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Music Box: Bombay Bicycle Club

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I was originally going to feature another band, but these guys instantly became priority when earlier this month, two of my musically inclined friends were like, “Bombay Bicycle Club who..?

These lads are from North London…mate

You must be thinking right now that they have such an interesting band name. And they do indeed. Their name is derived from an Indian Restaurant chain located in London… it’s like if I wanted to come up with a band and called the group In-N-Out Burgers or California Pizza Kitchens. That’s well good mate. This group is led by lead singer/guitarist Jack Steadman. Who exactly is this guy? Well, let me show you.

If McLovin from Superbad and Harry Potter somehow managed to produce a love child and that magical baby was raised by the Wheels kid in Glee and then Lord Voldemort cast Foreverous Pubertous on his wind pipes, you’d get Jack Steadman and his unique little voice:

Secret formula for Bombay Bicycle Greatness…

But aside from how Jack came into existence, Bombay Bicycle Club produces some really amazing tunes. They are extremely creative but keep everything really tight. They rely on little simple, catchy hooks and riffs and Jack’s singing style…which is a love/hate kind of thing. It’s the argument of him not having a great voice compared to his voice being able to relate to the listener more, so it’s more of a preference thing but I dig it. Another interesting thing they did was produce a sophomore acoustic album, Flaws, which irked many of their fans and regarded the album as a flaw itself (hee hee get it?). While I would have preferred another great album similar to I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, I’m always one who can enjoy a solid acoustic album.

Here are a couple of sick songs to give you a taste of their first (loud) and second (acoustic) album:

Make sure you have the volume at 11 for this song!

There you have it. I don’t want to hear anymore of this, “who’s Bombay Bicycle Club?” stuff anymore. Enjoy!

Artist: Bombay Bicycle Club
Album: Flaws

Suggested Music:

Jenny and Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now (My college obsession for Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) is rekindled…)
Noah and the Whale – Last Night On Earth


Written by jonewantsm3

April 6, 2011 at 1:00 am

Posted in Music Box

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