Aug 7th, 2017
Cult band The Bombay Royale are set for a triumphant return with their third studio masterpiece “Run Kitty Run”. A Retro Bollywood fuelled rampage through psyche-surf, 80s electro-pop and desert rock, “Run Kitty Run” is, like its predecessors, conceived as the soundtrack to a lost film. The music conjures into life a devastated futuristic landscape peopled by robotic horsemen, killer satellites and grinning sadhus. Overlaid with vocals in Hindi, Bengali and English, the resulting soundtrack is one of love and betrayal, hopeless escapes and unlikely salvation.
Anticipated by single “I Love You Love You” (think vintage Bollywood infused with new wave synth), new full-length “Run Kitty Run” has everything from crime jazz to Bengali surf, 80s pop to bhangra hip hop. Opener “Ballygunge” has an angular 80s vibe infused with gated snares and the spirits of Talking Heads and David Bowie. Titletrack “Run Kitty Run” sees 60s surf music meet Bengali exploitation soundtrack, while disco stomper “(Mera Nam Hai) Lucky” ups the tempo for the dancefloor.
Recorded between Hope Street Studios in Brunswick and Soundpark Studios in Northcote, “Run Kitty Run” was co-produced by Tristan Ludowyk (The Putbacks, The Cactus Channel) and The Skipper aka Andy Williamson.
With the announcement of the highly anticipated new album, The Bombay Royale also launch a national Australian tour as well as a run of European appearances including Sziget Festival in Hungary on August 11th and Paimpol Festival in Brittany, France on August 13th.