FROM ACROSS THE POND: Bombay Bicycle Club

March 16. 2011 | By Amanda Penlington

The talent of Bombay Bicycle Club belies their years. With two albums and a number of singles, tours, and festival appearances under their belts all by the age of 20, these Londoners could be regarded as fantastic over-achievers. Their folk-inspired indie sound combines mandolins with electric guitars alongside world music-infused rhythms. Singer Jack Steadman delivers heartfelt and sophisticated lyrics about the complexities of life as a young city dweller. Their debut album I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose was an electric affair; for their follow-up, Flaws, they concentrated on an acoustic approach, which saw them reach no. 8 in the UK Album Chart. This is one club worth joining.

You can catch them at the following locations on their visit to the US:

3/16 – Latitude 30 (British Music Embassy), Austin, TX @ 6:30pm

3/17 – Klub Krucial, Austin, TX @ 1:00am

3/18 – Latitude 30 (British Music Embassy), Austin, TX @ 1:00am

3/18 – Red House Pizzeria, Austin, TX @ 7:00pm

3/19 – San Jose Hotel, Austin, TX @ 7:00pm

 

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