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Audio Bullys are an electronic music project, originally consisting of Simon Franks and Tom Dinsdale. The group were once managed by the DJ and presenter George Lamb.

Audio Bullys
Audio Bullys performing at Bestival 2010 3.jpg
Audio Bullys performing at Bestival 2010. From left: Simon Franks and Tom Dinsdale
Background information
OriginLondon, England
Years active2001 (2001)–2012 (2012); 2014 (2014)–present
  • Simon Franks
Past members
  • Tom Dinsdale

Franks and Dinsdale released their debut album Ego War in 2003, and two years later followed up with Generation. In making Generation, the group worked with Suggs of Madness, collaborating on the track "This Road". Despite reaching number 3 in the UK Singles Chart with their 2005 hit, "Shot You Down",[1] which sampled the Nancy Sinatra version of the song "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", the album was poorly received.

Their third album, Higher Than the Eiffel, was released on 29 March 2010. Again this featured a collaboration with Suggs as well as his bandmate, keyboardist Mike Barson.

On 18 February 2012, it was announced through the group's official Facebook page that Dinsdale had left the group. Franks continues to perform live as Audio Bullys, and intends to release new material in the near future.[2] On 5 September 2016 a collaboration with Surge entitled "It Was A Very Good Year" was released through Spinnin' Records.[3]



Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit


Year Single Chart positions Album
2003 "We Don't Care" 15 97 Ego War
"The Things"/"Turned Away" 22
"Way Too Long" 86
2005 "Shot You Down" (featuring Nancy Sinatra) 3 17 22 47 23 Generation
"I'm in Love" 27 43 72
2008 "Gimme That Punk" Non-album single
2010 "Only Man" 44 Higher Than the Eiffel
2010 "Wicked Things (Sander Kleinenberg feat. Audio Bullys)" Non-album single
2015 "Under Pressure (w/ Alex Kidd)"
2016 "It Was a Very Good Year (featuring Surge)"


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 33. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "Audio Bullys". Facebook. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Surge, Audio Bullys New Releases: It Was A Very Good Year on Beatport". Retrieved 6 September 2016.

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