Their new album may be called ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’, but the London four haven’t changed that mellifluous indie sound of theirs. With the band still young and already three albums to call their own, Bombay Bicycle Club are just getting better as they take the UK by storm. Opening the album with a calm guitar and bass riff, ‘How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep’ eventually progresses into a head bobbing-ly upbeat track, boasting the band’s ability to excel in simplicity.
‘Shuffle’ takes prize for the best track with it’s, (yep, you guessed it) shuffly rhythm and jaunty vibes, courtesy of its piano loop and Steadman’s folky voice. With ‘Lights Out, Words Gone’ following shortly behind in second, the charming bass riff and light vocals leave you feeling, and I hate to say it but, ‘chilled’ as five minutes and one second of life passes you by whilst you live it up on cloud nine.
To say that their latest offering is ‘exciting’, would however be amiss, with each different song, similarity appears, but that’s why ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’ was always going to be safe and successful with BBC’s growing fan base. Bombay Bicycle Club are great at what they do, obviously, and that’s what seemingly everybody is consumed by, yet it’s hard to see them amounting further than the easy listening folk tracks that we all love into ‘exciting’ territory. 7/10