Bombay Bicycle Club
Bombay Bicycle Club is a four-piece indie folk band from Crouch End, north London consisting of Jack Steadman (lead vocals, guitar), Jamie MacColl (guitar), Ed Nash (bass) and Suren de Saram (drums).
When the band first started out, at they were called The Canals and they changed their name to Bombay Bicycle Club after the Indian take-away chain.
Bombay Bicycle Club had a life changing moment when they entered the Virgin Mobile's "Road to V" competition in 2006 which they won, and this led them onto playing at the opening of the 2006 V Festival and the band became hot property with the likes of the NME giving them great praise.
After winning the V competition, Bombay Bicycle Club toured the UK and their debut EP, The Boy I Used to Be, reached the top 5. Gaining further recognition through various other new talent showcases, Bombay Bicycle club gained a reputation on the alternative scene, and went on to sign a deal with Island Records in 2008.
In 2010 Bombay Bicycle Club won the award for Best New Band at the NME Awards who were up against the likes of other rising indie bands such as The xx and The Big Pink.
The band released acoustic album Flaws (2010) which reached #8 in the UK Albums Chart and has since been nominated for the Ivor Novello (for best album) in 2011.