Band tell NME they've ditched acoustics for third album

Bombay Bicycle Club have spoken about returning to recording electrically for their third album.

Singer Jack Steadman, speaking in the new issue of NME, said “the acoustic stuff was always going to be on the side.”

Despite the success of 2010 acoustic effort ‘Flaws’, Steadman said the band are desperate to get back to recording electrically, as they did on their 2009 debut ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’.

“Everyone is excited about going back and plugging in,” he said. “We’re all dying to do it because we miss it so much.”

The band told NME they have around eight songs they’re completely happy with so far, and are hoping to release the album in June.

Bombay Bicycle Club are in the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands now or available digitally.

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