Riding on the wave of a No.1 album and a critically acclaimed live show, Bombay Bicycle Club have announced what will surely be the soundtrack of summer, the Bollywood inspired ‘Feel’ as their next single.
The album So Long, See You Tomorrow – their fourth in five years – saw the band that are not even halfway through their twenties, break through the traditional confines of indie. In making ‘one of 2014’s most exhilarating returns’, (NME) Bombay Bicycle Club have become one of UK’s most innovative and important bands.
The third single from the album, ‘Feel’, out May 19th, is an uplifting sing-along favourite and a sure-fire festival hit this summer. A surge of optimism built on a Bollywood movie sample (a snake-charming melody from the 1954 movie Nagin), with warm electronic basslines, exotic percussion, and soaring string-driven melodies.
Having completely sold out European and UK tours at the beginning of this year, Bombay Bicycle Club followed with a critically acclaimed Brixton Academy show, garnering 4* reviews across the board from the Evening Standard, Independent, The Telegraph and The Times. They soon head to the US for a huge 31 date tour including Coachella (with all but a few dates already sold out), followed by a string of festival dates including Latitude, Reading & Leeds and T in the Park.
It seems like 2014 is Bombay Bicycle Club’s for the taking.