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It’d be foolish to say that Bombay Bicycle Club are an indie rock band.
on 21 September 2014
Prolific genre sweepers Bombay Bicycle Club’s latest album has been a much-anticipated record of 2014 since its impending release was announced months ago. So Long See You Tomorrow won’t disappoint fans. In fact, it should gather the band many more. This is due to the album’s charming and addictive persona. More to the point, the higgledy-piggledy variations of its style; the most noticeable aspect of this band and nearly everything they’ve released to date.
What makes So Long See You Tomorrow a cut above the rest is that it’s the fourth of Bombay Bicycle Club’s career. With a genre-less indie band, the near misses and downright appallingly badly written songs dwindle with age. They’re pretty much absent from So Long See You Tomorrow. All the weirdness and unpredictability of the past has finally paid off, with beautiful pop edged transitions and songs that are truly enigmatic. Musical ability such as this was always brewing in Bombay Bicycle Club, but to hone in on such a craft takes true dedication. This album is clean within its musical writings and lyrics. There’s Bhangra beats set to electronic melodies; there are bass synth riffs that are reminiscent of grime. It wouldn’t be a mistake to say that Bombay Bicycle Club capture the multiculturalism melting pot of London in the modern world. It’s also as catchy as anything else we’ve heard so far this year.