Wednesday, 20 November 2013 16:13

Bombs Away: Party Away

Walk into any club and you're bound to hear one of their songs.

Party rockers, Bombs Away, are up to their necks with new projects, with the lads readying themselves to tour their latest single, ‘Better Luck Next Time’.

The song strays from the themes of their previous singles, 'Big Booty Bitches' and 'Super Soaker', proving upbeat dance music can relate to all kinds of moments in life.

“The overall theme behind the track is about self-empowerment and about standing up for yourself and not letting people walk over you,” one half of the duo, Sketch Coleman, says.

In just five years, the Bombs Away boys have made a name for themselves, achieving incredible support for their projects and proving to be club favourites.

“The videos are quite tongue-in-cheek and they're so cliché that we hope people find the humour in it.

"They're actually like a cartoon version of that party cliché. On the surface they're just fun videos – the internet loves them, you can just enjoy your day and forget about stuff that you’re worrying about.

"That's what Bombs Away really stands for — moving forward and forgetting about all the junk that you've got to do during the week and realise that life's not so serious all of the time.”

On the flipside, the pair do have a serious side behind the party persona — just recently providing online emotional support for fans.

“Sometimes people can't really talk to their friends or family because they feel like they're being judged. So we made a status saying: ‘We're normal people as well, so send us a message and we'll have a chat’.

"If we can help people, that’s more important than everything we've achieved officially. I think people with a big reach definitely have some responsibility to use that for a positive purpose — that's what people are here on Earth for.”

With the pair already jetsetting around the country (Sketch was at the airport during this interview), the next few weeks will be spent living out of hotel rooms. But it’s a life Sketch certainly isn’t complaining about.

“We're gonna do a bit of a road trip and come and party and we'll be testing out our new singles at shows as well, so we hope people like it,”
he says.

“A lot of times we'll come from a festival in America to Dubbo here in Australia and people will say 'why are you playing here?' It's such a weird thing that people from smaller areas or smaller venues feel like they shouldn't have bigger acts.

"We actually have some of the best shows ever at places you wouldn't expect.”

Bombs Away play the Springwood Hotel Nov 29. To win one of two double passes click here

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013 15:35

Bombs Away Passes

Party rockers, Bombs Away, are up to their necks with new projects, with the lads readying themselves to tour their latest single, ‘Better Luck Next Time’.

The song strays from themes of their previous singles, 'Big Booty Bitches' and 'Super Soaker', proving upbeat, dance music can relate to all kinds of moments in life.

“The overall theme behind the track is about self-empowerment and about standing up for yourself and not letting people walk over you,” one half of the duo, Matt Coleman says.

Bombs Away play the Springwood Hotel Friday November 29.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 15:34

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Multi-platinum artists, partyboys and all-round bad role models, Party Bass aficionados Bombs Away land at The Met this Friday, July 19.

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If there’s one thing you learn after waking up the Bombs Away guys and DJ Kronic to chat at 10:30am, it’s that you shouldn’t do so unless you have coffee and vodka to offer them.

Perth brothers Sketch and Thomas Hart of the genre-defying DJ act Bombs Away have teamed up with Adelaide’s DJ Kronic as they set off on their ‘Swagger’ tour following the release of the latest edition of one of Australia’s best-selling dance compilations, ‘Wild Nights 2012’.

The trio have been working together over the past year, and put the CD together in a week and a half, mashing up what’s hot, new and working for their dancefloors. “We’re super stoked because we got a lot of leeway with mixing the CD. We’ve done a lot of our actual mixtape style,” Sketch says.
“Yeah we were able to mash it up, go crazy and get creative on it, which was fucking awesome,” DJ Kronic adds.

The Bombs Away brothers have been DJing, partying and joking around together for eight years now; finding a name for their creative outlet was as easy as following a truck. “We were driving along and Bombs Away was the name of a tow truck company,” Sketch says.

After suggesting adopting the name, Thomas, according to Sketch, “looked down at his three inch wiener and was like ‘oh okay’”. And so it was.
A few years later Bombs Away were at a festival when they heard a performer going crazy, kicking speakers off the stage, so they checked it out. It turned out to be none other than their now touring partner, DJ Kronic. Their second meeting was no less eventful.

