Wednesday, 5 February 2014
Review of "So Long, See You Tomorrow" by Bombay Bicycle Club
So Long, See You Tomorrow is a vibrant, jaunty record buzzing with cosmopolitan sounds from all around the globe. Guitars have been stripped back, along with most other traces of the indie rock template, to create an unclassifiable and exotic genre soup. Choppy samples and prominent bass showcase a clear hip hop influence. Meanwhile, the use of tribal percussion and Asian-inspired melodies demonstrate world music influences. Songwriter and front man, Jack Steadman, was travelling whilst writing a lot of the material for this album and at points the oriental aromas and foreign sights really come to life through the melodies and sounds. If the lyrics were a little more concrete they could elevate this album into something truly dizzying in flavour. A truly animated and creative listen that's worth checking out.