Bombay Bicycle Club Drop new single “Willow”

Bombay Bicycle Club Drop new single "Willow," featuring Lucy Rose. The track is off the UK band's album Fantasies, which drops on February 23
Bombay Bicycle Club photographed by Tom Oxley

Bombay Bicycle Club have released new single “Willow” the track is now available to stream and features Lucy Rose. The song is the latest from the band’s upcoming album Bombay & Friends EP, Fantasies, which drops on February 23 via Arts & Crafts/MMM Records…/AWAL. The EP also features collaborations with Rae Morris, Liz Lawrence and Matilda Mann, who features on the track “Fantasneeze” released in January.

The Fantasies EP will be released digitally on February 23, while the physical release of the EP will be limited to 2,500 10” vinyl which you can get ahold of on the current UK/IE tour, or the band’s website and through a small number of independent record stores. The EP is printed on eco-mix vinyl, a sustainable material which is created by recycling the offcuts from other pressings. It is also packaged in an eco-friendly sleeve and shrinkwrap.

The new tracks are both a celebration of Bombay Bicycle Club’s rich history and a marker of their bold new chapter. They showcase the depth of the band’s creative synergy with their long-term collaborators, Lucy, Rae and Liz, who fans will remember from their work on some of Bombay’s standout tracks, and frequent live cameos. The previous single, “Fantasneeze” is led by new friend and collaborator, Matilda, demonstrating the band’s willingness to embrace the new generation, and to push themselves creatively. Sonically, the EP aligns with the more experimental sound of their recent sixth album, My Big Day, which was met with critical acclaim upon release in late 2023.

The band says: “When we decided to hold ‘Fantasneeze’ back for its own release after the album, we kept working and finished off three other songs in short order. We think of this as a Bombay & Friends release because each song has a good friend of the band singing on it (Lucy Rose, Rae Morris, Liz Lawrence, Matilda Mann). Some are old friends with long-term, close associations to the band (Lucy Rose for instance) while Matilda Mann is a newer collaborator (having contacted Jack to do some co-writing initially a couple years ago). It’s also very much a continuation of My Big Day as it was recorded around the same time and mixed by Dave Fridmann.

The new release follows the band’s LP My Big Day, which and features collaborations with Chaka Khan, Damon Albarn, Jay Som, Nilüfer Yanya and Holly Humberstone, and was produced by frontman Jack Steadman, with contributions from Paul Epworth and Ben Allen.

Bombay Bicycle Club
Fantasies EP

01 Fantasneeze (feat. Matilda Mann)
02 Blindfold (feat. Liz Lawrence)
03 Willow (feat. Lucy Rose)
04 Better Now (feat. Rae Morris)

Bombay Bicycle Club Club 2024 Tour Dates

2nd February – O2 Academy, Birmingham
3rd February – Centre, Brighton
5th February – Beacon, Bristol (LOW TICKET WARNING)
6th February – Rock City, Nottingham
8th February – O2 Academy, Sheffield
9th February – The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich (SOLD OUT)
10th February – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (SOLD OUT)
12th February – Barrowland, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
15th February – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
16th February – O2 Apollo, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
17th February – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
18th February – Great Hall, Cardiff (SOLD OUT)
4th March – Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville, TN, US
5th March – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, US
7th March – White Oak Music Hall – Downstairs, Houston, TX, US
8th March – Emo’s Austin, Austin, TX, US
9th March – Granada Theater, Dallas, TX, US
10th March – The Admiral, Omaha, NE, US
11th March – Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS, US
13th March – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US
14th March – Metro, Chicago, IL, US
15th March – The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
16th March – Beanfield Theatre, Montreal, QC, Canada
18th March – Royale Boston, Boston, MA, US
19th March – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY, US
20th March – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, US
21st March – DC9 CLUB, Washington, DC, US (SOLD OUT)
30th April – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US
1st May – Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA, US
3rd May – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
4th May – Showbox SoDo, Seattle, WA, US
5th May – Revolution Hall, Portland, OR, US
6th May – Knitting Factory – Boise, Boise, ID, US
8th May – Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO, US
9th May – Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, US
10th May – Kilby Court Block Party, Salt Lake City, UT, US
12th May – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV, US
13th May – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA, US
14th May – Observatory Santa Ana, Santa Ana, CA, US
15th May – The Bellwether, Los Angeles (LA), CA, US
17th May – Auditorio BB, Mexico City, Mexico
18th May – Guanamor Teatro Studio, Zapopan, Mexico
29th June – neinmenster – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
29th June – Siren’s Call 2024, Luxembourg
12th July – Alexandra Palace Park, London

Pre-order Fantasies by Bombay Bicycle Club HERE


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