Bombay Bicycle Club have shared their long-awaited comeback single ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’. Stream it below.
The London quartet, who released their last album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ in 2014, have been on a hiatus for the past five years with various band members pursuing their own projects. These include frontman Jack Steadman’s solo work as Mr Jukes and bassist Ed Nash’s band Toothless.
Appearing on BBC Radio 1’s Future Sounds show tonight (August 27), the band premiered a new track. Speaking to DJ Annie Mac, the London outfit said that ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake…’ contains “one of the best riffs” they’ve written and signalled a “back-to-basics” approach to penning new material.
“We’re going away next week to finish the rest of our record, so it’ll be out next year,” the band revealed of their plans for album five.
Fans were previously teased with a snippet of the fuzzy, 8 bit-inspired new song via the band’s Instagram. The group captioned the clip with: “It’s our first single in five years. The four of us have had an incredible summer performing again, but we’re feeling particularly excited at the thought of releasing new music. So long, see you tomorrow.”
‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ follows a summer of shows, including Islington’s Assembly Hall, despite no new music being officially released at the time.
They later announced that they will play their 2009 debut ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’ in full at five venues across the UK in November to mark the record’s 10th anniversary. See dates below.
4 – Eventim Apollo, Liverpool
5 – Cairn Hall, Dundee
6 – Rock City, Nottingham
7 – Bath Pavillion, Bath
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
Support for the tour comes from Gengahr.