Bombay Bicycle Club confirm they’re working on new music

'It just takes a while for us to think about what's going to happen with it,' Jack Steadman says

Bombay Bicycle Club are working on a follow-up to 2014’s ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ album, singer Jack Steadman has confirmed.

The band, who received the Album Award at the Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday (May 21), stated that there is no release date or schedule to start recording the album.

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“There’s music being written, but it just takes a while for us to think about what’s going to happen with it,” Steadman told Digital Spy. “We’re kind of really relaxed in that sense. We would never set a date to start working on a record. I think we’ve been fairly prolific up until now.”

Guitarist Jamie MacColl added: “We gave [fans] four albums within five years, which is more than most,” with Steadman concluding: “I think they understand that we’re going to have a little relax now”.

Bombay Bicycle Club will headline a new East London festival called Citadel on July 19.

The festival, which is put on by Wilderness, indie label Communion, Superfly, promoters Soundcrash and Time Out will take place in London’s Victoria Park.

A press release from the festival added that it will also “host some of the city’s gastronomic leaders crafting a series of long table Sunday dining experiences whilst Secret Productions’ Sunday Papers Live team will host a tent of captivating literary talks, spoken word and debates”.

“We’re so excited about this one – great to have Bombay Bicycle Club alongside us and we’re booking some of our personal favourites to join us on the bill,” Ben Howard said in a statement, adding that it was “going to be a special day.” The singer-songwriter is due to tour the UK in April and went straight to Number One with his album ‘I Forget Where We Were’ last year.

The festival will be Bombay Bicycle Club’s only London performance of 2015 following the band’s Earls Court gig last December – when they were joined on Stage by Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour. Lead guitarist Jamie MacColl said: “We’re really looking forward to hosting a day of brilliant music (and hopefully sunshine!) with our friend Ben Howard.”