Bombay Bicycle Club To Play One Off Reading Festival Warm Up Gig At O2 Academy Bournemouth

Bombay Bicycle Club

Following the release of this year’s A Different Kind Of Fix, Bombay Bicycle Club are set to play a special one-off show on Thursday 23rd August at O2 Academy Bournemouth.

Formed at school in north London in 2006, the band won a competition to play at that year’s V festival, released two EPs the next year and wrote their debut album, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, while still at school. It came out in 2009 and went gold. 2010 saw the band take a left-turn with the folk-influenced Flaws, which included covers of Joanna Newsom and John Martyn.

There are few things in music more exhilarating than the sound of a young band in a hurry. Velocity, hunger, surprise: these are the qualities that keep a band interesting. Bombay Bicycle Club’s third album in as many years reminds you there was a time when new bands put out a record every year or so, each one expanding their territory and making listeners reassess their assumptions. As its title promises, A Different Kind of Fix is not at all what you’d expect. It is the sound of a band throwing the doors wide open and confounding all preconceptions. It is a giant step into adulthood: an intoxicating, enveloping record, which anchors its diverse inspirations in the warmth and dynamism of Jack Steadman’s songwriting. It draws the strands of I Had the Blues, Flaws and Jack’s solo instrumentals into a panoramic picture of what this band is capable of. It is a watershed for the band: not just their best record yet, but a promise of still better to come.

Bombay Bicycle Club

To date the band have released four tracks from the album, each being received with open arms by adoring fans. The band welcomed 2012 by releasing second single Leave It in January before How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep dropped in June. The final single Beg was originally a bonus track on the digital version of the album – it was released in July after the song had amazing response from fans at live shows.

Bombay Bicycle Club will play O2 Academy Bournemouth on Thursday 23rd August with support coming from Lucy Rose.

Tickets are onsale now priced at £13.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available from or


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