Bands you need to see live: Bombay Bicycle Club

Not sure who to see live this summer? Easy, Bombay Bicycle Club and here’s why.

This four piece indie rock band graced the stage of the O2 Academy in Glasgow earlier this month and set the place on fire.

By hitting the ground running with the memorising Overdone they let the crowd know they had no intention of being subtle. The real conviction in their playing showed their growth into musical geniuses but still-slightly-awkward-punk-rock-heroes.

The setlist heavily featured songs off their new album So Long, See You Tomorrow (Think: a fantastic blend of All American Rejects punk rock and mellow Vampire Weekend vibes) which is a must-buy. 

They pulled out all the stops with a brass accompaniment, the stage had a body count of over 9 people at one point. However, I don’t know if the term “too many cooks spoil the broth” applies..

But the show was definitely a treat for the eyes – three circular screens had projected videos which were timed perfectly to each song. A lot of thought was evidently put into the videos, setlist and the lighting. The latter of which was also perfectly timed to each beat of every song, one cool trick was when the floor lighting would highlight each member in turn and eventually land on the lead singer on the last beat of Carry Me. Listen to the song and you’ll know what I mean.

Bombay Bicycle Club are still on tour in the United Kingdom before jetting off to America, check out their dates here.

They will also be playing T in the Park, Latitude Festival then Reading and Leeds.

Any other bands that are a must see this summer? Let me know in the comments below!


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