Bombay Bicycle Club have confirmed that they are currently in the studio recording a brand new album.
The band announced their return to action earlier this year, bringing an end to a hiatus which began in 2015. In a statement to fans, BBC promised that new material would arise as a result of their reunion.
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And it now looks like the band are actively back in the studio making new music: taking to Instagram Stories yesterday (March 25), the band posted a snap of Jamie MacColl, drummer Suren de Saram and bassist Ed Nash at work. You can see the image in question here.
In a tweet, the band Dolly and the Dinosaur also appeared to confirm that Bombay Bicycle Club are currently recording new music at Konk Studios in London.
5 weeks since we did our ep and Bombay Bicycle Club are now recording their new album in the same room, as if?
— DOLLY AND THE DINOSAUR (@datd_band) March 26, 2019
— DOLLY AND THE DINOSAUR (@datd_band) February 19, 2019
The next Bombay Bicycle Club record will be their first since ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’, which came out in February 2014.
The four-piece will headline Wilderness Festival in August, and recently confirmed details of their first headline show since ending their hiatus.
The aforementioned statement from Bombay Bicycle Club reads: “Since late last year we’ve been getting back into the swing of playing music together. We were initially a little rusty but also nostalgic playing songs that have been around since we were teenagers. More than anything it just felt great to be in the same room playing again. It made us realise what a good thing we have and has given us renewed energy and enthusiasm for the future.
The joy we were getting out of playing the old songs seemed to naturally lead us onto working on new material, so we’re becoming immersed in that as we speak. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we have something new for you guys to hear.”