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Bombay Bicycle Club (formed 2005)
Bombay Bicycle Club are an English band from Crouch End, London, consisting of Jack Steadman, Jamie MacColl, Suren de Saram and Ed Nash.

Formation: At the age of 15, Steadman, MacColl and de Saram formed the band, The Canals, and performed together at their school. They changed their name to Bombay Bicycle Club in honour of an Indian take-away restaurant chain. Not long after, they met Nash and he promptly joined the band as well. In 2006, they entered into a competition from Channel 4 that allowed the winner to perform the opening act of 'V Festival'.

Career: In May 2007, Bombay Bicycle Club released their first EP, entitled 'The Boy I Used to Be'. The EP was released on their own, independent record label, Mmm. Records. The band released their second EP, 'How We Are', in October of the same year, again, through their independent label. With every member of the band having finished school by 2008, they were finally able to devote a serious amount of time to the band. Bombay Bicycle Club release their first single, 'Evening/Morning', in August, 2008. Between October and November of that year, the band worked on recording their debut album. 'I Had the Blues but I Shook Them Lose' was released in July 2009. This was followed but their second studio album, 'Flaws', in July of the following year. Both albums were published by Island records. By September, 2010, the band had already begun working on their third album. Their third album, entitled 'A Different Kind of Fix', was released in the UK in August, 2011, with a US release coming in January, 2012. From 2011 to 2013 Bombay Bicycle Club was busy working on their fourth album, 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. The album was released in February, 2014, to favourable reviews.



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Bombay Bicycle Club Criticise U2 For Being "Disconnected From Young People"


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Jack Steadman, the lead singer of British indie stars Bombay Bicycle Club has criticised U2 for controversial rollout of their last album, saying that it’s indicative of the extent to which the band are “disconnected from young people.”

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Bono came in for more flak from British indie group Bombay Bicycle Club

The Irish band’s thirteenth album Songs of Innocence gained notoriety and criticism back in September when the group teamed up with Apple for a simultaneous launch of their new products. The group’s album automatically downloaded to the accounts of iTunes’ 500 million account holders, and it caused so much frustration that software was developed specifically for removing it.

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Bombay Bicycle Club - Photographs from the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize which Edinburgh based Hip-Hop band 'Young Fathers' took away the nights main award at The Roundhouse in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th October 2014

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Bombay Bicycle Club Announce New Single 'Home By Now' Released In The Uk 1st December 2014

Posted on 07 October 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club Announce New Single 'Home By Now' Released In The UK 1st December 2014

Our Guide To This Year's Mercury Music Prize Nominations


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The 24th edition of the annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize is due to be held on Wednesday 29th October at London’s Roundhouse.

Last week we brought you our analysis of who we thought would make the dozen-strong shortlist from which the judges will pick the eventual winner. We got five out of the twelve correct, not bad as many pundits have expressed surprise at the relative obscurity of this year’s list in comparison to previous awards.

Only two of the nominated albums have reached the Number 1 spot in the UK Albums Chart, and only one nominee can realistically call himself a household name. There has also been a surprising snub for Sam Smith, who has made a huge impression on the British public’s imagination, with his debut album In The Lonely Hour sitting at the top the charts four months after its release.

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Bombay Bicycle Club - Barclaycard Mercury Prize - 'Albums of the Year' Nominations - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th September 2014

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Leeds Festival 2014 - Preview


Here we go, here we go! Leeds Festival 2014, yet only half of us have scored a return ticket from the headaches and hangovers of last year's epic line-up. Each and every year, thousands of people across the social spectrum and across the UK flock to the fields of Leeds for what they know is THE music event of the year. Of course, catering to the masses is no easy feat but with ten stages all rigged up, this machine, emblem of the north, once again raises its flags way up heavens bound.Moving from Temple Newsam a few years back now, LF has really made itself at home within the colossal 1,235 acre grounds of Bramham park. Returning bands themselves (or the newcomers for that matter), facing glorious deja-vu on approach to the site if not already attended as rowdy teens, are in for a real good show.

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With the festival being such an icon and in itself evolving in sheer mass and motor each year, it's understandably hard to really get a good hold-down on the lineup. With time clashes, mud, bar queues and a serious lack of phone battery, it's only fair we deal out a helping hand of this year's 'Not To Be Missed' sets to make festival life a little easier.

In no preferential order at all.

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Bombay Bicycle Club Announce December 2014 Uk Tour

Posted on 18 August 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club Announce December 2014 UK Tour

Bombay Bicycle Club - Performances Day 2 Latitude Festival 2014 - Southwold, United Kingdom - Saturday 19th July 2014

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Bombay Bicycle Club, Jack Steadman, Suren de Saram, Jamie MacColl and Ed Nash - Bombay Bicycle Club performs live at Webster Hall - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 8th May 2014

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Bombay Bicycle Club, Jack Steadman, Suren De Saram, Jamie Maccoll and Ed Nash

Jack Steadman - Bombay Bicycle Club perform live at Liverpool O2 Academy - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Saturday 15th March 2014

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Pinkpop 2014 Announce Headliners The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Metallica Plus Many More

Posted on 12 March 2014

Pinkpop 2014 Announce Headliners The Rolling Stones,  Arctic Monkeys, Metallica Plus Many More

Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-Headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Posted on 11 March 2014

Leeds & Reading Festival 2014 Announce Amazing Co-headliners Queens Of The Stone Age & Paramore Plus 48 More Across All Stages

Tame Impala, Bombay Bicycle Club, Scroobius Pip, Hall & Oates & Many More Added To Latitude 2014 Bill

Posted on 05 February 2014

Tame Impala, Bombay Bicycle Club, Scroobius Pip, Hall & Oates & Many More Added To Latitude 2014 Bill

Pre-Order Bombay Bicycle Club's New Album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' Album To Be Released On February 4th 2014

Posted on 08 January 2014

Pre-order Bombay Bicycle Club's New Album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' Album To Be Released On February 4th 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me Single Review


Having been releasing albums every year since 2009, Bombay Bicycle Club have left fans somewhat surprised by the significantly longer wait for their fourth album, 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. Nonetheless, the first single from it, 'Carry Me', has proved to be worth the wait.

Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me Single Review

The London quartet continues with their slightly chaotic, tinny synth tones that are prominent in many of their songs in 'Carry Me', with the contrast of a heavy, drum-led rhythm that almost reminds one of a military parade - a feeling made more resonant by the rigid, uniform style of drumming that the band take up in the video. While combining order with disorder, there's something jarringly unpleasant about it; a feeling of restlessness which poses another contrast against the drawn out, haunting but tranquil, echoed vocals. 

Considering there's so little in the way of lyrics, it's still a good four-and-a-half minutes long. It feels like a lot of time has gone into its structure, with the tune rising and falling at appropriate moments and the catchiest hooks being repeated intermittently for maximum listening retention. It doesn't necessarily go on too long, but as an engaged listener it does start to feel a little as though it's been stretched out longer than necessary. Nonetheless, an enjoyable listen from a band who, after eight years of making great music, clearly understand their strengths as musicians.

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