LONDON, UK (AUDIO BULLYS Official Website) - A bassline splinters and crisp beats pulse out of the monitors at the Audio Bullys
studio. Tom Dinsdale and Simon
Franks are lost in the sound and the moment, because they're doing what Audio Bullys
do best: creating instant music. They expertly mix up house and garage, beats and basslines, music and words to make a sound that could only occur from within London's metropolitan sprawl.
Their 2003 debut album Ego War introduced the rest of the world to their unique sound which was neither pure hip-hop, nor uncut house or rudimentary garage, but all three - a uniquely young, British and energetic musical chemistry. Ego War went on to win 'Best New Artist Album' at the Dancestar Awards in Miami the next year.
A lot has changed in the two years since Ego War, and it shows throughout Generation. The new album has developed into a broader palette of sound and emotion; tracks like the Suggs (lead singer from Madness) collaboration 'This Road' duly reveals a far more nuanced sense of musicianship, as does their collaboration with Roots Manuva on "Made Like That". Subtlety is where Generation is at. "The more you make music, the more you can have an idea and just make exactly that thing happen," says Dindsdale. "The more relaxed you are, the easier you find it."
New single: "Shot You Down" (featuring Nancy Sinatra)
Tom Dinsdale & Simon Frank, aka Audio Bullys, return with the single "Shot You Down" featuring the sexy vocal stylings of Nancy Sinatra. You may remember the original version recently appeared in the opening credits for the hugely popular 'Kill Bill' movie, but The Bullys' take is all about the dancefloor. Astralwerk's own Fatboy Slim hammered this track throughout his recent U.S. tour to the sound of thunderous cheers. The track is out now on 12" and also features a tasty remix from NYC's own Lee Cabrera.