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U-Bombs is a new wave/power pop band from Adelaide, South Australia.


Irving and the U-bombs first appeared in 1977 at private parties, anti-nuclear rallies and political/social justice benefit shows before establishing some weekly residencies at various city and suburban hotels. The band grew to a five piece and dropped the 'Irving' from the bands name and subsequently released the single 'Give Me A Medal' in 1978.

In 2013, after an absence of 32 years, the Ubombs started rehearsing, recording and then staged a comeback show in Adelaide. They performed at such venues as the Governor Hindmarsh Hotel alongside such acts as Fear And Loathing, Meat Tray and She's The Band


Current Members

  • Anando Bharti - Vocals, Bass
  • Paul Verdant - Guitars, Vocals
  • Roy Erzinger - Drums 
  • Ian Thurnwald - Saxophone

Past Members

  • Paul Tuxworth - Guitars, Keyboards
  • Mark Cornwall - Bass, Vocals
  • Tom Cowsill - Drums (1981)


  • Live At The Marryatville - Cassette (Tomorrow Records, 1977)
  • Give Me A Medal - 7inch vinyl single (Radio Active, 1978)
  • The Triple M Demos - Cassette (Radio Active, 1979)
  • Ubombs Greatest Hits - Cassette (Radio Active, 1980)
  • 'Rejected' b/w 'Automatic' - CD Single (2013)
  • 'Fukushima' demo - CD Single (2015)