Bombay Bicycle Club to Release "A Different Kind of Fix" in January
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:38:11
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Bombay Bicycle Club have always had youth on their side. Through touring they have built a fiercely loyal, tattooing-lyrics-on-their-arm kind of fanbase. But A Different Kind of Fix, their latest album out now digitally with a physical release in January 2012 on A&M/Octone, is a giant step into adulthood: an intoxicating, enveloping record, which anchors its diverse inspirations in the warmth and dynamism of vocalist/guitarist Jack Steadman's songwriting. It draws the strands of their debut album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, and the folk-influenced follow-up flows into a panoramic picture of what this band is capable of. It is a watershed for the band: not just their best record yet, but a promise of still better to come. In support of the album, Bombay Bicycle Club will be playing select US dates in February and March 2012, to be announced.
With A Different Kind of Fix, the production is intrinsic to the songwriting process rather than a final polish. Many songs started out as laptop loops or rearranged samples before blossoming into full-band pop songs. Helping to bring these ideas to fruition is long-time producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian) as well as producer Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, M.I.A.), who recorded "Shuffle," "Your Eyes" and "Favourite Day" with the band. Stand out opening track "How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep," which appeared in demo form on the soundtrack to Twilight: Eclipse, opens the album with eye-widening mantric dream-pop. The first single "Shuffle" compresses hip hop breakbeats, highlife guitars, chopped-up piano samples and campfire psychedelia into one of the most irresistible pop songs of the year. From start to finish, A Different Kind of Fix, is an exhilarating collection of tracks that blows the doors open with an unapologetic velocity and youthful hunger.
Check out the video for "Shuffle" by going here.
1. How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep
2. Bad Timing
3. Your Eyes
4. Lights Out, Words Gone
5. Take The Right One
8. Leave It
10. What You Want
11. Favourite Day
Did you check out the video for "Shuffle" by Bombay Bicycle Club?