Bombay Bicycle Club are one of those bands who happen to have a number of album releases under their belt and you had no idea they were so prolific! The North London band will be releasing their fourth album in five years in February 2014, which shows their dedication and work ethic when you factor in touring, promotion for each album and the general writing and creative process of coming up with quality music each time!
The first single, Carry Me steps outside of their previously mellow box. It is filled with explosive energy and makes you rethink what you thought this band sounds like. The band collaborated with award-winning creative company Powster to deliver a world first interactive music video, which you can interact with below! The innovative video reflects the album artwork, paying homage to the great Eadweard Muybridge, known for his pioneering work with stop-motion photography; this echoes the theme of continuity, which the album is subtly based around.
‘I feel like we’ve found the balance between making it interesting and intelligent, but also not highbrow or elitist’ says Jack Steadman, noting the band specifically took longer to craft this album. He wrote the record while travelling through India, Turkey and Tokyo as well as the UK and the Netherlands; you can really hear the influence of all the different cultures and their native genres among the beautifully crafted songs on this hugely ambitious record. I can’t wait to hear what this new album sounds like – I really have no idea what it has in store for us after hearing the first single!