June 25, 2011

Bombay Bicycle Club: Life's rich pageant...

Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman looks like he stumbled out of an episode of Foyle's War. A red-lipped British schoolboy forced to go to war, right?

I had zero reaction to the band's first album, other than liking its title, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose. Their newest work has me excited though. Shuffle is the first single from A Different Kind of Fix, out August 29. It begins as a literally jaunty folkpop track, but electronic elements creep in. At the halfway point, the track reboots and builds in a fizzing summerpop jam. Dreamy.

Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle

A Different Kind Of Fix has twelve songs and a clever/creepy album cover. NME is already crushing on it with details from their preview.

1. How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep (from the Twilight soundtrack)
2. Bad Timing
3. Your Eyes
4. Lights Out, Words Gone
5. Take The Right One
6. Shuffle
7. Beggars
8. Leave It
9. Fracture
10. What You Want
11. Favourite Day
12. Still

Shuffle is available from iTunes UK now. The band is touring endlessly over the next few months. With Wild Beasts, Wolf Gang, Friendly Fires and now this, 2011 is turning out to be a grand year for British guitar pop.

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