Bombay Bicycle Club
Bombay Bicycle Club’s critically acclaimed fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, captures the results of singer Jack Steadman’s picaresque adventures in the likes of Turkey and India throughout 2013. Joyously escapist, its electronic-inflected and Bollywood-referencing sound made good on the Eastern promise, as it went straight to Number 1 in the album charts (Feb 2014) and reached silver status in record time. The press were effusive with their praise: ‘Buoyant, wistful and heart-rending’ said The Telegraph, ‘sensational’ said Sunday Times Culture, whilst The Times chimed in “Bombay Bicycle Club remain one of the most inventive indie bands out there”.
The band’s broad and varied body of work means the North London four-piece are both as at home with the intimate acoustic nature of ‘Eyes Off You’ as they are with the euphoric highs of first single ‘Carry Me’ and the exhilarating rush of album opener ‘Overdone’. In songwriting terms Bombay Bicycle Club, who are still only 24 years old, posses a kind of dynamism that’s been missing from young British bands for years. They have mastered the melodic, the melancholic and at the same time, the euphoric.
With an expanded live line-up to cater to the ever-increasing range and complexity of their songs, their Dec 2014 tour is not only their biggest in terms of venue, but also in terms of sound.
December 2014 tour:
3rd - Leicester De Montfort Hall
4th - Plymout Pavilioins
5th - Bournemouth BIC Solent Hall
7th - Manchester 02 Apollo
10th - Wolverhampton Civic Hall
11th - Edinbugh Usher Hall
12th - Newcastle 02 Academy
13th - London Earls Court
Tickets, costing £24, available from:
Leicester / Manchester / Wolverhampton / Newcastle / London:
Plymouth / Bournemouth: http://www.livenation.co.uk