Bombay Bicycle Club at Benicassim 2012

July 15, 2012

Lined with gigantic cut-outs of the band logo, the stage was aglow with faint lighting. Nobody was even on the stage yet, as the vocals kicked in the suspense mounted.

Playing a mixture of old and new material Bombay Bicycle Club managed to fit in a great spectrum of songs which had the crowd going for it all the way through. We saw several faces of the band: dreamy songs with a summer-haze vibe, satisfying toe-tapping Indie numbers and wholesome folk tunes. It was a tantalising, endearing fusion which had our ears tingling, crying out for more.

There was something slightly ethereal about female vocalist Amber Wilson. When combined with lead singer Jack Steadman’s vocals, they created something that oozed quirkiness and elegance.

Their set list showed off how incredibly diverse Bombay Bicycle Club are and the gradual evolution they have progressed through as a band, building on an ever more unique sound and taking influences from a multitude of genres. Showing how far they’ve come, Jack Steadman entertained the crowd with his story of his first visit to FIB when the band were 18 and camped at the festival. A somewhat different experience we imagine!

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