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Also known as Collusion
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Labels Garage, Rock, Indie
Members Hugh Gurney
Sam Bethune
Will Brown
Scott McMurtrie
Past members Ravi Sharma

Skybombers is a rock band from Melbourne.[1] They were formed as Collusion by Scotch College students Hugh Gurney, Ravi Sharma, Scott McMurtrie and Sam Bethune.[2][3] They later changed to Skybombers, a name inspired by an icy-pole.[4] Their placing a demo song "It Goes Off" on MySpace brought them their first TV appearances.[5] They had early international attention when "It Goes Off" of their EP Sirens made the most-played list on L.A.'s Indie 103.1 and played a showcase gig at The Viper Room.[6] They have toured Australia, Japan and USA.[7][8] and their debut album Take Me To Town was recorded in L.A.[9] with Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club).[10] The band made their way on video game media in 2007 when "It Goes Off" appeared on the soundtrack for Burnout Dominator, the song later reappeared on Burnout Paradise in early 2008. Black Carousel was recorded in LA, again with Rick Parker at the helm.




  • Sirens (2007)[17] Aus physical singles #75[18]


  • "Always Complaining" (2008) - Albert Productions[19][20] Aus #90[21]
  • "If You Wanna Be The One" (2008)
  • "Love Me Like You Used To Do..." (2010)


  1. ^ The Gold Coast Bulletin, 30 July 2007, "School's in for rockers"
  2. ^ Andrew Murfett and Patrick Donovan (31 August 2007). "Skybombers going off". The Age. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Murfett, Andrew (6 June 2008). "Skybombers hit home". The Age. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Weekend Courier, 3 August 2007, "Skybombers aiming to rock four WA schools"
  5. ^ Billboard, 27 October 2007, "AUSTRALIA: THE WIZARDS OF OZ; Australia's Acts To Watch Are Casting Spells At Home And Abroad" by Christie Eliezer
  6. ^ Hobart Mercury, 14 February 2008, "Out of an awkward silence"
  7. ^ The Daily News (Queensland), 24 July 2008, "Life on the road can be a laughing matter" by Tania Phillips
  8. ^ Caulfield Glen Eira/Port Philip Leader, 28 July 2008, "New horizons" by Aaron Langmaid
  9. ^ The Courier-Mail, 19 June 2008, "Skybombers take off" by Justin Grey
  10. ^ MX (Australia), 5 June 2008, "Bombs away" by Karina Dunger
  11. ^ Daily Telegraph, 26 June 2008, Take Me To Town review by Brenton Edwards
  12. ^ The Age, 20 June 2008, Take Me To Town review by Jo Roberts
  13. ^ Illawarra Mercury, 12 June 2008, Take Me To Town review by Glen Humphries
  14. ^ The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 May 2008, Take Me To Town review by Nellie Connors
  15. ^ Washington Post, 22 August 2008, Take Me To Town review by Geoffrey Himes
  16. ^ Hunkin, Joanna (3 September 2008). "Skybombers - Take Me To Town". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  17. ^ Daily Telegraph, 31 May 2007, Sirens review
  18. ^ The ARIA Report, Issue 901
  19. ^ USA Today, 24 June 2008, Always Complaining review by Brian Mansfield
  20. ^ Herald Sun, 17 April 2008, Always Complaining review by Cameron Adams
  21. ^ The ARIA Report, Issue 954

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