Bombay Bicycle Club - Fantasies [EP]

Mmmm... Records/AWAL

Bombay Bicycle Club have released their new EP, Fantasies, featuring collaborations with Lucy RoseRae MorrisLiz Lawrence and Matilda Mann – STREAM HERE. The EP is billed as a Bombay & Friends release, and is out via Mmm Records… / AWAL. The release follows the band’s extensive UK / Ireland headline tour, and comes ahead of their North American headline tour and biggest ever headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace Park in July.

The Fantasies EP is released digitally today, and available on physical via the band’s website and through a small number of independent record stores. The EP is limited to 2500 hand-numbered copies and is printed on eco-mix vinyl, a sustainable material which is created by recycling the offcuts from other pressings. It is also packaged in an eco-friendly sleeve and shrinkwrap.

The new tracks are both a celebration of Bombay Bicycle Club’s rich history and a marker of their bold new chapter. They showcase the depth of the band’s creative synergy with their long-term collaborators, LucyRae and Liz, who fans will remember from their work on some of Bombay’s standout tracks, and frequent live cameos. The lead single, ‘Fantasneeze’ is led by new friend and collaborator, Matilda, demonstrating the band’s willingness to embrace the new generation, and to push themselves creatively. Sonically, the EP aligns with the more experimental sound of their recent sixth album, My Big Day, which was met with critical acclaim upon release in late 2023.

The band says: “When we decided to hold ‘Fantasneeze’ back for its own release after the album, we kept working and finished off three other songs in short order. We think of this as a Bombay & Friends release because each song has a good friend of the band singing on it (Lucy Rose, Rae Morris, Liz Lawrence, Matilda Mann). Some are old friends with long-term, close associations to the band (Lucy Rose for instance) while Matilda Mann is a newer collaborator (having contacted Jack to do some co-writing initially a couple years ago). It’s also very much a continuation of My Big Day as it was recorded around the same time and mixed by Dave Fridmann.”

The new release follows the band’s sixth album, My Big Day, which debuted at #3 on the UK Official Albums Chart. The album features collaborations with Chaka KhanDamon AlbarnJay SomNilüfer Yanya and Holly Humberstone, and was produced by frontman Jack Steadman, with contributions from Paul Epworth and Ben AllenMy Big Day has been lauded for its genre-defying experimentation, and celebrated as some of the band’s best work to date, 15 years into their career.

So far in 2024, the band has completed an extensive UK & Ireland headline tour, to be followed by a North American headline tour, and the biggest headline show of the band’s career at London’s Alexandra Palace Park on 12th July. Check out all the tour dates HERE and contact us with any requests!


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