Bombay Bicycle Club One Off Show in Bournemouth
When you think of Bournemouth, you used to think of smart beaches, ice cream,sticks of rock, saucy postcards summer holidays and a beach with a twist. Maybe throw in a few old folk and that was it. Then it turned to stag and hen crazy, with the town going a bit mad in the summer season. Now the life has stepped up another notch, with the news today that Bombay Bicycle Club or BBC are playing a one-off show on the south coast.
Following the release of this year’s ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’, Bombay Bicycle Club are set to play a special one-off show on Thursday 23rd August at O2 Academy Bournemouth.
Formed at school in north London in 2006, the band won a competition to play at that year’s V Festival, released two EPs the next year and wrote their debut album, ‘I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose’, while still at school. It came out in 2009 and went gold. 2010 saw the band take a left-turn with the folk-influenced ‘Flaws’, which included covers of Joanna Newsom and John Martyn.
There are few things in music more exhilarating than the sound of a young band in a hurry. Velocity, hunger, surprise: these are the qualities that keep a band interesting. Bombay Bicycle Club’s third album in as many years reminds you there was a time when new bands put out a record every year or so, each one expanding their territory and making listeners reassess their assumptions. As its title promises, ‘A Different Kind of Fix’ is not at all what you’d expect. It is the sound of a band throwing the doors wide open and confounding all preconceptions. It is a giant step into adulthood: an intoxicating, enveloping record, which anchors its diverse inspirations in the warmth and dynamism of Jack Steadman’s songwriting. It draws the strands of ‘I Had the Blues’, ‘Flaws’ and Jack’s solo instrumentals into a panoramic picture of what this band is capable of. It is a watershed for the band: not just their best record yet, but a promise of still better to come.
To date the band have released four tracks from the album, each being received with open arms by adoring fans. The band welcomed 2012 by releasing second single ‘Leave It’ in January before ‘How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep’ dropped in June. The final single ‘Beg’ was originally a bonus track on the digital version of the album – it was released in July after the song had amazing response from fans at live shows.
Bombay Bicycle Club will play O2 Academy Bournemouth on Thursday 23rd August with support coming from Lucy Rose.