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Australian duo NERVO have unveiled heartfelt new single ‘Sober’, out on Friday 17th May via Universal.

After a year-long hiatus, the sisters’ second release of 2019 is an emotive vocal house track, with lyrics alluding to the sobering realisation that comes attached to a breakup. With a slick production packed with electro synths and rhythmic beats, ‘Sober’ is topped with Mim & Liv’s powerful vocals and establishes the release as a track set to make a huge impact on charts and dancefloors alike this summer.

The pair explain: “We wanted to make a record that worked on the dancefloor for the summer but also had  some lyrical  substance. We’ve all had  those SOBERing  moments  when  you  realise  a relationship  isn’t  what  you  thought  it  was  and  this  is  what  this  song  is  about. It’s a melancholy summer song. Hopefully people will be able to relate while having a dance at the same time.”

The acclaimed duo kick started their career by writing Grammy-winning hit ‘When Love Takes Over’ for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland in 2009, NERVO have since penned tracks for some of the biggest artists in the world, including Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha and Armin Van Buuren. Utilising the same songwriting skills for their own material, the duo have parallel levels of success with tracks ‘You’re Gonna Love Again’ – amassing over 18 million views on YouTube – and 2013 hit ‘Hold On’, which made it to #1 on the Billboard Club Play chart.

Alongside writing for a wide-range of globally recognised artists, NERVO have worked on a string of high-profile collaborations with the likes of Nile Rodgers, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Nicky Romero soon followed. ‘The Way We See The World’with Afrojack and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike became the official anthem of Tomorrowland 2011, whilst working with Romero saw them land their first Beatport #1,with single Like Home’ topping the chart for three consecutive weeks.

Last year’s collaboration with Sofi TukkerThe Knocks & Alisa Ueno on viral hit ‘Best Friend’ was picked up as the official launch song for the iPhone X campaign. The track became yet another #1 on iTunes for NERVO, reiterating their status as one of the world’s most successful dance acts.

Similarly talented in the DJ booth, NERVO have appeared on the main stage of some of the world’s biggest electronic events, including EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, Tomorrowlandand Ultra. Clocking in at #16 on the DJ Mag Top 100, they kick off extensive global tour on Saturday 1st June.

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      The single marks the first new material since Sketch (Matthew Coleman) left the DJ / Producer duo, with Tommy Shades (Thomas Coleman) now taking over the project as a one-man team. Over the last twelve years, the world-renowned Australian duo landed platinum records, topped the charts and toured the world with some of the biggest names in dance music.  With Tommy going solo, ‘Bombs Away’ shows no signs of slowing down. “I’m really excited to show our fans what’s next for Bombs Away,” states Tommy. “I’ve got so many projects, singles, videos and ideas everywhere and I just can’t wait to start this next chapter.” Tommy starts off this new solo chapter with a bang as he delivers the heavy hitting: ‘Don’t You Dare.’ The track blends the heavy electro and slap house sound Bombs Away is known for, with an emotional and infectious hook delivered by Tommy. “The creative process behind this project was over a year long and hit after the ending of a very serious relationship.  The lyrics basically wrote themselves, but it took multiple experimentations in the studio, to find the right energy and really give the song a feeling of empowerment, which was found through the driving bassline.” – Tommy Shades Supported by an upcoming music video entirely shot by Tommy, ‘Don’t You Dare’ shows a new side to the Bombs Away sound and perfectly follows up their 2021 singles ‘Love Magic’ and ‘In My Head.’ Bombs Away have had a stellar career to date, since their 2010 break-out hit and certified Gold record: ‘Big Booty Bitches.’ They quickly followed up with the Platinum records: ‘Party Bass’ and ‘Super Soaker’ and the Billboard charting ‘Better Luck Next Time.’ They have over 350 Million plays on their videos and music across all socials, streaming platforms and they hold down five concurrent Top 10 tracks on ARIA, Billboard, iTunes and Beatport charts.  Over the years the duo collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business, including Mr. Worldwide himself – Pitbull and the likes of: Krafty Kuts, The Potbelleez and Luciana. Most recently they released a remix of Maddox Jones’ ‘Can’t Wait for the Summer’ and the reimagined take on Des’ree’s 90’s hit: ‘You Gotta Be’ the latter of which broke onto the Billboard Dance charts.  Tommy Shades also recently joined the American / Australian production group RIP Youth, working on their recent hit single ‘Fake’ (feat. Ranger).  Tommy has a lot of music and collaborations in the works, as he takes over Bombs Away as a solo project.  Be sure to follow him on social media and get ready for the next bomb to drop.