by Daniel Chan
Title: So Long See You Tomorrow
Artiste: Bombay Bicycle Club
No. of tracks: 10 tracks
Available now on iTunes and Spotify
Known for their musical versatility and lust for experimentation, the Lads originating from Crouch End once again blow listeners away with their fourth and latest record. With an array of digital sampling topped with slick guitar riffs, the album is the musical Frankenstein of their first and third album I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose and A Different Kind Of Fix. Tracks such as “It’s Alright Now” and “Overdone” are laced with nostalgic Bombay vibes, reminding listeners of the joy that was felt when chancing upon older favourites such as “Shuffle” and “Dust On The Ground”.
Jack Steadman’s deep vocals sound slightly domineering in the tracks as compared to older vocal styles but managing to stay particularly soothing and familiar. Genre experimentation can be seen though EDM (electronic dance music) and R&B (Rhythm and Blues) influences heard in tracks such as “Carry Me” and “Home By Now”. On top of that, the album has a better standard of musical flow, energy and quality than previous albums. What’s even more impressive is that it was the first time the band took production into their own hands.
The album closes with an alluring number: The title track is a four-minute-long build up, leading to a Nintendo-like sample before breaking into a divine instrumental chorus. Before you know it, you’re on your feet jiving away, a perfect ending.
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CLOSING DATE: 24 September 2014, Wednesday, 2359h!