It had been three years since Bombay Bicycle Club last released an album with 2011’s “A Different Kind Of Fix”. The band are renowned for producing something vastly different with each album even when their first three were released in consecutive years; going from indie rock, to acoustic before more electronic flavours.
“So Long, See You Tomorrow” can be viewed as a culmination of the band’s early years (it’s hard to remember that they are in their early twenties). The album’s opener blends the atmospheric sounds of songs from 2011, with the raw guitar riffs found on their debut, with later tracks such as “Eyes Off You” reminding one of their mellower sounds, circa 2010.
This album has been touted as Bombay going “dancey”. With the pulsating synth rhythms of “Carry Me” and “Luna” it can be easy to see why but the variety of sounds found throughout is sublime. “Feel” has a Middle Eastern sound with its drums and flutes, there is the aforementioned rock riff of “Overdone” as well as electronic and piano.
With a spring tour and packed summer festival schedule; people are bound to be swaying, bobbing, moshing and raving to Bombay Bicycle Club all year. With an album as good as this it will be hard to contain excitement and speculation over where there’ll go next.