Bombay Bicycle Club, North London’s most prolific and underrated band, this morning unveiled details of their fourth album in five years due out on February 4th through Vagrant Records. This album looks to break exciting new ground yet again for a band that are effortlessly diversifying and innovating at an astonishing rate. ‘I feel like we’ve found the balance between making it interesting and intelligent, but also not highbrow or elitist’ says Jack Steadman, noting the band specifically took longer to craft this album. He wrote the record while travelling through India, Turkey and Tokyo as well as the UK and the Netherlands; you can really hear the influence of all the different cultures and their native genres among the beautifully crafted songs on this hugely ambitious record. The album was produced by Jack in the band’s studio in London, making it their most personal record to date. There was always purpose from the beginning to bring everything together for this album, to tell a story from the first track through to the finale with everything interconnecting as a complete body of work. ‘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. They called in Mark Rankin (in top form having recently mixed QOTSA ‘…Like Clockwork’ and AlunaGeorge ‘Body Music’) to help record and mix the album. The album also features familiar vocal contribution from Lucy Rose as well as impressive newcomer Rae Morris.
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