Bombay Bicycle Club have announced plans to take an extended break, stating that they are all pursuing solo projects after spending 10 years as a band.
The group issued a statement via social media earlier today (January 29) which stressed that they have not split up, but that they will be taking time out and have no immediate plans to record new music together.
Instead, frontman Jack Steadman and bass play Ed Nash are both recording solo albums and Jamie MacColl is returning to university to study for a degree. Drummer Suren De Saram is available as a session musician.
“After ten years of doing this we thought it was time for all of us to try something else,” the band said in a statment. “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.”
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— Bombay Bicycle Club (@BombayBicycle) January 29, 2016
Bombay Bicycle Club played their last London gig at London’s Earls Court Arena in 2014. The gig saw them joined on Stage by Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour.
The band first came to prominence after winning a slot on 2006’s V Festival through Channel 4’s Road To V. They subsequently released two EPs and their debut single ‘Evening/Morning’.
Bombay Bicycle Club released their fourth album, ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’, in 2014. The album went straight to Number One in the Official UK Album Chart and followed ‘Flaws’, ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’ and 2009 debut ‘I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose’.