Bombay Bicycle Club went on hiatus after wrapping up touring behind 2014's So Long, See You Tomorrow (which included a Terminal 5 show in NYC), but they're finally back. They posted a teaser video with rehearsal footage, and a message that promises new material and upcoming shows. Here's their full message:
With a new year ahead of us, we thought now would be a good moment to give you a bit of news about what the four of us have been up to recently and what we have planned.
Since late last year we’ve been getting back into the swing of playing music together. We were initially a little rusty but also nostalgic playing songs that have been around since we were teenagers. More than anything it just felt great to be in the same room playing again. It made us realise what a good thing we have and has given us renewed energy and enthusiasm for the future.
The joy we were getting out of playing the old songs seemed to naturally lead us onto working on new material, so we’re becoming immersed in that as we speak. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we have something new for you guys to hear.
We’re also planning some shows for later this year and beyond. We’ll have news on that front over the coming months.
Can’t wait to see you all. We’ve missed you.
Jack, Ed, Jamie, Suren x
Stay tuned for more, and watch the teaser video below.
The glitchy electronic pop of So Long, See You Tomrrow was their fourth of four very different-sounding albums, following the post-punk revival of their 2009 debut I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, the indie folk-leaning Flaws (Joanna Newsom and John Martyn covers included), and the more anthemic, arena-ready A Different Kind of Fix. Revisit some highlights of their career below: