Bombay Bicycle Club scored their first UK Number 1 Album yesterday with their fourth studio album So Long, See You Tomorrow which was released earlier this week. Previously, the highest position they had held in the UK Album chart was number 6 with their third studio album, 2011’s A Different Kind of Fix.
The band faced competition in the race to the top of the charts this week from Avicii, whose album True took the number 2 position and from Ellie Goulding, whose album Halcyon slipped from the top spot to number 3. According to the Official Charts Company, So Long, See You Tomorrow outsold its nearest competitor by 6000 copies.
Addressing fans of their Facebook page, the band said: “We’re all feeling very privileged to be able to tell you that the album has gone to number one […] We didn’t start making music for moments like this but it’s impossible to deny that it’s incredibly exciting nonetheless.”
Bombay Bicycle Club will be embarking on a tour of the UK in March, beginning on the 2nd at the 02 Academy in Leeds. It has also been confirmed that they will play at this year’s Latitude festival, alongside headliners Two Door Cinema Club and Damon Albarn.