First of all, may I apologise for the state of my blog: I haven’t posted anything but school since I can’t remember when! Unfortunately, my blog reflects my life: basically utterly school since the beginning of the semester. I haven’t even had time to read a regular novel since sometime in February, I think it was, which is a huge indicator of how much time I’ve had. But now, just as school is ramping up about a month before finals, I’ve somehow managed to find time to listen to a couple of new artists (new to me, that is) and so I figured I’d take a tiny bit of time to blog about it. Yay! 🙂
I first heard of Bombay Bicycle Club about a year ago on an NPR show (either Fresh Air or Weekend All Things Considered, both of which are fabulous) and I’ve remembered that there was this cool band I heard a bit of ever since then, but somehow I’d never managed to actually listen to any of their music until about two days ago. And yesterday, I bought one of their EPs and a single (which had two songs… 0_o) on iTunes. I like them that much.
I listened to the bombaybicycleclubtv playlist on YouTube, which had 11 songs. I immediately fell in love with all 11, but specifically the song “Ivy & Gold” which, if I had to recommend just one song to someone who’d never heard of them before, I’d recommend “Ivy & Gold”. The videos on YouTube for “Flaws” and “Evening & Morning” are quite cool, and the song “Lights Out, Words Gone” is excellent also, but as a starting-off song for Bombay Bicycle Club, “Ivy & Gold” is by far and away my top pick.
According to Wikipedia, the singer, the drummer, and the other guitarist all met when they were 15, and played together for about six years under various aliases before they met their bassist. I don’t know exactly when they decided on the name “Bombay Bicycle Club”, but I do know that they chose that name because of a chain of Indian restaurants called, what else, “Bombay Bicycle Club” that has restaurants all over London. It’s quite a catchy name, don’t you think? And it definitely has that cool/artsy feel you’d expect from an indie band. Well, according to Wikipedia they’re actually an indie rock band, and according to iTunes they’re just sort of generically alternative, but I think indie is a good enough category to cover them.
So that’s my little blog post to try to break up the monotony of schoolwork, since my next post will almost definitely be a post for English. I hope you liked it, I hope you keep reading, and I hope you listen to Bombay Bicycle Club and enjoy them as much as I do!
Read on! <3