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Bombay Bicycle Club / December 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 27th October 2009 at 10:00 am

Following on from their September/October tour of the UK, Bombay Bicycle Club from North London have announced six more tour dates across the UK for December.

Thursday 10th December 2009 – Liverpool O2 Academy 2
Friday 11th December 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Sunday 13th December 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Monday 14th December 2009 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Thursday 17th December 2009 – Bristol O2 Academy 2
Friday 18th December 2009 – London KOKO


Video of the Moment #131 : Bombay Bicycle Club

By on Tuesday, 15th September 2009 at 10:00 am

‘Magnet’ is London band Bombay Bicycle Club‘s third single from their rocking debut ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’. The psychedelic look of this video may make you do a double-take and think you’re watching the new Horrors video instead. But I have to say, ‘Magnet’ is much, much more catchier and I have a feeling this is going to be remembered fondly as a song from the autumn of 2009.


The single ‘Magnet’ will be released on 14 September in the UK on Island Records.


Bombay Bicycle Club / September and October 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 3rd August 2009 at 2:58 pm

North London kids The Bombay Bicycle Club have announced a full UK tour for September and October.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £8.50, except for London which is £11 per ticket

Thursday 24th September 2009 – Brighton Concorde 2
Friday 25th September 2009 – Leeds Cockpit
Sunday 27th September 2009 – Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Monday 28th September 2009 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 29th September 2009 – Birmingham Academy 3
Wednesday 30th September 2009 – Sheffield Leadmill
Thursday 1st October 2009 – Manchester Club Academy
Saturday 3rd October 2009 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Sunday 4th October 2009 – Bristol Academy 2
Monday 5th October 2009 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 6th October 2009 – Oxford Academy
Thursday 8th October 2009 – London Heaven


Preview : BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

By on Wednesday, 22nd April 2009 at 2:00 pm

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KasabianBBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is an annual musical festival with bit of a twist. Every year, the 2 day event takes place in a different town, with past locations including Dundee, Preston and Maidstone. This 2009, Radio 1 will be bringing their Big Weekend to Lydiard Park, Swindon, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of May. Tickets to the event are free, and are obtained through a random lottery on Radio 1’s website (registration has now closed). Lucky winners will blag a pair of tickets to their selected day (Saturday or Sunday), with Swindon residents receiving allocation priority in order to make the event more accessible to locals.

Every year the event has boasted an impressive line-up (past artists include Madonna, Muse and Foo Fighters), and this 2009 is absolutely no exception. Snow Patrol (pictured top), Kasabian (pictured right)and Dizzee Rascal will be headlining the ‘Main Stage’ on Saturday, while Lily Allen, Akon and Franz Ferdinand will be taking over the top slots on Sunday. Other artists who will be featuring within the main arena over the weekend include The Script, Calvin Harris, The Wombats, The Saturdays, Scouting for Girls, Ne-Yo, Alesha Dixon and N-Dubz.

Meanwhile, headline acts hitting the smaller ‘In New Music We Trust Stage’ on Saturday include Basement Jaxx, Doves and Jack Penate, while Sunday will be tastily offering up The Enemy, Maximo Park and Gossip. Further impressive artists appearing on this stage across the May weekend include Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine, Fightstar, Enter Shikari, Ladyhawke and White Lies.

Should you fancy checking out some new music while at the event, why not head over to the ‘Introducing Stage’, where you can get up and close with a range of upcoming talent including Stornoway, The Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, Thee Vicars, Gallop and Marina and the Diamonds. And if that’s still not enough, you can catch a wide-range of top DJs spinning the decks over at the ‘Outdoor Stage’, with Radio 1 favourites including Chris Moyles, Annie Mac, Tim Westwood, Zane Lowe and Rob da Bank all making an appearance.

Registration for tickets to the event has now closed, but never fear, as the BBC will be broadcasting highlights of the festival on Radio 1 and BBC Three across the weekend. You’ll also be able to catch footage online, as well as on your trusty red button. If you’d like more information on the event, along with a full line-up, head over to the Big Weekend’s website now.

Top photo comes from Radio 1’s Flickr Stream.


Bombay Bicycle Club / March and April 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 24th February 2009 at 1:00 pm

Thom interviewed Bombay Bicyle Club back in December, rating them as ones to watch in 2009. Well, the London indie darlings have just announced a string of dates for March and April around the UK…

Catch them at the below dates. Tickets are on sale now.

Monday 23rd March 2009 – London Borderline
Tuesday 14th April 2009 – Bristol The Lanes
Wednesday 15th April 2009 – Manchester Club Academy
Thursday 16th April 2009 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 17th April 2009 – Newcastle Basement
Saturday 18th April 2009 – Birmingham Rainbow
Sunday 19th April 2009 – Brighton Audio

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Thom Morgan interviews Bombay Bicycle Club

By on Wednesday, 24th December 2008 at 2:33 am

Bombay Bicycle Club (side)Few bands can boast the achievements this London quartet can. Two brilliant EPs, opening the V festival and slots at Reading and Leeds along with a couple tours.. even fewer can match these milsetones in all their teenagehood. It is fair to say these North London indie kids have achieved a significant amount in a considerably short time period. I speak to Jack Steadham, lead vocalist for one of the most exciting bands on the indie scene.

You’ve been touring for a while now, and released two EPs, any pans for an album?

We have just recorded our album with Jim Abbiss, it sounds pretty good. Hopefully it will be out by April or so after a few singles.

The band have played on numerous tours and live shows, but what do you feel to be your best gig?

Reading 2007, it was the biggest crowd we’d ever played to, and was the most fin we’ve ever had. Leeds 2008 was good for me too, we got thrown off stage early because of time restrictions, but I went into the campsite with an acoustic finish off the set, and had a lot more fun than on stage.

How did your recent Levi tour go?

It was cool, we had Flashguns supporting us, who were acquaintances. We partied with them in our fresh Levi outfits.

You made your name as a live band, do you still maintain that aspect or has recorded material taken the lead?

Well after listening to the album you kind of think; “holy moly how are we going to play these sounds live?” but I think we’ll still be better live.

Who are your favourite up and coming act on the London scene?

We’re all completely clueless about that. I just got back from Norwich, who knows whats going on in London. In Norwich I brought an album called “Scientist Encounters Pac-Man,” and it’s very good.

And the band you’re currently in love with?

Beat Happening

(Me being me I had to stick in a totally random question which threw the entire interview off track, but ahh well..) :- Any stories about obsessive fans?

Not very interesting ones. We should enjoy them while we can though, we’re all going bald and soon the fans will have nothing to obsess about.




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