Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bombay Bicycle Club - Evening/Morning (7", Young And Lost Club)

Bombay Bicycle Club's new single displays a mature approach for a band who's collective age is around 70. Named after a North London chain of curry houses, the band were discovered when they won the 'Road to V' competition.

"Evening/Morning" starts off delicately enough, with a soft guitar intro that lulls you into a false sense of security. Then the distorted bass confronts you. This carries on, with the track twisting and turning in on itself, boasting some remarkable guitar riffs.

I'm not too sure what lead singer Jack Steadman means by "I am ready to owe you anything", but it's one helluva catchy hook that is the most memorable part of the track. The track is a simple, indie-pop effort, not even attempting to break any of the rules in the book, let alone re-write them. And it's all the better for it.

The B-side, "You Already Know" couldn't be more different, sounding almost folky. It's two sides of a band who could well become very big soon. As Jack Steadman stated at the OnesToWatch Revue last month, “Good evening, we are Bombay Bicycle Club and we are ones to watch”. No arguments there.

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