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Bombs Away (group)

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Origin  Australia

Genres  Electro house, Melbourne bounce, trap, Progressive House, Hip house
Years active  2010 (2010)–present (present)
Labels  Central Station, Ministry of Sound Australia, Bomb Squad Records, Cloud 9 Records, Kontor Records, Radikal Records
Members  Sketch (Matthew Coleman) Tommy Shades (Thomas Coleman)
Albums  Demo 1999, Ghetto Blaster - EP

Bombs Away is an Australian brothers DJ, vocal and production duo, composed of Sketch (born Matthew Ronald John Coleman, October 30th) and Tommy Shades (born Thomas Edward Hart Coleman, May 29th). Born on the Gold Coast, Australia, before relocating to Perth early in their adult lives, where Bombs Away was formed in late 2009.


In 2010 the duo began to tour nationally with their first single "Big Booty Bitches" and various remixes. They later toured internationally before relocating to the Gold Coast in late 2011, where they produced two further singles, "Super Soaker" and "Party Bass", which were both certified Platinum by ARIA, with "Big Booty Bitches" also certified Gold.

In May 2013 Bombs Away included a tour DJ in all performances and since the addition of a tour DJ, DJ Kronic (born Luke Calleja), Dixie (Dan Spec) and KOMES (born Ryan Higginbottom) have all performed the role at various stages, with Dixie being most recent, until Dan Absent took up the role of tour DJ with Bombs Away.

Bombs Away also has a live performance configuration in which Tommy Shades performs lead vocals, Sketch plays guitar as well as vocals and they are joined on stage by their drummer, Matt McGuire.


Bombs Away's first single release "Big Booty Bitches" reached number 3 on the Beatport Electro Top 100. It also received in excess of 2 million views on YouTube, and was certified Gold in 2013. Their follow-up single "Swagger" was released in early 2011 to coincide with the release of Central Station Records' compilation Wild Nights 2011. The track received national airplay on the Nova Network and Austereo Radio Network.

Bombs Away's third single "Super Soaker" was one of the ARIA Charts Top 50 Dance Singles of 2012 and top 50 overall Australian singles in 2011. It was completed and added to all of their performances from March 2011, but the final version was not released until September 2011. Upon its release, it became the highest-ranked dance song from an Australian artist on the ARIA Dance Chart in only its second week of release. The track was certified Gold in March 2012, and Platinum in late 2012. In March 2012, they released a collaboration with DJ Kronic, titled "Looking for Some Girls", which reached number 7 on the ARIA Club Chart.

Bombs Away's fifth single, "Get Stoopid", a collaboration with Seany B (the performer of the TV Rock single "Flaunt It"), was released in late 2012, and reached number 1 on the ARIA Club Chart and was ranked number 27 in the Top 50 Club Tracks of 2012 on the ARIA Charts. The majority of the film clip for "Get Stoopid" was filmed on the streets of Surfers Paradise, and featured cameo appearances from "The Twins" (Ellie Kelaart and Brooke Kelaart) and DJ Kronic.

The sixth single from Bombs Away, "Party Bass", released in 2012, was certified Gold within five weeks of its release, and Platinum two weeks after. It also reached number 1 on the Independent Music Chart and the top 3 of the iTunes Dance Chart. It was also the fourth-highest selling Australian dance single of 2012 (26th overall) and 27th overall Australian single in 2012 on the ARIA Charts.

"Drunk Arcade" was released in March 2013 and debuted at number 15 on the ARIA Dance Singles Chart. The duo's original release "Assassinate", released in July 2013, reached number 4 on the Beatport Electro Release chart on 1 August.

Major performances

  • Stereosonic Festival 2010
  • Stereosonic Festival 2011
  • Stereosonic Festival 2012
  • Future Music Festival 2011
  • Future Music Festival 2012
  • Creamfields Festival 2012
  • Fat As Butter Festival 2011
  • Fat As Butter Festival 2012
  • Fat As Butter Festival 2013
  • Foreshore festival 2011 & 12
  • Life in Color Festival 2012 Life in Color Festival 2013 Bombs Away performed mainstage on the national Stereosonic tour along with hosting "The Ultimate Stereosonic Afterparty" for the Brisbane leg of the tour, which was held at Brisbane’s Electric Playground Nightclub. The afterparty saw guest performances by international artists Afrojack (reference) and Redfoo from LMFAO (Reference), as well as promoted performances by Bombs Away, Dainjazone, and DJ Kronic

    On New Year's Day 2012, Bombs Away headlined the Ministry of Sound NYD Party held at The Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane alongside Havana Brown, Tommy Trash, the Stafford Brothers, Timmy Trumpet and a number of other national and international touring DJ acts.

