Bombay Bicycle Club - My Big Day

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‘Turn The World On’ is classic, sparkling Bombay, whereas ‘Rural Radio Predicts The Future’’s two-minute instrumental concludes with almost hyperpop bleeps; the Albarn-featuring ‘Heaven’ is loose and trip-hoppy, while highlight ‘Meditate’ (with Nilüfer Yanya) climbs the guitar scales into a twisted climax. A triumph. – DIY (4.5/5) 

My Big Day is a powerful offering from Bombay Bicycle Club. Vibrant, joyous, and completely delectable, the band have taken a daring U-turn from their usual breezy, laid-back numbers, and its paid off. – The Line Of Best Fit (8/10) 

…the secret is out, and it’s none other than Chaka Khan. The 10-time Grammy winning superstar behind such hits as 70s funk smash Ain’t Nobody (with Rufus) and the Prince-penned early 80s pop-dance colossus I Feel for You adds her trademark uplifting vocals to Tekken 2, a joyously funky track on the band’s sixth album, My Big Day. “It was incredible when she said yes,” says singer Jack Steadman. “Such an honour. We couldn’t believe it.” – The Guardian

Heading back to the band’s studio in London, Bombay Bicycle Club have lovingly crafted album six – My Big Day. It’s a powerful, expansive body of work, replete with an irrepressible dose of joy too.

My Big Day also found the band’s studio door wedged open for a collaborative experience, inviting the likes of Chaka Khan, Damon Albarn, Jay Som, Nilüfer Yanya, and Holly Humberstone, who all feature. There’s a special guest appearance to be revealed later in the year too.

Whilst the guests came and went as they pleased, the band posited themselves on both sides of the glass for this record, with Jack manning the production chair (save for ‘Heaven’, produced alongside Paul Epworth, and ‘Turn The World On’ with Ben Allen – who they’d previously worked with on ‘Shuffle’).

On first listen, Bombay Bicycle Club have opened up the curtains and let this revelatory set of vibrant, joyous compositions bask in the sunshine. It’s an album that means business, sculpted by one of Britain’s best guitar bands.  They’ll take it to stages across the world next, and that’s a show you won’t want to miss. (continue reading full bio on DISCO)


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