Bombay Bicycle Club are an indie rock band which formed in North London, United Kingdom in 2006. The band consists of: Jack Steadman (vocals, guitar, bass), Jamie MacColl (bass, guitar, banjo, vocals), Suren De Saram (drums) & Ed Nash (bass, keyboard, mandolin). The band took their name from a chain of curry houses in the London Area, and have since admitted that they dislike their band name. The band has released two albums, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose (2009) and Flaws (2010).
They are otherwise known as the band that opened V Festival 2006 (having won the 'Road to V competition) & have also played Reading / Leeds Festival for the past three years, running.
In Febuary 2007 they released their dbut EP The Boy I Used to Be, and this was followed up in October with the release of their second EP How We Are. In mid-July of 2009 they released their first album I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose consisting of 12 tracks. They are currently partaking in their biggest tour yet, including a sell-out date at Londons Heaven venue.
In Summer 2010 they released their new album, Flaws. A UK tour co-incided with the release of the album which - surprisingly - is an acoustic recording. Venues on the tour reflected this new acoustic orientation. St Georges in Bristol, for example, is normally used by classical and folk artists.