Bombay Bicycle Club are very pleased to announce details of their new live album, ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose – Live At Brixton’. The album was recorded on 8th November 2019 at the band’s sold out Brixton Academy show, celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album. It will be released on 11th December via Mmm… Records + Caroline International.
The live album follows the release of the band’s fifth studio album, ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ earlier this year. The album peaked at #4 on the UK album chart and garnered widespread acclaim from fans and critics alike. Its release was due to be followed by an extensive European and North American headline tour and numerous festival headline appearances. The new live album acts as a timely gift to their fans and a fine celebration of the power and togetherness of live music.
Speaking about the release, the band say, “This time last year – in the good old days when live music was possible – we played a handful of shows around the UK to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our debut album, ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose.’
“This tour finished on a Friday night at Brixton Academy in London, and we took the decision to record the show that evening.
“This was a particularly special night for us in any case – seriously a show that we’ll all remember forever – and especially considering what’s happened since, we’re grateful we have a memory like this to keep us all going until live music can resume.”
‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose – Live At Brixton’ will be available digitally, on vinyl and CD and as a double LP, which includes the original studio album as well as the live recording.
Upon its release in 2009, ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’ was met with acclaim and cemented a barely-out-of-school Bombay Bicycle Club as key players in a thriving indie music scene; an unpredictable new act and a rapidly rising one too. Its second single, ‘Always Like This’ is still an undeniable live favourite and slots into their set throughout those ten short years. The album’s youthful vitality and thoughtful takes on life as an ’00s teenager have continued to enchant new audiences as the band’s career has flourished, and stayed with day one fans as they’ve grown up alongside the band.
Today, ‘I Had The Blues…’ is celebrated as some of the band’s most beloved work and the beginning of a remarkable career.