In this week’s NME magazine, Bombay Bicycle Club tell us all about their forthcoming new album. Inspired by travels to Holland, Turkey and India, Bombay Bicycle Club’s daring fourth LP will be world music, their way. Enjoy some exclusive shots of them during the recording.
“I feel like we’ve found the balance between making it interesting and intelligent, but also not highbrow or elitist,” says frontman Jack Steadman about the release.
The album was produced by Jack in the band’s own studio in London, suggesting it could be their most personal record to date.
“The whole creation process was a really honest one. Jack’s not afraid of us saying a part or lyric doesn’t work so we were able to all be very involved at every level,” says guitarist Jamie MacColl.
“I think in terms of the album, there’s a romantic side of it,” says Jack. “There’s a relationship that always seems like it’s in the lurch and ending, but it prevails nonetheless.”
Jamie adds: “I do think it ties into our lack of cynicism, though. More than on any of our other albums, there is a feeling of hopefulness.”
They released their first album ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’ in 2008 and shortly afterwards won the NME New Band Award. They followed this up midway through 2010 with ‘Flaws’, which was nominated for an Ivor Novello. Their most recent album, ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’, was released in August 2011
The album is due out on February 3rd 2014 through Island Records, and lead single ‘Carry Me’ is available now. It’s accompanied by an interactive music video.