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The Boy I Used to Be

The Boy I Used to Be
Bombay Bicycle Club
Released 12 February 2007
Recorded United Kingdom Chapel Studios, Lincolnshire, 2006[1]
Genre Indie rock
Indie pop[2]
Length 16:36[3]
Label Mmm... Recordings (self-published)
Producer Jim Abbiss
Bombay Bicycle Club chronology

The Boy I Used to Be
(2007)
How We Are
(2007)

The Boy I Used to Be is the first extended play (EP) by Bombay Bicycle Club, released in 2007. It was released on CD and 1,000 limited edition numbered 10-inch vinyls. 500 vinyl copies were also pressed by the independent record label Nettwerk.[4] It was the band's first release since winning Channel 4's "Road to V" competition, where they won the opportunity to be the opening act at the 2006 V Festival.[5]

Recording

The EP was recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire with the music producer Jim Abbiss,[6] who had previously worked with Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian.[7] It contained tracks that were re-recordings of demos that the band had performed in their bedrooms.[8]

Release

The band self-released the EP on their own label, Mmm... Records,[9] despite receiving numerous record label offers following the "Road to V" competition.[8] In an interview with The Independent, the band stated that this was because they wanted to gain more experience in the industry first.[10]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Jack Steadman, all music composed by Bombay Bicycle Club.
No. Title Length
1. "The Hill"   4:05
2. "Sixteen"   4:08
3. "Open House"   3:02
4. "Cancel On Me"   5:21

References

External links

  • Bombay Bicycle Club official website
  • Myspace
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