Bombay Bicycle Club | A Review of Flaws

Bombay Bicycle Club is an indie folk rock band… wait make that club, which hails from Crouch End, London. The band is comprised of four members lead by singer Jack Steadman and they have only recently come out with their second album entitled Flaws. They Beat out The XX, The Big Pink, La Roux, The Olivers and Mumford and Sons at the 2010 (National Musical Express) NME Awards for Best New Band.   Some of these bands are heavy hitters, to win against bands’ with serious talent like The Big Pink at their disposal says something about Bombay Bicycle Club. 

About Flaws: The new album flows gently at a steady pacing. Delicate guitar portions accompanied by lead singer Steadman’s unwavering voice, creates an atmosphere akin to what you might hear on an M. Ward album.  It’s the simplicity of the whole thing that thing that makes it refreshing and bright, possibly a component to their taking the title to Best New Band at the NME awards this year. If you were to compare Bombay Bicycle Club to The XX (one of the other bands in the riding for the same NME award) you would most likely start off by saying how different their tones are, one very dark the other very warm light.   

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