Bombay Bicycle Club are very pleased to share a new single, their first new music since 2014’s number one selling, Mercury Music Prize nominated fourth album, “So Long, See You Tomorrow”.
The pulsating, euphoric ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ is streaming now. It encapsulates all the ingredients that made this exciting British band so popular before heading on an extended hiatus having sold out a triumphant London Earls Court show back in 2014. Recorded at London’s KONK Studio with producer John Congleton, it’s a song heavy of both melody and rhythm, and acts as a tantalising re-introduction to Bombay Bicycle Club whilst they work on a new full-length record. Further details of that will be announced soon.
It’s been an exciting and very encouraging return for the band so far: their January video teaser announcing they were working on new music sparked an online frenzy that found their name trending on social media. That was followed by the news that the band would make their live return with a headline set at Wilderness Festival, and a New York show for September which sold so rapidly that they built a full US tour around it. Then earlier this summer, Bombay Bicycle Club commemorated the 10th anniversary of their frenetic debut album, “I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose” by announcing a handful of shows, all of which sold out in seconds, including a night at London’s Brixton Academy on the 8th November.
A very welcome return then, for a band who have not lost their innate ear for melody nor their ability to make interesting, inventive guitar-led pop music sound so effortless and exciting.
Bombay Bicycle Club are also very pleased to announce details of their fifth album set for release in January 2020.
“Everything Else Has Gone Wrong” will be released on the 17th January through Caroline International/Island Records. It is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the British band’s acclaimed number 1 charting, Mercury Music Prize nominated fourth album, ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ released back in 2014.
The band said: “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 signalled their arrival as young teenagers. Rarely in recent years has there been a British guitar band who have the craft and ability to avoid categorisation whilst uniting hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe. With an innate ear for melody and invention, the four-piece are a very welcome return to the fold just as British guitar music makes a timely renaissance.
To coincide with the new album’s announcement, Bombay Bicycle Club are also excited to share a thirteen date UK and Ireland headline tour which immediately follows its release. Support comes from The Big Moon and Liz Lawrence.
“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”, says Jack.
The shows kick off on the 20th January at Cambridge Corn Exchange and wrap up at Ulster Hall in Belfast in February. The run includes a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on the 7th February. Early-access presale tickets are available to those who pre-order the album by 5pm on the 10th September and the shows go on general sale from 10am on the 13th September from HERE
As previously announced, Bombay Bicycle Club will follow their recent live return at Wilderness Festival with a tour of the US in September and October, ahead of a handful of UK shows to celebrate ten years of their debut album, “I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose”. These shows, including a return to Brixton Academy, sold out in seconds.
Pre-order Everything Else Has Gone Wrong HERE
Bombay Bicycle Club Live:
‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’ 10 Year Celebration Shows
4th November – Eventim Apollo, Liverpool SOLD OUT
5th November – Caird Hall, Dundee
6th November – Rock City, Nottingham SOLD OUT
7th November – Pavilion, Bath SOLD OUT
8th November – O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong Tour 2020 *NEW DATES* <TICKETS>
20th January – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
21st January – Academy, Bournemouth
23rd January – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
24th January – University SU Great Hall, Cardiff
25th January – Academy, Leeds
27th January – Academy, Newcastle
28th January – Barrowland, Glasgow
31st January – Academy, Birmingham
1st February – The Centre, Brighton
3rd February – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
7th February – Alexandra Palace, London
10th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
12th February – Ulster Hall, Belfast