Bombay Bicycle Club - 'My Big Day'

8/10

Throughout their earlier years, Bombay Bicycle Club were always seen as one of the more unpredictable names on the indie-pop scene at that time. While many of their contemporaries were aiming for bright and lively dancefloor delights, the four-piece were more interested in expanding their distinctive sound, working towards more innovative ideas and concepts as often as possible. And after returning from hiatus with their vibrant LP 'Everything Else Has Gone Wrong' in 2020, they are continuing to refine their comeback with 'My Big Day', a record that continues that adventurous streak once again.

While the general direction of 'My Big Day' certainly brings back that same expressive quality Bombay Bicycle Club have always searched for, what stands out most on this new collection is its wonderfully diverse list of collaborators. With the likes of Chaka Khan, Holly Humberstone, Damon Albert, Paul Epworth and many more adding their own take to their sound, their sixth studio album stands as their most eclectic offering to date, seeing them discover and venture down a multitude of varied avenues in order to come back with a truly mesmerising return.

While the signature Bombay Bicycle Club direction still remains the heart of this new release, it feels as if 'My Big Day' is the start of the next phase within their musical evolution to date. With such a progressive nature layered throughout, they continue to shine across this sprawling full-length once again.

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