“Two weeks later we met at a Gold Coast club with my girlfriend at the time,” DJ Kronic says. “We were going through a rough patch. Sketch hit on her and there was nearly a punch on. It was all a big misunderstanding though and we’ve been friends ever since.”

Fast forward to 2012; Bombs Away singles ‘Big Booty Bitches’, ‘Swagger’ and ‘Supersoaker!’ have received massive responses from dancefloors around the country and big things still lay ahead following the release of DJ Kronic’s new single, ‘Looking For Some Girls’, which features Bombs Away.

“We, especially with ‘Supersoaker!’ since it’s crossed over to radio, have got an amazing range of new fans,” Thomas says. “When we made that crossover we found that our music is not limited to the 17-25 demographic anymore. I guess it’s still a youth audience but it’s really varied. People in general like to party.”

Bombs Away and DJ Kronic are no strangers to their local club scenes, but when the rest of the country received a taste of what they each had to offer the ball started rolling too fast for them to keep up. Well, almost. “Bombs Away has just been an amazing experience. We haven’t been back to our actual house in Perth for 18 months. It’s just happened so fast that I’ve still got food on the kitchen table,” Sketch says.

“I love the travelling,” DJ Kronic says, “I love meeting people and partying with the crowd and other DJs. You get to travel around and see the world, just get loose and run amuck, and party with girls. I’m always looking for some girls.”

“Bombs Away and Kronic are looking for some girls on the Wild Tour. It’s true, and it’s what is happening,” Sketch adds.
So what would they be doing if they weren’t DJing?

“I’d be driving a forklift. Thank fuck for turntables!” DJ Kronic says. “I’d be at home watching porn,” Sketch says. “Maybe a career in porn, ah that would be good. My porn name would be Charlie Griffith.”

Seeing as their career backup plans are clearly no longer needed, and given they’ve already worked with, or supported, their fair share of mega international artists such as Stanton Warriors, Snoop Dogg and Pitbull, a more realistic question would be ‘who would you like to work with next?’

“I would like to work, if the opportunity would arise, with Charlie Sheen,” Sketch says. “I would work with Charlie Sheen on the condition that he does our next tour with us. What would he be doing on the tour? Winning! Who would he be doing? Everyone. And mountains of coke. I love Charlie Sheen, I’ve actually got the tattoo ‘winning’ on my wrist. He took that from me.”

“I want to ‘work’ with Miley Cyrus,” Thomas says. “Oh Miley!”

Fantasies and looking for girls aside, the ball keeps rolling for Bombs Away and DJ Kronic as they prepare for the continued international success they’re hoping this year will bring. “We’re all going to America this week, we come back and do the Wild tour, and then we are moving to LA for a little while because our stuff is doing so well there, we’ve got such a good response,” Sketch says. “We basically just want to go over there and really sink our teeth into that American market for a couple of months.

“We run our own record label through Central Station called Bomb Squad and that’s our priority for this year. We’ve got a few new releases coming out on that already. It’s just a crew of other DJs and producers who are like us in style and just general attitude.”

BOMBS AWAY AND DJ KRONIC PLAY SHOOTERS, ON THE GOLD COAST, FRIDAY MARCH 16 AND ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND’S EASTER SUNDAY TABLE TENNIS TOURNAMENT, APRIL 8. ‘WILD NIGHTS 2012’ IS AVAILABLE NOW.
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Wednesday, 04 May 2011 13:25

Punk Ninja

Wild Nights!   

Sydney wonder kid Archie, now known as Punk Ninja, is responsible for one half of the ‘Wild Nights 2011’ compilation CD, mixed with partners in crime, Perth bad boys Bombs Away.


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Wednesday, 02 February 2011 13:23

Bombs Away

Goannas Welcome

Normally the battle cry of boardies -and-bikini-clad revellers, Perth’s Bombs Away deal in a hedonistic mix of party tunes sure to get any dancefloor wet.

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