New album from Bombay Bicycle Club
'Flaws' (released, 12th July) is the stunningly beautiful, new acoustic album by Bombay Bicycle Club. Having finished recording their debut LP 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' in February 2009, the band went straight back into the studio (The Church, Crouch End) days after they submitted the master for 'I Had The Blues', and started the initial recordings for this album.
Recorded in between touring over the past year and a half, a few early tracks were laid down at The Church and produced by Neill MacColl (guitarist Jamie's Dad), but the rest was recorded in singer, Jack Steadman's bedroom and produced by Jack himself. This more stripped down, acoustic sound - though markedly different from the majority of their debut - isn't new for the band, as almost every single they’ve released since their earliest days has been accompanied by an acoustic b-side.
Having been crowned “Best New Band” at the NME awards in February, 'Flaws' – released almost exactly a year after their debut - looks set to book end a fantastic year for BBC. BBC play Radio 1’s Big Weekend in May, followed by a July acoustic tour of churches and art centres and all major UK festivals throughout the summer.
July acoustic tour dates:
MON 12th JULY – MANCHESTER, ST PHILIPS CHURCH
TUE 13th JULY – MANCHESTER, ST PHILIPS CHURCH
WED 14th JULY – BRISTOL, ST GEORGES
THU 15th JULLY - BIRMINGHAM, ST PAULS CHURCH
MON 19TH JULY – GATESHEAD, SAGE 2
TUE 20TH JULY – NORWICH, ARTS CENTRE
WED 21ST JULY – BRIGHTON, ST GEORGES CHURCH
THU 22nd JULY – LONDON, UNION CHAPEL
FRI 23RD JULY – LONDON, UNION CHAPEL ** SOLD OUT **