“In 2016, the UK was rocked by a seismic event… Bombay Bicycle Club went on indefinite hiatus.” So begins the tongue-in-cheek video for Bombay’s first track in five (FIVE!) years. Released today, the Louis Bhose-directed visuals for ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ show each of the guys - Jack Steadman, Ed Nash, Jamie MacColl and Suren de Saram - isolated and missing each other, building shrines dedicated to their fellow bandmates. “It is tongue-in-cheek but also converts how much we’ve missed making music together,” they said in a statement published on Twitter. We’re not crying, you’re crying.
And that’s not all! They’ve also confirmed that their brand new album (following 2014’s ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’) will be called ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ and will be released on 17th January 2020. “This is an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political,” the band say. “It’s about the solace once can get from listening to music or playing music when everything else in your life or the world has gone wrong. It’s about finding kernels of hope and renewal in dire situations.”
To celebrate the album release, they’ll be heading out on tour with The Big Moon and Liz Lawrence next year too! All details below. Welcome back Bombay, we missed ya.
Everything Else Has Gone Wrong Tour 2020
20 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
21 – Academy, Bournemouth
23 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
24 – University SU Great Hall, Cardiff
25 – Academy, Leeds
27 – Academy, Newcastle
28 – Barrowland, Glasgow
31 – Academy, Birmingham
01 – The Centre, Brighton
03 – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
07 – Alexandra Palace, London
10 – Vicar Street, Dublin
12 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
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For those who’ve held on in hope of their return, the rewards are fruitful.
It’s our last glimpse into their new record ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ before it drops on Friday (17th January).
Loads of exclusive shows will take place in London this February.
The track gets taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’.