Bombay Bicycle Club are ringing in the new year by sharing another cut from their forthcoming fifth album, ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’.
Titled ‘I Can Hardly Speak’, it’s the fourth taster of the quartet’s comeback record, which is set to arrive on 17th January.
“‘I Can Hardly Speak’ was one of the first songs to be written for the album,” the band explain via Instagram. “In fact, it was written while we were still touring ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ in 2014, although we only rediscovered the demo this year when the album was nearly finished.”
“The song is self-explanatory, it’s a song about struggling to express yourself with words and being an introvert.”
So there we go.
Bombay Bicycle Club are set to head out on a run of in-store (and ‘out-store’) performances to promote ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’ later this month, before pivoting to a pretty damn huge headline tour. That includes a pair of dates at London’s Alexandra Palace. Support on that run comes from The Big Moon and Liz Lawrence, apart from the 8th February, when Sundara Karma will replace the former. Got that? Good.
You can check out ‘I Can Hardly Speak’, and those live dates, below.
12 Sound Knowledge, Marlborough *Acoustic In-Store SOLD OUT
12 Crash, Brudenell Social Club, 6pm *Full Electric Out-Store
12 Crash, Brudenell Social Club, 8pm *Full Electric Out-Store SOLD OUT
13 Rough Trade at SWX, Bristol *Full Electric Out-Store
14 Vinilo at 1865, Southampton *Full Electric Out-Store
15 Resident at Chalk, Brighton*Full Electric Out-Store SOLD OUT
16 Banquet Records at New Slang, London, 7pm *Full Electric Out-Store
16 Banquet Records at New Slang, London, 9pm *Full Electric Out-Store SOLD OUT
17 Rough Trade East, London, 1pm *In Store Signing
17 Rough Trade, London, 7pm *Acoustic In-Store SOLD OUT
18 Rough Trade, Nottingham 1pm *Acoustic In-Store SOLD OUT
18 Truck at O2 Academy, Oxford 7pm *Full Electric Out-Store SOLD OUT
20 Fopp, Cambridge, 5:30pm *Acoustic In-Store
20 Corn Exchange, Cambridge SOLD OUT
21 HMV, Bournemouth, 5:30pm *Acoustic In-Store
21 Academy, Bournemouth SOLD OUT
22 HMV The Vault, Birmingham, 6pm *Acoustic In-Store
23 HMV, Leicester, 5:30pm *Acoustic In-Store
23 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
24 University SU Great Hall, Cardiff SOLD OUT
25 Academy, Leeds SOLD OUT
27 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT
28 Barrowland, Glasgow SOLD OUT
29 Barrowland, Glasgow SOLD OUT
31 Academy, Birmingham SOLD OUT
1 The Centre, Brighton SOLD OUT
3 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester SOLD OUT
4 Academy, Sheffield NEW DATE
6 UEA, Norwich SOLD OUT
7 Alexandra Palace, London SOLD OUT
8 Alexandra Palace, London
10 Vicar Street, Dublin SOLD OUT
11 Vicar Street, Dublin SOLD OUT
12 Ulster Hall, Belfast SOLD OUT