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Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long See You Tomorrow

Laura Lloyd


This London based indie foursome have never been one to shy away from an album release, especially during 2009-2011 which saw them cemented in the charts with the release of a new album each year. Now, after a small, but seemingly long gap in Bombay Bicycle Club terms, the band is back with new 10 track album So Long, See You Tomorrow.

The album gets off to a flying start with track Overdone gently filling the air with a sound which has a somewhat oriental feel, with a special effects keyboard pitted alongside angelic harmonies, which are commonplace on all Bombay Bicycle Club albums. The song lasts around four minutes and is a delightful taste of what the rest of the album has to offer.

Third track on the album Carry Me is an assault on the ears with its thrashing symbols, thunderous percussion and vigorous hand clapping paired together with the airy voice of lead singer, Jack Steadman. The continuous electronic feel of the song would not seem alien in a night club and provides just the right beat to make you instinctively move along to the track.

Already released single Luna is silky smooth with beautiful lyrics. Few bands are able to pull off imagery but this track cocoons vivid images of summer and the anticipated excitement felt when summertime turns out to be everything you had wished for. The three minute long romanticised hit still remains catchy and buoyant and, with Steadman’s delivery, it steers well clear from a cheesy love song label. Eyes off You is a slow and emotional piano ballad capturing the emotions of being blinded by love and is one of the only slower songs on the album which helps to sharply define the diversity that this band hold.

So Long, See You Tomorrow is certainly a worthwhile investment for 2014 and if already released singles Carry Me and Luna are anything to go by then it’s clear that Bombay Bicycle Club are rapidly approaching the peak of their musical career and could easily be appointed as one of the best bands to come out of the UK.