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Bombay Bicycle Club confirm hiatus, solo projects

By | Published on Monday 1 February 2016

Bombay Bicycle Club

If you are one of those people who’s been going around saying Bombay Bicycle Club had split up, well, you should get yourself a big mop to clean up all that egg on your face.

But if you are one of those people who’s been going around saying Bombay Bicycle Club are on hiatus, many congratulations, have an extra egg for tea. If you are one of those people who couldn’t really care less what Bombay Bicycle Club are up to, then why are you reading this article? Life is short and there really isn’t time to be reading news stories about bands in which you have no interest. Sort your life out mate. Maybe eat a hard boiled egg.

Anyway, Bombay Bicycle Club posted an update to the socials last week confirming that there are currently no plans for a follow up to their 2014 album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’. Though they may see you soon (albeit not tomorrow) via various solo projects.

Wrote the band: “The four of us wanted to fill you in on what is happening with the band at the moment. Right now we aren’t working on any new music and don’t have plans to do so any time soon. We aren’t breaking up, but after ten years of doing this – and it being the only thing we’ve known since the age of sixteen – we thought it was time for all of us to try something else. For a band that has been together for such a long time, we are all still incredibly close and probably get on even better than we did when we started the band”.

As for the future projects, the note went on: “Fortunately, you won’t have to wait too long for new music from us: Jack and Ed are both working on their own respective albums – they are different but equally exciting. Jamie has just made a documentary for Radio 1 about protest songs; returned to university; and is attempting to take over the world of music management. Suren is playing drums for anyone who is lucky enough to be able to get him, while we also expect a solo jazz album from him at some point – we’re assuming vibraphone interpretations of classic grime tracks, or some variation on that theme”.

Hmm, actually, I’d quite like some vibraphone interpretations of classic grime tracks. Anyway, that’s all exciting, isn’t it? If you like Bombay Bicycle Club. And if you don’t, I really don’t know why you’re still reading this.