Things We Love This Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, the Antlers, Little Simz

This week’s blog post has done its absolute best to transport me back to my high school days. Everything going forward contains news from bands I loved when I was about 15. #Throwback

Bombay Bicycle Club

…have teased a comeback! It’s been five long years since ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ – in the gap of which we’ve heard albums from front man Jack Steadman as the R&B-come-jazz-come-hip hop-genius Mr Jukes, and the softer indie side of bassist Ed Nash as Toothless. But now Bombay are getting the band back together for new music in 2019, and I can’t wait.

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Hello, With a new year ahead of us, we thought now would be a good moment to give you a bit of news about what the four of us have been up to recently and what we have planned. Since late last year we’ve been getting back into the swing of playing music together. We were initially a little rusty but also nostalgic playing songs that have been around since we were teenagers. More than anything it just felt great to be in the same room playing again. It made us realise what a good thing we have and has given us renewed energy and enthusiasm for the future. The joy we were getting out of playing the old songs seemed to naturally lead us onto working on new material, so we’re becoming immersed in that as we speak. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we have something new for you guys to hear. We’re also planning some shows for later this year and beyond. We’ll have news on that front over the coming months. Can’t wait to see you all. We’ve missed you. Jack, Ed, Jamie, Suren x

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Foals

The saga continues. Last week the album was announced, now we have exact dates. ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost’ Part 1 is due on March 8. From the teaser clip, it sounds like the new music is going to be much the same heavier sound as ‘What Went Down’ rather than the math-rock intricacies of earlier ‘Antidotes’. Can’t you go back to that, Foals? Please? For me!?

The Antlers

Peter Silberman released a solo album last year, but it just did not cut with the same heart-stricken grief as the Antlers’ work. Luckily, they celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Hospice’ (THE saddest album in existence, in case you were wondering), at UK shows in April. They’ll play the album in full, acoustically. Bring your tissues. *Sniffs*

Little Simz

Okay, so I wasn’t into rap when I was in high school. But! After listening to this earlier in the week I couldn’t not include it. Little Simz is a rapper from London, and she is fiiiireeee. After the bold Offence dropped last year, we couldn’t get enough of her beats in the office, so here’s her latest.Selfish will feature on her upcoming album, ‘GREY Area’, due March 1.

‘Till next time, bros.

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