Over the next 11 weeks I’ll dig deep into the 2014 Coachella Music Festival lineup, featuring one band per day. The purpose of this piece is to assist in difficult decisions that inevitably you’ll need to make, as well as, serve as a fun countdown to Coachella Week. Note: All bands appear in a completely random order… Enjoy, and let the countdown continue!
Day 41 = Bombay Bicycle Club
Performing = Saturday
Bombay Bicycle Club are an alternative rock band that formed in 2006 in London. The underrated British band is named after a restaurant chain that was popular in the nineties that was known for their Indian cuisine. Raise your hand if you’ve eaten
at a Bombay Bicycle Club, I like making people raise their hand for dumb shit like that. Could be worse I guess, the band was originally known as The Canal.
The Crouch End based band has released four studio albums in the last six years . Yes America, there’s more than just the “Shuffle” song. Their debut album I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose was so well-received in the U.K. that the band was named by NME as the Best New Band, beating out The xx, The Big Pink and Mumford and Sons for the award. The all acoustic sophomore release Flaws was nominated for The Ivors (British songwriting and composing) Album Of The Year. In 2011 the band release their break-through album in the United States, A Different Kind Of Fix. The catchy single “Shuffle” was in heavy rotation on alt-radio for much of 2012, and the album produced other singles such as “Lights Out, Words Gone” and “How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep.”
One month ago the band released their fourth studio album So Long, See You Tomorrow. The lead single “Carry Me” can be viewed below. Recently Bombay Bicyclr Club dropped the follow-up single “Luna.”
The quartet plays a melodic guitar oriented indie rock, but has also dabbled in folk, electronic and acoustic rock. If I was a betting man, I would say they’ll end up where most lesser known British bands end up… In the Mojave at 3pm.
Visit the Bombay Bicycle Club website here: