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Bombay Bicycle Club - Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

A strained voice from a day riding rollercoasters at Blackpool Pleasure Beach didn’t show as Jack Steedman from Bombay Bicycle Club took to the stage at The Empress Ballroom on Friday night.

Blackpool’s own Rae Morris received a warm reaction from her home crowd as she opened up proceedings in support.

But when the headliners arrived, How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep provided an epic entrance as they showcased their third album, A Different Kind of Fix.


Few words were said during the set where they pedalled out an impressively eclectic mix of styles.

From the piano led pop sounding single, Shuffle to the surprising rock riffs of Lights Out, Words Gone and even the Radiohead inspired haunting vocals of Still, the transition was effortless.

A sprinkling of songs from their second album, Flaws also went down a storm, especially single Ivy and Gold. Jack Steedman’s vocals seem particularly well suited to the indie folk numbers.

Although not particularly a band you would expect to create a mosh pit, there was enthusiastic pogoing and even some brave crowd surfers who rode the waves to singles from their debut album, Evening Morning and It’s Always Like This.

The Giantess completed a triumphant finale.