Bombay Bicycle Clubâ€™s stunning acoustic album ‘Flaws’ was released on July 12th to huge critical acclaim and went straight into the album charts at number eight.
Following on from the albumâ€™s first single – double A-sided single ‘Ivy and Gold’/’Flaws’ which was A-listed at Radio 1 â€“ Bombay release the second track from Flaws, ‘Rinse Me Down’ on September 20th.
‘Rinse Me Down’ is the albumâ€™s opening song and sets the tone for the entire record, as Jack Steadmanâ€™s distinctive vocal dances above sinuous guitar lines and Suren De Saramâ€™s propulsive drum fills.
‘Flaws’ is characterised by a delicate, heart-swelling beauty and lightness of touch throughout.
Jack describes his Dad playing him Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music for the first time as a â€œhuge momentâ€.
Similarly, delving into his Dadâ€™s record collection introduced him to the likes of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, John Martyn and Nick Drake.
Having been crowned â€œBest New Bandâ€ at the NME awards in February, Flaws â€“ released almost exactly a year after their debut – bookends an incredible year for Bombay Bicycle Club.
The band has grown into one of the most popular and exciting new bands in the country as proven by jaw-dropping sets at Radio 1â€™s Big Weekend in May, the Isle of White Festival, Glastonbury and most recently on their sold out July acoustic tour of churches and art centres.