Brighton

by Orange Bomb

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about

We have waited on good days and bad for this bus to arrive.

It’s been driving round for years waiting to pick us all up, on the same day for the same journey, but there was always someone missing and we didn’t know.

We thought we had missed it!

On the day it finally happened we nicked the keys looked each other in the eyes and said “come on then“.

The Orange Bomb line up finalised during the recording of “Brighton “ in 2015.

Martin Holmes Vocals, Rob Allbeury Guitars and vocals, Andy Marling Bass and Matt Harriman Drums.

We remember our youth, learnt lessons from there to here and have stories to tell both spoken and sung.

We have earnt our lines and learnt our lines and come alive to those voices in our head that we just can’t ignore.

With punk attitude, and modernist design, we are full of love and full of anger in equal measure.

We write what comes out, personal stories, social comment.

Remember that girl at school? Well we do too.

The characters that lived on the streets where you lived? They lived on ours too!

That moment when you feel so alone that you think you might have vanished? for one day it will come.

Get spruced up or just about hold yourself together it’s a different art on different days.

Come to Brighton with us or Sunnyside or down the pub.

Think about how you might declare your love.

Watch the bird’s circle, feel the breeze on your face.

We are Orange Bomb and this is our long player entitled ‘Brighton’
Thank you for listening.




Orange Bomb are a 4-piece rock and roll band from Surrey, in the south of England. “Punk attitude with modernist designs,” is how they put it (and rightly). The roll call is the aformentioned Mr. Holmes on the mic, Rob Allbeury responsible for guitars and additional singing, Andy Marling wielding the bass, and Matt Harriman behind the drum kit.

And being metal postcard converts we vetted them for literacy and they came out with an A++

“This Is England” (nice allusion to the Clash single, I’m assuming)- has a very John Cooper Clarke-esque intro and some really gripping lyrics- how did that one come about?

We will take the JJC reference as a real compliment. The lyrics are adapted from a poem “The Mask Of Anarchy” written by Shelly in 1819 following the Peterloo Massacre where what was effectively a march against austerity ended with a cavalry charge and approx. 600 people injured and some killed. The poem was banned at the time. The opening call for people to get up from their inertia is really us saying there is so much that can be achieved, don’t waste your opportunities in our country which isn’t perfect but where we still have free speech, a degree of opportunity that others don’t have and that we owe that to others in history who struggled so lets honour it. Its that punk ethos of making things happen and dictating your own destiny

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released December 30, 2017

2015 Orange Bomb
2018 Metal Postcard Records

All Songs Written & Performed By

Rob Allbeury
Martin Holmes
Andy Marling
Matt Harriman

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released May 4, 2015

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Orange Bomb England, UK

Orange Bomb are a 4 piece heavy pop band from the South East of England.

Metal Postcard Records.

Martin Holmes - Vocals

Rob Allbeury - Guitars/Vocals

Andy Marling - Bass

Matt Harriman - Drums.
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