BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB REVEAL INTIMATE NEW SINGLE ‘TURN THE WORLD ON’
+ MY BIG DAY OUT 20 OCTOBER 2023
‘Turn The World On‘ was penned as an intimate reflection on frontman Jack Steadman’s experience becoming a parent for the first time and the hopefulness of youth. The new single is reminiscent of Bombay Bicycle Club’s 2010 record, Flaws, in it’s folk sensibilities and a breezy melody, but with a maturity and refinement indicative of a band creating their best work to date.
Bombay Bicycle Club have been writing songs for Saturday nights and songs for Sunday mornings since their mid-teens. To to this day the band remain one of the most inventive, insistent and, arguably, influential British guitar bands of the past generation says much to their powers of reinvention. But it also speaks to the band’s effortless ear for a melody and the masters of its deployment.
Heading back to the band’s studio in London, Bombay Bicycle Club have lovingly crafted album six – My Big Day – set for release on 20 October 2023. It’s a powerful, expansive body of work, replete with an irrepressible dose of joy too. Whilst the guests came and went as they pleased, the band posited themselves on both sides of the glass for this record, with frontman Jack Steadman manning the production chair for most of the record and mixed by Dave Fridmann (renowned for his work with The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT, HAIM).
From exciting new faces to global legends – few artists are held in such high regard and can pull in such varied, impressive names, writing music that appeals to the likes of Damon Albarn, Jay Som, Nilüfer Yanya and Holly Humberstone who all lend their voices to the record, with a fifth special guest to be announced very soon. Their broad range of appeal speaks to an eclecticism that also enables them to fit easily on festival line-ups with audiences as diverse as Reading & Leeds and Womad – only a few weeks ago the band played a secret surprise set at Reading Festival on the Radio One Dance Stage, and also took their magical live show to Belgium’s Pukkelpop and The Netherlands Lowlands Festival.
Over their 15 year career, the band have proven time and time again their mainstream appeal and a lasting impact on mainstream culture, with 4 albums Top 10 in the UK album chart including a #1 with So Long, See You Tomorrow, Mercury Prize nominations, Ivor Novello Album Awards, consistent singles playlisted on BBC Radio One, and recent sold out shows at Crystal Palace Bowl, two nights at Alexandra Palace, and headline appearances at All Points East & Latitude Festival.
My Big Day Tracklist:
1. Just A Little More Time
3. Sleepless (feat. Jay Som)
4. My Big Day
6. Meditate (feat. Nilüfer Yanya)
7. Rural Radio Predicts The Rapture
8. Heaven (feat. Damon Albarn)
9. Tekken 2 (feat. Special Guest)
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