Bombay Bicycle Club Teams Up with Holly Humberstone for New Track “Diving”

Picture of Bombay Bicycle Club "Diving"

Bombay Bicycle Club has joined forces with rising singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone on their latest track titled “Diving“, which is part of their upcoming album.

The collaboration came about when Humberstone reached out to the band’s frontman, Jack Steadman, to work on some songwriting for her own music. Recognizing her admiration for the band, they thought of her when they needed a perfect accompaniment for Steadman on the song.

In “Diving“, Steadman described the essence of the track as reminiscent of that unforgettable summer experienced at the age of 15, where everything felt new and exhilarating, similar to diving off a high cliff into a lake. He expressed that Humberstone was an ideal match for the song due to her ability to capture the emotions of early life with her music and deliver a heartfelt performance.

Diving” is the second release from Bombay Bicycle Club‘s upcoming sixth album, titled My Big Day, following the title track. This record serves as the follow-up to their 2020 album, ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong.’

Produced by Jack Steadman himself, My Big Day features collaborations with acclaimed artists such as Damon Albarn, Jay Som, Nilüfer Yanya, and Holly Humberstone. Additionally, a fifth special guest is set to release a song with the band later in the summer. The album is scheduled for release on October 20 via AWAL, and fans can pre-order it now.

To support the album’s release, the band has planned a few record store gig dates, followed by a full European headline tour in November. For those interested in attending, tour dates and ticket information are available here.

Bombay Bicycle Club 2023 tour dates are:

26 – Leeds, Project House
27 – Derbyshire, Y Not Festival
28 – London, WOMAD
30 – Benidorm, Low Festival

4 – Germany, Apple Tree Garden Festival
19 – Belgium, Pukkelpop
20 – The Netherlands, Lowlands

17 – Leicester, Academy 2 (in association with Truck)
18 – Oxford, The Academy (In association with Truck)
19 – London, PRYZM (in association with Banquet Records)
20 – London, Rough Trade East
21 – Portsmouth, Pier (in association with Pie & Vinyl)
22 – Marlborough, The Church (in association with Sound Knowledge) *Matinee acoustic performance
22 – Bristol, Marble Factory (in association with Rough Trade)
23 – Coventry, The Empire (in association with HMV)
24 – Liverpool, Hangar 34 (in association with Jacaranda Records)
25 – Edinburgh, Liquid Room (in association with Assai Records)
26 – Dundee, Fat Sam’s  (in association with Assai Records)

13– Madrid, Riviera
14– Barcelona, Sala Apolo
16– Milan, Alcatraz
17– Munich, Tonhalle
18– Lausanne, Docks
19 – Hamburg, Docks
21 – Paris, Trabendo
22 – Berlin, Columbiahalle
23– Warsaw, Progresja
25 – Antwerp, De Roma
26 – Cologne, Live Music Hall
27 – Amsterdam, Melkweg
28 – Amsterdam, Melkweg

Recently, Bombay Bicycle Club delighted fans with the announcement of a unique Karaoke Tour in the UK. During these special events, fans will have the opportunity to join the band on stage at Rough Trade record stores in London, Nottingham, and Bristol, where all four members of the band will act as the house band. Fans will be invited to sing or play along to tracks from the band’s extensive discography, spanning five studio albums.