Brilliant first gig from @EdNash and @therealrennyd as @toothlessband last night https://t.co/S7hPjHtHSZ
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.
With their fourth album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' at our fingertips, Bombay Bicycle Club have really set the bar sky high with another curve on their ever-changing music. Frontman Jack Steadman's travels across India have certainly opened his mind to new possibilities for the group's music, incorporating Bollywood samples into their first self-produced compilation; a jaw-dropper that has unsurprisingly become their first number one.
'So Long, See You Tomorrow' is something unlike anything they have previously done with strong inspiration taken from Indian culture. It's ironically new territory given how they are so named. From the very first track, the listener is hooked by the catchy choruses and the perfect rhythm for dancing. Opener 'Overdone' gives the best impression of what is to come; clever, captivating and soon to be your favourite song. The next track, 'It's Alright Now', effortlessly continues that sugary flavour, and it's on this particular number that vocalist Jack Steadman's voice is at its most flattering. His voice is unusual but very striking, and it complements the pace and lyrics of each track better than the last. Memorable still, 'Carry Me' really takes you off guard with its quick beats and the mesmerising echoes of guest vocalist Lucy Rose. The repetition of the lyrics "you carry me" give the song a purpose, aided by the feminine harmonies. Similarly, 'Whenever, Wherever' is a track with sweet intentions. It touches upon the concept of love, using repetition of "whenever you want it, wherever you want it" along with beautifully toned vocals, to give an easy enjoyable experience for your ears.
In contrast to these showstoppers, 'Home By Now' charmingly slows things down, while 'Luna' throws in a curveball with the largest dose of Indian inspiration yet and utilises fantastic input from second guest singer Rae Morris. The tracks seem to swerve in and out of this ethnic input, giving it some nice variation. 'Feel' wanders down the same road with its sample from Bollywood movie 'Nagin', the upbeat vibe refreshing and innovative. It is a hidden gem within the album: unique, attractive and totally fresh.
Continue reading: Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow Album Review
The British chart toppers questioned U2's thought processes behind the joint rollout with Apple's new iPhone back in September.
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.”
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.
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
The nominations are out, but which of the twelve nominees stands the best chance of winning?
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.
Continue reading: Our Guide To This Year's Mercury Music Prize Nominations
Bombay Bicycle Club singer Jack Steadman had his first ever driving experience in Turkey while he was writing the band's Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominated album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'.
Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman drove his first car in Turkey while he was writing the band's latest album.
The group's LP 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' has been nominated for the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize and Jack has revealed while he was writing the songs for the record in Turkey he was made to have an impromptu driving lesson by his friend who was shocked he couldn't drive a car.
Speaking at the nominations announcement at The Hospital Club in London on Wednesday night (10.09.14), he told BANG Showbiz: ''I had so many first experiences making the record, it was the first time I ever drove a car.
Continue reading: Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Got Driving Thrill In Turkey
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.
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.
Continue reading: Leeds Festival 2014 - Preview
With great food, a healthy atmosphere and a short but 'sweet' line-up, Sweetlife 2014 is not worth missing.
Billed as 'a music and food festival', Sweetlife 2014 is set to offer the best of both with their single day event this weekend (May 10th 2014) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.
With the grand setting of masses of surrounding forestland, Sweetlife has developed into a much-loved annual party since its inception in 2010 when it was simply a small event held outside the Sweetgreen food destination in Dupont, Washington DC. And yet, it has maintained its solid ethics of green living and healthy eating, enforcing this with offers of local produce and green set-ups such as solar powered stages, composting waste disposal and recycling units. To make it even better, all proceeds from the event go to a very worthy charitable cause!
Continue reading: Lana Del Rey And Foster The People Headline Sweetlife 2014 This Weekend!
Brilliant first gig from @EdNash and @therealrennyd as @toothlessband last night https://t.co/S7hPjHtHSZ
RT @jamiemaccoll: I’m doing a set in Murcia (Spain) tonight at Sala Rem from 4-6 — first time here so come say hi!
RT @ochoymedioclub: Viernes 15 Abril - JAMIE MACCOLL (BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB) DJ SET + Ochoymedio Djs. Apúntate ya! https://t.co/2u1K6rRVPl ht…
RT @jamiemaccoll: .@BBCR1 replayed my documentary about protest music last week -- you can listen here https://t.co/7zbgbOR145
RT @toothlessband: I'm pleased to present the video for Terra. If anyone can work out what's going on please let me know ✨🌬👴🏻💦 https://t.c…
RT @BBCR1Fans_: Now on @BBCR1: Radio 1 & 1Xtra's Stories, 'Is Protest Music Dead?' with @jamiemaccoll from @BombayBicycle
RT @toothlessband: If you want to d/l or stream Terra, it’s here https://t.co/uanLhUgCsP. You can order the 7”/tickets to the Ldn show http…
@therealrennyd why have you capitalised smash?
RT @jamiemaccoll: My bandmates aren’t as proficient at shameless self-promotion as me, so go listen to Ed's new project @toothlessband http…
RT @zanelowe: Today's #WorldFirst is @toothlessband "Terra" aka Ed from @BombayBicycle 🌏☝🏼listen here https://t.co/U3ivaNuNSy https://t.co/…
cheers ed nash #toothless @toothlessband https://t.co/TvVNp8cHPp
RT @zanelowe: Who is @toothlessband? // Next // @Beats1 https://t.co/wSDiK7whxG #WorldFirst
RT @toothlessband: Listen here to the first play of Terra from 4PM GMT/12PM EDT/9AMPDT https://t.co/sqX1hOZmlw @zanelowe @Beats1 https://t…
RT @toothlessband: Tuesday March 22. 4PM GMT/12PM EDT/9AM PDT @ZaneLowe @Beats1 https://t.co/BGToxGGADX
Blown away by the talent coming out of the @AmnestyUK youth groups. It was an inspiring day working with them!- JS https://t.co/ipsA6CUy1d
RT @CashandDavid: So made up2have our nu choon 'alright now' premiering as track of the day!!! ❤️@bestfitmusic❤️ https://t.co/aqjbuejjcw
RT @jamiemaccoll: I had a chat with @LionBabe for @BazaarUK about their new album (and other very interesting stuff) https://t.co/suasQRJN61
RT @jamiemaccoll: And @therealrennyd is of course the finest musician I know. I feel embarrassed even attempting to keep up with him.
RT @jamiemaccoll: I also want to emphasise how excited I am about @EdNash's project. His album is going to surprise a lot of people.
RT @jamiemaccoll: Thanks for all the kind words. I was just at Jack's studio-- his album is going to be something special. https://t.co/3h…