece outfit.

Back in June, vocalist Parvyn Kaur Singh spoke to us about fitting in perfectly with the band when she first joined them, even though she was more into indie rock than Bollywood.

"I think [The Bombay Royale] is perfect for me – it's exactly what I've always wanted to do. I mean, I remember when I first went to go see the guys, they were rehearsing down at Hope Street warehouse and yeah, I walked into this tiny little room and there were ten of them in there all jamming away to this old Bollywood stuff that my parents used to listen to and it was like, 'What is going on?' [laughs] 'Where am I?' It was crazy.”

Here's the Kill Bill-esque clip to the title track off the album.

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Saturday 6th September

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings + Saun & Starr + The Bombay Royale

Thebarton Theatre, Torrensville

Monday 8th September

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings + Saun & Starr + The Bombay Royale

Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley

Tuesday 9th September

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings + Saun & Starr + The Bombay Royale

Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley

Saturday 13th September

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings + Saun & Starr + The Bombay Royale

Sydney Town Hall, Sydney

Sunday 14th September

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings + Saun & Starr + The Bombay Royale

Odeon Theatre, Hobart

Thursday 18th September

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings + The Bombay Royale + Saun & Starr

Corner Hotel, Richmond

Friday 19th September

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings + Saun & Starr + The Bombay Royale

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Wednesday 24th September

Brisbane Festival presents
The Bombay Royale

Spiegeltent, South Bank

Thursday 20th November

The Church + Hurray For The Riff Raff + Harry James Angus Band + Saskwatch + Nahko & Medicine For The People + Husky + The Bombay Royale + Mia Dyson + Nai Palm + Bongeziwe Mabandla + Kim Churchill + Bustamento + Dubmarine + CR Avery + Darren Percival + Frank Yamma + Fourplay String Quartet + Andy Brown + Del Barber + Marlon Williams + Suzannah Espie + Mojo Juju & T Bone + more + Mullum Music Festival

Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby

Friday 28th November

Nahko & Medicine For The People + Hurray For The Riff Raff + Kristy Lee + Elliott Brood + Hayward Williams + The Church + Xavier Rudd + Dan Sultan + The Waifs + Tkay Maidza + Stonefield + Steve Smyth + The Shaolin Afronauts + Perfect Tripod + Kasey Chambers + The Jezabels + The Delta Riggs + Husky + Hiatus Kaiyote + Hayward Williams + Dyson + Stringer & Cloher + DD Dumbo + The Bombay Royale + Blue Shaddy + Skunkhour + The Little Stevies + Luluc + Stella Angelico + Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats + Davidson Brothers + Archer + Jordan Rakei + Karl S Williams + Jesse Valach & Blues Mountain Trio + Queenscliff Music Festival

Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff

Friday 12th December

Meredith Music Festival 2014 feat.
The War On Drugs + Ty Segall + De La Soul + The Skatalites + Mark Lanegan + Sleep + Augie March + James Holden + Tiny Ruins + Ghostface Killah + Phosphorescent + Cloud Nothings + The Lemonheads + Mia Dyson + Factory Floor + The Bombay Royale + Vakula + Painters & Dockers + Blank Realm + The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra + Misty Nights + Teeth & Tongue + Dr Phil Smith + Marlon Williams + Hard-Ons + more + Meredith Music Festival

Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith

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