Bombay Bicycle Club is an alternative rock band from North London, comprising vocalist Jack Steadman, guitarist Jamie MacColl, bass player Ed Nash and drummer Suren de Saram. The quartet named themselves after a chain of Indian restaurants in London. After winning Virgin Mobile's "Road to V" competition on Channel 4 in 2006, the band were given the opening slot of the 2006 V Festival, playing on the Channel 4 Stage in Chelmsford on August 19th. After releasing a couple of EPs independently, Bombay Music Club signed a deal with Island Records in late 2008 and released their debut album, I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose on July 6, 2009.
This is the lead single from Bombay Bicycle Club's third album, A Different Kind Of Fix. The song was released on June 23, 2011 and peaked at #69 on the UK Singles Chart. Two months later it returned to the chart, this time reaching #64.
A chopped up vocal sample of folk singer Lucy Rose's voice features in the chorus. She also appears in the song's music video.
The song was originally written by Steadman in the late 2000s and he reworked it as more of a hip-hop track for A Different Kind Of Fix. The vocal melody was taken from an afro-beat song that he and Ed Nash used to play during soundchecks.
Steadman told NME that the piano is "from an old jazz record". He added that he sampled the vocals from guitarist Jamie MacColl's brother's band Lo-Fi Culture Scene.