Almost three years to the day since their “indefinite hiatus” began, Bombay Bicycle Club are back with plans for a new album and tour.
Bombay Bicycle Club uttered the dreaded words “indefinite hiatus”, almost three years ago now and it seemed that was that for the indie outfit. Each band member has been busy with their own projects but it seems nostalgia has caught up with them.
Their last album So Long, See You Tomorrow, was released in 2014 and peaked at number one in the charts. Since they announced the hiatus, frontman Jack Steadman, released his debut solo album in 2017 God First, under the psudonym of Mr. Jukes. Bassist Ed Nash, released his own album The Pace of the Passing, under the name of Toothless.
The ‘Evening/Morning’ band released a short video teasing new music. They also shared a statement on their website and across social media about plans for a new album and tour later this year:
“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”
Welcome back Bombay Bicycle Club, we’ve missed you too.