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Bombay Bicycle Club Announce New Album “My Big Day” Out 20th October & Share Title Track

June 14, 2023

 RETURN WITH NEW ALBUM DETAILS

“MY BIG DAY” IS RELEASED 20TH OCTOBER 2023

FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCES FROM DAMON ALBARN, JAY SOM, NILÜFER YANYA, HOLLY HUMBERSTONE + SPECIAL GUEST

FIRST SINGLE, THE ALBUM’S TITLE TRACK “MY BIG DAY” IS STREAMING NOW

+ UK LIVE ‘OUTSTORE’ DATES ANNOUNCED + EUROPEAN TOUR FOR NOVEMBER

Bombay Bicycle Club are excited to announce details of their return.

Their sixth album, My Big Day, is released on 20th October 2023. It was produced by vocalist/guitarist Jack Steadman at The Church Studios in North London and then back at the band’s own studio. It features an eclectic host of guest vocalists that perfectly encapsulates the breadth of the band’s widespread appeal.

Damon Albarn, Jay Som, Nilüfer Yanya and Holly Humberstone all lend their voices across the course of the record, with a fifth special guest releasing a song with the band later this Summer.

To coincide with the album’s announcement, Bombay Bicycle Club have also shared the album’s title track, a crunching, infectious leftfield pop song painted in technicolour. It’s a typically unpredictable guitar song that the band revel in writing and are long since revered for.

Everything feels brighter when Bombay Bicycle Club release music, heartfelt creations that captivate intently. The new single sweeps the listener upon the choppy journey that offers this volatile landscape. Building to offer such intensity through the unpredictable stop-starts, the gritty bass line, and the fierce fuzz, worlds away from the colourful and upbeat playful introduction. Bombay Bicycle Club deliver this mammoth creation filled with melody and rhythmic hooks. The summery spirit that starts soon shifts to robustly cover more abrasive passages. This journey is explosive, it’s essential and it soon establishes itself as intoxicating.

Jack sits on both sides of the glass for the duration of the record, having previously produced their fourth album So Long, See You Tomorrow, and co-production with John Congleton for 2020’s Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. Additional production comes from Paul Epworth on the track Heaven and Ben Allen who co-produces Turn The World On – the band previously worked with Allen on their hit single Shuffle back in 2011.

The record was mixed by Dave Fridmann (renowned for his work with The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT, HAIM).

The band play two intimate return shows in Ramsgate and London later this month, ahead of a series of UK/European festival appearances including Mad Cool, Y Not, Pukkelpop and WOMAD. The band will then embark on a spate of dates across the UK in association with record stores this Autumn in support of the album’s release, followed by a full European headline tour in November.

Pre-order the album here

My Big Day Tracklisting:

Just A Little More Time

I Want To Be Your Only Pet

Sleepless (feat. Jay Som)

My Big Day

Turn The World On

Meditate (feat. Nilüfer Yanya)

Rural Radio Predicts The Rapture

Heaven (feat. Damon Albarn)

Tekken

Diving (feat. Holly Humberstone)

Onward

Bombay Bicycle Club Live:

14th June – The Granville Theatre, Ramsgate (intimate headline date)

15th June – EartH, London (intimate headline date)

18th June – 8 Festival, Lithuania

6th July – Mad Cool Festival, Spain

9th July – Otherside Festival, Ireland

26th July – Project House, Leeds

27th July – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire

28th July – WOMAD, London

30th July – Low Festival, Benidorm

4th August – Apple Tree Garden Festival, Germany

19th August – Pukkelpop, Belgium

20th August – Lowlands, The Netherlands

Instore/Outstore UK Live Dates:

17th October – Academy 2, Leicester (in association with Truck)

18th October – The Academy, Oxford (In association with Truck)

19th October – PRYZM, London (in association with Banquet Records)

20th October – Rough Trade East, London

21st October – Pier, Portsmouth (in association with Pie & Vinyl)

22nd October – The Church, Marlborough (in association with Sound Knowledge) *Matinee acoustic performance

22nd October – Marble Factory, Bristol (in association with Rough Trade)

23rd October – The Empire, Coventry (in association with HMV)

24th October – Hangar 34, Liverpool (in association with Jacaranda Records)

25th October – Liquid Room, Edinburgh (in association with Assai Records)

26th October – Fat Sam’s, Dundee (in association with Assai Records)

European Headline tour:

13th November – Riviera, Madrid

14th November – Sala Apolo, Barcelona

16th November – Alcatraz, Milan

17th November – Tonhalle, Munich

18th November – Docks, Lausanne

19th November – Docks, Hamburg

21st November – Trabendo, Paris

22nd November – Columbiahalle, Berlin

23rd November – Progresja, Warsaw

25th November – De Roma, Antwerp

26th November – Live Music Hall, Cologne

27th November – Melkweg, Amsterdam

28th November – Melkweg, Amsterdam

www.bombaybicycle.club

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