Bombay Bicylcle Club: New Single Rinse Me Down

They’re not from The North, or from Bombay for that matter but seeing as we missed their recent gig in these parts and we love their album we thought we’d tell you about their up coming single. Hopefully we’ll get to see them live soon.



Single: Rinse Me Down

Released: 20th September 2010

Label: Mmm Records/ Island Records

 “Artfully understated” The Times 4*

“Dazzling” The Observer

“Heart-stoppingly beautiful” The Sunday Times

“BBC have triumphed” Word

“Luscious” MOJO 4*

“A band who defy convention” NME 8/10

”Exquisite” The Sun 4*

“Works wonders” The Independent on Sunday 4*

“Acoustic gems” The Mail on Sunday

“Such a treat” Metro 4*

“Gorgeously delicate” The Fly

“Genuine pedigree” Uncut 4*

“Lovely songs” The Guardian

“Swooping chamber folk” Clash 7/10

“This acoustic album rocks!” Bliss

“Melodic joy” Gay Times 5*

“Beguilingly tuneful” Grazia

“Precociously assured” Q (FOR NEW TO Q COVER CD)

“Breathtakingly beautiful” Artrocker 5* Album of the Month

“One of the best second albums of 2010” Stylist

“Inspired” Total Guitar 4*

 Bombay Bicycle Club’s stunning acoustic album Flaws was released on July 12th to huge critical acclaim and went straight into the album charts at number eight.

 Following on from the album’s first single – double A-sided single Ivy and Gold / Flaws which was A-listed at Rad io 1 – Bombay release the second track from FlawsRinse Me Down on September 20th.

 Rinse Me Down is the album’s opening song and sets the tone for the entire record, as Jack Steadman’s distinctive vocal dances above sinuous guitar lines and Suren De Saram’s propulsive drum fills.

 Flaws is characterised by a delicate, heart-swelling beauty and lightness of touch throughout. Jack describes his Dad playing him Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music for the first time as a “huge moment”. Similarly, delving into his Dad’s record collection introduced him to the likes of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn and Nick Drake. 

 Having been crowned “Best New Band” at the NME awards in February, Flaws – released almost exactly a year after their debut – bookends an incredible year for Bombay Bicycle Club. The band has grown into one of the most popular and exciting new bands in the country as proven by jaw-dropping sets at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in May, the Isle of White Festival, Glastonbury and most recently on their sold out July acoustic tour of churches and art centres.

 Bombay Bicycle Club:

Jack Steadman – vocals, guitars

Jamie MacColl – guitars,

Suren De Saram – drums

Ed Nash – bass

By peter on August 12, 2010

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