AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Is It Real

British indie rock favourites Bombay Bicycle Club have released the final teaser track from their soon-to-be-released new album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week.

You can listen to the band’s newbie, Is It Real, below.

Bombay Bicycle Club’s fifth studio album is due to be released this Friday (January 17) and has been proceeded with the singles I Can Hardly Speak, Racing Stripes, and Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You).

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong is the band’s first output since their 2014 album So Long, See You Tomorrow reached No.1 in the UK charts – after which the band went on a hiatus.

“This is an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political,” says frontman Jack Steadman.

“It’s about the solace one can get from listening or playing music when everything else has gone wrong.”

Reflecting on the time the band spent apart, Steadman says: “We’d been in a band since we were school kids, and being in a band is an incredibly strange way to live.

“In my opinion you never truly grow up, you’ve got someone telling you where to be and when – you’re not really a responsible adult. It was important to go out there and just grow up a bit.”

Bombay Bicycle Club are about to embark on a 13-date UK tour – you can see the full dates below.

20th January – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

21st January – Academy, Bournemouth

23rd January – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

24th January – University SU Great Hall, Cardiff

25th January – Academy, Leeds

27th January – Academy, Newcastle

28th January – Barrowland, Glasgow

31st January – Academy, Birmingham

1st February – The Centre, Brighton

3rd February – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

7th February – Alexandra Palace, London

10th February – Vicar Street, Dublin

12th February – Ulster Hall, Belfast

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