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Bombay Bicycle Club: Everything Else Has Gone Wrong: Album review

Bombay Bicycle Club have been around for some years now.

Their debut album 'I Had the Blues But I Shook them Loose,' was released back in 2009 when they were all still just teenagers.

It's difficult to put them into one specific genre and the British four-piece outfit are constantly experimenting with different sounds.

Bombay Bicycle Club. Image supplied by Pomona PR. (28352730)
Bombay Bicycle Club. Image supplied by Pomona PR. (28352730)

Whilst their debut album was a little more edgier and indie sounding, this (their fifth album) takes on a more chilled out, other-worldly vibe. It's been long-awaited as their number one charting fourth album, which was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize, was released way back in 2014.

The newest release opens with the track 'Get Up', heralded with a psychedelic keyboard intro and a chorus of vocals, before a fat bassline kicks in, followed by chunky guitar.

Track two 'Is it Real' and title track 'Everything Else Has Gone Wrong' have a more indie feel.

'Good Day' is a mellow song with ironic vocals 'If I had a job, then I would have everything I want. I would quit my job, if I had a job.'

For me, the album is quite pleasant to play in the background but the only stand-out track I thought was perhaps the single ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’.

Maybe the band prefers not to bow to commercialism.

You can catch them on tour now. For full dates go to https://bombaybicycle.club/

The album is out now.

Reviewed by Zoe Myall

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