Bombay Bicycle Club

So long, see you tomorrow

Samantha Eynon

 

This is the fourth offering from the four piece, hailing from London. They didn’t waste any time with their first three albums, releasing them all withn a three year time span. Within these three years their sound hopped about all over the place, seeing them dipping their toes into folk, pop-punk, math rock and indie. Each album had strong songs on, but seemed to run out of steam before the end. However, it feels like they’ve really hit their stride with this one.

Pairing Jack Steadman’s vunerable, croaky voice, with riffs and sweeping electronica. Steadman says that the music on this album is like a return to the music he was making in his bedroom before forming Bombay Bicycle Club. Perhaps this is why it seems like a much better fit. This can also be explained by the fact that it is the only album to be produced fully with a band member, with Steadman over seeing proceedings with the help of Mark Rankin. 

The album takes influences from world music, especially evident on Luna and Feel, and as with many recent indie/pop albums (Fun. , Arctic Monkeys) there is also more than a nod to RnB stylings on songs like Home By Now.

The album benefits greatly from guest vocals by Lucy Rose and Rae Morris. The female vocals seem to lift the songs beautifully.

Sounds like: Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, Local Natives

Stand out Track: Luna

Rating: 8/10

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