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Friday 06 September 2019

Bombay Bicycle Club's Three-Year Hiatus Ends With New Album & Date @ The Brighton Centre

"This is an album for anyone who's ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political. It's about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music when everything else has gone wrong. It's about finding kernels of hope and renewal in dire situations."

Bombay Bicycle Club have continued to grow, develop and evolve since the release of their debut album, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, back in 2009 when they signaled their arrival as young teenagers. 

The band will be releasing their fifth album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, next year.

It was back in January 2016, the four members announced that they would pursue solo projects. 

Ed Nash recorded music under the name Toothless, and released his debut album in early 2017.

Frontman Jack Steadman, under the name Mr Jukes, released his debut album in 2017.

In January 2019, Bombay Bicycle Club announced their return to making new music and performing live after the three-year hiatus: 


"Since late last year we've been getting back into the swing of playing music together. 

"More than anything it just felt great to be in the same room playing again. 

"It made us realise what a good thing we have and has given us renewed energy and enthusiasm for the future."

Jack is fired up by the band's return to the live stage (including a one-off date at the Brighton Centre, next year: 

"Playing together again is such an unexpected surprise for the four of us and yet from the first moment we started rehearsing it felt as natural as if we'd played a show the night before.  

"We feel a freshness playing live and in the studio that I think can only come from having taken a step back and now we just want to play these new songs to as many people in as many countries as we can"

Bombay Bicycle Club play The Brighton Centre on Saturday 1st February 2020. CLICK HERE for more details. 

by: Mike Cobley




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