    Bombs Away performed on the 2012 Creamfields Australia tour, with sets on the mainstage for each leg of the festival's Australian tour.


    Bombs Away are represented for touring in Australia by Soapbox Artists, a subsidiary of Ministry of Sound Australia. Soapbox Artists also handle all incoming enquiries for performances in all other parts of the world.

    Achievements and accreditations

  • Two Platinum singles ("Super Soaker" and "Party Bass") and one Gold single ("Big Booty Bitches")
  • Topped the ARIA Club Chart and was also the highest-selling Australian dance single of 2012
  • "Better Luck Next Time" named a Billboard Breakout Dance track
  • Bombs Away is ranked number 1 in Western Australia and number 8 in Australia according to the In the Mix Top 50 poll
  • "Super Soaker"
  • Certified Platinum
  • Number 1 Australian dance single on the ARIA Charts, one of the Top 50 Dance Singles 2013, and overall top 50 Australian artist singles
  • "Party Bass"
  • Certified Platinum
  • Reached number 1 on the Independent Music Chart
  • Reached number 3 on the iTunes Dance Chart
  • Fourth-highest selling Australian dance single of 2012
  • "Big Booty Bitches"
  • Certified Gold by ARIA
  • Reached number 3 on the Beatport Electro Top 100
  • "Get Stoopid"
  • Reached number 1 on the ARIA Club Chart and number 27 on the ARIA Top 50 Club Songs of 2012 and number 27 on the ARIA Australian Artist Singles of 2012
  • "Drunk Arcade"
  • Debuted at number 15 on the ARIA Dance Singles Chart
  • "Assassinate"
  • Peaked at number 4 on Electro Releases on Beatport
  • "Looking for Some Girls"
  • Reached number 7 on the ARIA Club Chart
  • Singles

  • "Big Booty Bitches" (Central Station Records)
  • "Swagger" (Central Station Records)
  • "Super Soaker" (Central Station Records)
  • "Get Stoopid" featuring Seany B (Central Station Records)
  • "Looking for Some Girls" featuring Kronic (Central Station Records)
  • "Party Bass" featuring The Twins (Central Station Records)
  • "Drunk Arcade" (Central Station Records)
  • "Assassinate" (Central Station Records)
  • "Better Luck Next Time" (Central Station Records)
  • "Mothertruckers" with Tenzin (Central Station Records)
  • "Apple Juice & Vodka" with Komes (Central Station Records)
  • "Squats" with Oh Snap! (Central Station Records)
  • Official remixes

  • "Driving Around" by Pitbull featuring David Rush and Vein
  • "Let Go" by Chris Arnott featuring Daddy Longlegs (Onelove)
  • "Ridiculous" by Big Nab featuring Bombs Away (Homebrew Records)
  • "Can't Fight This Feeling" by Junior Caldera featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor (Xelon Entertainment)
  • "Take Me Away" by Fabian Gray featuring Yianna (Central Station Records)
  • "Boys Just Want to Have Sex" by Army of DJs vs. Exude (Xelon Entertainment)
  • "Face Melt" (Bombs Away VIP Edit) by TJR featuring Whiskey Pete (Klub Kids)
  • "Speakers 2 Ya Sneakers" by Slappin' Plastic featuring Xamplify and KT (Straight Up!)
  • "Not All About the Money" by Timati and La La Land featuring Timbaland and Grooya (Hussle Recordings)
  • "Getting Nasty" by KCB and Lady Lauryn (LNG Music)
  • "Over You" by Freestylers (Xelon Entertainment)
  • "Serotonin" by G-Wizard and Joey Kaz (Bombsquad)
  • "Saved in a Bottle" by The Potbelleez (Hussle Recordings)
  • "Watch You" by Clinton Sparks featuring Pitbull and Disco Fries (Strictly Rhythm)
  • "Everybody Get Up" by Jam Xpress and Seany B (Central Station Records)
  • "STFU" by Ze! and Lusha featuring Bombs Away (Tuffem Up! Records)
  • "The Night" by Mind Electric (Hussle Recordings)
  • "Midnight Freak Circus" by Rowan P and Nino Live (Central Station Records)
  • "Listen to the Bass" by Che Jose (One Platinum Records)
  • "Change Your Heart" by Shave (Hussle Recordings)
  • "Summer" by Calvin Harris
  • "A Sky Full of Stars" by Coldplay
  • "Shot Me Down" by David Guetta featuring Skylar Grey
  • Compilation albums

  • Wild Nights 2011
  • Wild Nights 2012
  • Ministry of Sound: Addicted to Bass (#2 ARIA Compilation Albums)
  • Ministry of Sound: Maximum Bass
  • Songs

    Big Booty Bitches2010
    Everybody Stand Up2015
    Drunk Arcade - Radio Edit2013


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