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Bombay Bicycle Club and Holly Humberstone share acoustic version of ‘Diving’

The new version will be available to stream from this Friday.

Photo: Dave Tree

Bombay Bicycle Club have offered up ‘Diving’, another cut from their forthcoming new album ‘My Big Day’, which doubles as their collaboration with Holly Humberstone.

“’Diving’ is a song about that summer you have when you’re 15, the memory of which conjures up such a unique feeling,” the band’s Jack Steadman has said, of the new track. “You’re discovering everything for the first time and the world seems as scary and exhilarating as diving off a tall cliff into a lake.”

“Holly is the perfect fit for this song. Her music perfectly captures those feelings of early life, and her voice gives the whole song so much emotion.”

The track lands ahead of the release of their forthcoming sixth album - which also features appearances from the likes of Damon Albarn, Jay Som, and Nilüfer Yanya - on 20th October, and their upcoming Karaoke Tour dates.

As well as the original, the musicians have also shared an alternative acoustic version, which will be available to stream from Friday 4th August.

Watch the acoustic video for ‘Diving’ below.

Check out their upcoming live dates:

JULY
26 Project House, Leeds
27 Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
28 WOMAD, London
30 Low Festival, Benidorm

AUGUST
04 Apple Tree Garden Festival, Germany
19 Pukkelpop, Belgium
20 Lowlands, The Netherlands
22 London, Rough Trade (‘Karaoke Tour’)
23 Nottingham, Rough Trade (‘Karaoke Tour’)
24 Bristol, Rough Trade (‘Karaoke Tour’)

OCTOBER
17 Academy 2, Leicester (in association with Truck)
18 The Academy, Oxford (In association with Truck)
19 PRYZM, London (in association with Banquet Records)
20 Rough Trade East, London
21 Pier, Portsmouth (in association with Pie & Vinyl)
22 The Church, Marlborough (in association with Sound Knowledge) *Matinee acoustic performance
22 Marble Factory, Bristol (in association with Rough Trade)
23 The Empire, Coventry (in association with HMV)
24 Hangar 34, Liverpool (in association with Jacaranda Records)
25 Liquid Room, Edinburgh (in association with Assai Records)
26 Fat Sam’s, Dundee (in association with Assai Records)

NOVEMBER
13 Riviera, Madrid
14 Sala Apolo, Barcelona
16 Alcatraz, Milan
17 Tonhalle, Munich
18 Docks, Lausanne
19 Docks, Hamburg
21 Trabendo, Paris
22 Columbiahalle, Berlin
23 Progresja, Warsaw
25 De Roma, Antwerp
26 Live Music Hall, Cologne
27 Melkweg, Amsterdam
28 Melkweg, Amsterdam

Bombay Bicycle Club play Y Not (28th - 30th July), where DIY is a media partner. Head to the festival’s website for more info, and to buy tickets.

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