For the past year or two I have heard the name Bombay Bicycle Club over and over and over again. I heard the name from friends who told me that I needed to listen to them. I saw the bands name on festival line ups…take my friends advice and see them….but always miss them. I saw the name repeatedly on recommended stations. Still….I never clicked the links to play a few songs. Bombay Bicycle Club has escaped me due to my lack of motivation of discovering a new favorite band.
Thankfully….Bombay Bicycle Club decided to swing through Philadelphia, PA and play at Union Transfer. I took this opportunity to finally see why everyone has been talking about them. I went in to the show with a 100% clean slate. I did not binge on their music to be able to know a few songs in case they were played. I did not listen to the suggested singles on spotify. I went in with not knowing what in the least to expect….and it paid off BIG.
From the moment Bombay Bicycle Club took the stage the entire room was filled with amazing music and positivity. Not knowing a single song allowed me to just open my eyes and ears and just listen. I enjoyed every word that was sung, every note that was played and every person that swayed to the music they loved so much. Since that day at Union Transfer I have not stopped listening to their records. It may have taken longer than it should have, but Bombay Bicycle Club is now one of my favorite bands.
They have several more dates in the U.S. til they have over seas to play a series of festivals. They will return to the states for Lollapalooza. My advice would be to discover this band now, and not wait like I did. Keep track of their tour dates, and witness this amazing group of musicians for yourself.
Photos By: Timothy Becker