Returning from their US tour with Two Door Cinema Club to rave reviews and mass spluttering declarations of love for their third album, last night Bombay Bicycle Club played an intimate show at Camden’s Barfly.
Kicking off precedings was left to CBC’s current girl crush Lucy Rose who’s honeyed vocals and delicate lyrics snared the jam-packed crowd into silence, until requesting we ‘scream-a-long’ for her glorious track Bikes.
Submerged in smoke, BBC plunged into their set with Evening/Morning, the frenzied riffs igniting the crowd to move along the only way possible, vertically. Dipping in and out of I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose and Different Kind Of Fix the London lads seemed delighted by the crowd’s ability to sing back every lyric, despite the latter’s release barely 3 weeks ago.
Dedicating Lamplight to The Barfly for past gig memories, Jack, Jamie and Ed ripped through the monster-chords, pummelling their strings with such force you almost taste their grated fingertips.
Highlights of the night included the jaunty-jangly, catchy-as-hell Shuffle, new single Lights Out Words Gone and the set’s closing, Always Like This.
After drawing in a near headling sized audience at Reading and Latitude, I was prepared for a squeeze in the ipod-sized venue, and although I was eating someone’s hair at one point and was caught inappropriate a few fair times with my fellow punters, the show was worth every misplaced elbow.