Bombay Bicycle Club are back!
Last week, Bombay Bicycle Club marked their tremendous and warmly-received return with their new single ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’. The track marks the London quartet’s return after a five-year absence, which saw members of the band pursuing other projects.
While premiering the track on BBC Radio 1’s ‘Future Sounds’ show with Annie Mac, Bombay Bicycle Club described ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake…’ as an adoption of a “back-to-basics” approach for their new material. They have also described the track as containing “one of the best riffs” they’ve ever written. From the off it shines with its 8-bit feel. This allows the wonderfully fuzzy guitar riffs to drive the tremendously sweet and effortlessly cool mood of the music.
Yet, while still retaining the infectious nature of their previous anthems, ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ signals deeper explorations by the band after their hiatus. With themes that include the relatable rush of becoming totally obsessed with someone and the unsteady feeling of disconnection, the new single (produced by John Congleton) shows Bombay Bicycle Club setting the mood for new pathways in their forthcoming releases.
And, as if the release of the track hadn’t made us happy enough already, Bombay Bicycle Club have also confirmed the forthcoming release of their fifth album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. On the forthcoming LP, BBC’s frontman Jack Steadman has described the record as “an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of need. It’s about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music.” He continues to express the personal nature of the album: “For me personally it’s about the frustration of not being able to express myself to others, of leaving conversations feeling dissatisfied and misunderstood but relying on music to communicate.”
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong will be out on January 17th 2020.
So get ready! January cannot come soon enough. Check out the fab music video for ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ below.
That’s not all. Bombay Bicycle Club will also be touring the US this September, with stops including LA, Chicago, Detroit and Boston. Moreover, the band later announced a stream of shows in the UK, where they will play their 2009 debut album I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose in full to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Support comes from Hackney rockers Gengahr – who formed at the same secondary school I went to! With tickets that sold out almost immediately, check out the dates below.
I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose 10th Anniversary UK Tour
4 – Eventim Apollo, Liverpool (SOLD OUT)
5 – Cairn Hall, Dundee
6 – Rock City, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)
7 – Bath Pavillion, Bath (SOLD OUT)
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London (SOLD OUT)
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