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Bombay Bicycle Club announce first album since 2014

By | Published on Wednesday 4 September 2019

Bombay Bicycle Club

Having announced their return at the beginning of the year, Bombay Bicycle Club have revealed that they will release their fifth studio album, ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’, in January.

Referencing the record’s doom-laden title, the band say: “This is an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political. It’s about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music when everything else has gone wrong. It’s about finding kernels of hope and renewal in dire situations”.

The album, produced by John Congleton, is the band’s first since 2014’s ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’. The LP announcement comes accompanied by the video for new single ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’. They have also announced new UK tour dates, in addition to those they’re about to embark upon later this month.

“Playing together again is such an unexpected surprise for the four of us”, says frontman Jack Steadman of recent shows. “And yet from the first moment we started rehearsing it felt as natural as if we’d played a show the night before. We feel a freshness playing live and in the studio that I think can only come from having taken a step back and now we just want to play these new songs to as many people in as many countries as we can”.

Here are the new UK dates:

20 Jan: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
21 Jan: Bournemouth, Academy
23 Jan: Leicester, De Montfort Hall
24 Jan: Cardiff, Students Union Great Hall
25 Jan: Leeds, Academy
27 Jan: Newcastle, Academy
28 Jan: Glasgow, Barrowland
31 Jan: Birmingham, Academy
1 Feb: Brighton Centre
3 Feb: Manchester, Victoria Warehouse
7 Feb: London, Alexandra Palace
10 Feb: Dublin, Vicar Street
12 Feb: Belfast, Ulster Hall