Skip to main content

Album Reviews


Music > Album Review


The Bombay Royale
- You Me Bullets Love

Have you seen Indian Spiderman? No? See it. Seriously.

May 13th 2012 | Label: HopeStreet
There's one thing I don't understand - how has no one else done this before? A record of pure Indian Raja tracks, hearking back to the golden days of 1970s Bollywood? Genius. Bloody genius.

While the whole idea may be overshadowed by the arguably incessant saturation of Bollywood in modern culture (thanks, Tarantino), The Bombay Royale have nevertheless stuck to their guns in You Me Bullets Love. With the cover sleeve meeting somewhere between James Bond and Mother India, you have a pretty good idea of what you're gonna get. Monkey Fight Snake immediately puts you in the right frame of mind, with sharp synth, mellow bass and an absolutely huge horn section blending into a colourful swirl of Raja goodness. The title track breaks out the surf-rock (somehow referencing the '70s Bollywood films that themselves referenced '60s American surf films), but it's the mesmerising Hindi vocals bursting out that capture the imagination. Throughout the record, it's the combination of the extremely talented ten-piece band and the fantastic Hindi singers that make it so great. And each track represents its own theme; Sote Sote Adhi Raat purveys the spacey proto-funk of Bollywood Kung Fu films (have you seen Indian Spiderman? No? See it. Seriously), while Bobbywood is a perfect rendition of mod-rock – you can just see 50 dancers waving their arms maniacally in front of you.

Sure, if you're not a fan of Bollywood, you're obviously not going to dig this entirely. But for those of you who do, get this record, or even better, see them live (they're from Melbourne!). Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch Indian Spiderman again.

Comments

Dates

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 + 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 + Tim Chaisson + Good Times Band + Emma Swift & Chris Pickering + Marlon Williams + The Sweethearts + 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 + Tiny Ruins + Augie March + James Holden + Sleep + Mia Dyson + Jagwar Ma + Ghostface Killah + Phosphorescent + Cloud Nothings + The Lemonheads + Factory Floor + Jen Cloher + The Town Bikes + The Bombay Royale + Vakula + Silence Wedge + Painters & Dockers + Blank Realm + Sun God Replica + Misty Nights + City Of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band + The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra + The Harpoons + Teeth & Tongue + Dr Phil Smith + Marlon Williams + Krakatau + Hard-Ons + more + Meredith Music Festival

Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith

Friday 20th February

Melbourne Zoo Twilights feat.
The Bombay Royale + The Budos Band + Melbourne Zoo Twilight

Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Related Articles



Poster IT

Connect with The Music

Subscribe to Daily Newsletter

Galleries

<span>ARIA Awards 2014</span><br />The Star

ARIA Awards 2014
The Star

<span>The Music & MGM ARIA Week Party</span><br />Oxford Art Factory

The Music & MGM ARIA Week Party
Oxford Art Factory

<span>Mullum Music Festival 2014</span><br />

Mullum Music Festival 2014

<span>Kimbra</span><br />Metro Theatre

Kimbra
Metro Theatre

<span>Katy Perry</span><br />Allphones Arena

Katy Perry
Allphones Arena

<span>Guy Pearce</span><br />The Toff In Town

Guy Pearce
The Toff In Town

<span>Yes</span><br />Palais Theatre

Yes
Palais Theatre

<span>Joe Satriani</span><br />Astor Theatre

Joe Satriani
Astor Theatre

<span>CW Stoneking</span><br />Metro Theatre

CW Stoneking
Metro Theatre

this week's magazine

Digital Version
A Festival Called PANAMA Airlie Beach Music Festival Australasian Worldwide Music Expo Beyond The Valley Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival BIGSOUND Bleach Festival Blue Mountains Music Festival Blues At Bridgetown Bluesfest Breakfest Brisbane Festival Brunswick Music Festival Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival Caloundra Music Festival Campfire Festival CoLAB Dungog Festival Earth Frequency Festival Fairbridge Folk Festival Falls Festival Falls Festival Falls Festival Festival Of The Sun Follow The Sun Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Gorgeous Festival Great Southern Blues Festival Gympie Music Muster HyperFest JamGrass Music Festival Jungle Love Music & Arts Festival Just For Laughs Let Them Eat Cake Listen Out Listen Out Listen Out Listen Out Lost Paradise Melbourne Music Week Meredith Music Festival Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues MOFO Mountain Sounds Mullum Music Festival Nannup Music Festival National Folk Festival Newtown Festival Noosa Jazz Festival NYE On The Hill Originals Music Festival Out On The Weekend Outlet Music Festival OutsideIn Paradise Music Festival Party In The Paddock Perth Festival Poison City Weekender Port Fairy Folk Festival Queenscliff Music Festival Rainbow Serpent Festival Riverboats Music Festival Rottofest Soulfest Soulfest Soulfest Soundwave Soundwave Soundwave Soundwave Southbound Splendour In The Grass St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Strawberry Fields Subsonic Sugar Mountain Festival Sydney Country Music Festival Sydney Festival Sydney Fringe Festival Tamworth Country Music Festival The Blurst Of Times Festival The Hills Are Alive Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers UNIFY: A Heavy Music Gathering Valley Fiesta Vanfest WAM Festival West Coast Blues & Roots Festival WOMAdelaide Wonderland Woodford Folk Festival Yours And Owls

The Music Store

Australasian Music Industry Directory
The ultimate print sourcebook for all the contacts…
Jun 18th 2014
Arts Advertising Packages
The Music Arts Packages provide promotion in The Music…
Jun 18th 2014
Indie Band Advertising Packages
The Music Indie Band Packages provide promotion in…
Jun 18th 2014
Galleon Krueger for Sale
Galleon Krueger Bass Amplifier. 1001RB As new, current…
Jul 12th 2014
Jazz guitarists wanted for weekend jams.
We are a bass and drums unit rehearsing in St Peters…
Jul 12th 2014
Premier Sydney Punk/Rock Band seeks Drummer
One of Sydneys Premier Punk Rock Bands seeks energetic…
Jun 18th 2014

Listen