Took us a while to get an interview with Bombay Bicycle Club (We’ve been trying for so long, but Jack Steadman, Ed Nash, Jamie MacColl, and Suren de Saram were just too busy making people bounce on their chairs with their music). So when we got the chance to, we just had to carpe the shit outta the diem—even if they released A Different Kind of Fix the summer of last year. Fortunately, it’s summer again. That’s an excuse right there.
Hey, Ed! How’s the tour so far?
On our first night of this tour, we went to an all-night restaurant in Tai Pei. Jack and I tried a century egg… it’s not something I had heard of before, and when I found out about what it was, I was pretty surprised. By far the weirdest thing I have ever eaten.
What was the biggest challenge making A Different Kind of Fix?
We were worried that the overall sound of the album wouldn’t be coherent as we recorded it with two different producers in four different studios over the course of four sessions. But we got Craig Silvey to mix the whole album. His mixing has a very unique sound and helped to make songs from different sessions fit into the overall sond we had planned for the album.
If you had to make your own dance move for A Different Kind of Fix, how would it go?
If you watch the music video for “Evening/Morning,” you can see our unique dance moves in action.
“Changing our style certainly worked for us.”
What is your favorite song off the album?
My favorite song is “Shuffle.” I’m not too sure what it is about as I didn’t write it. Me and Jack recorded the vocals in his room.
Each of your album has a distinct sound quite different from each other. Do you think that’s the way to go in the music industry—where it’s necessary to sound “new?”
I dont know about it being the way to go in the music industry. Changing our style certainly worked for us. I think it exposed new people to our music and kept us exciting as no one—including ourselves—really knows what we are going to do next.
What gives you the greatest satisfaction as musicians?
Playing live is the thing we all enjoy the most. There is nothing better than seeing people enjoying your music and meeting your fans after a show.
What’s in store for Bombay Bicycle Club in the future?
We are spending the rest of this year concentrating on touring this album. For the past two albums, we didn’t tour all that much and haven’t played to many crowds outside Europe. We are all looking forward to playing to new audiences around the world.
Interview by Reena Mesias
Photos courtesy of wakeupmanagement, lightmeetsnight, boston
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