Latitude 2014

Bombay Bicycle Club grace the Obelisk Arena at Latitude 2014

​The London band warm up the crowd ahead of Damon Albarn’s Saturday night headlining set.

Bombay Bicycle Club may only have been a band for a fraction of the time that this evening’s headliner has been delving in and out of musical forays, but that’s not to say they’re not completely prepared for their main stage appearance. With four albums now firmly tucked under their belt, the London band have spent the last five years proving their worth on festival bills across the world. Judging by the huge crowd gathered this sunny evening, their hard work has been more than paying off.

Steering their audience through the highlights of their musical journey so far, Jack Steadman and co. spend their evening set effortlessly blending together their discography, spanning everything from first album cut ‘Morning/Evening’ to present single ‘Come To’. Illustrating their fondness for multiple instrumentation, there’s a lushness to their sound that matches the mood of the sunny early evening perfectly, and it only gets better as the set continues and the sun begins to lower in the sky.

Bringing on a selection of brass to join the core group, they showcase a broader side to their talents, and give tracks from their latest ‘around-the-world’-inspired record ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ the airing they really deserve. By the time that they reach their wonderful ‘Carry Me’, there’s something affirming in the air, making it the perfect lead-in for tonight’s headliner. A job well done, boys.

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