The Boy I Used to Be

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The Boy I Used to Be
Boy I Used To Be.jpg
EP by 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
How We Are

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 vinyl. 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]


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]


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[edit]

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


  1. ^ "The Boy I Used To Be/How We Are". Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bombay Bicycle Club open day two of Reading Festival on NME/Radio 1 stage". NME. 23 August 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "The Boy I Used To Be by Bombay Bicycle Club". Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "The Boy I Used To Be, by Bombay Bicycle Club (10" on Nettwerk)". Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Sheffield, Hazel (15 October 2008). "Bombay Bicycle Club taking their stabilisers off". Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Londonist Meets... Bombay Bicycle Club". 13 March 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  7. ^ Lester, Paul (1 November 2007). "No 217: Bombay Bicycle Club". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Lloyd, Jeremy (March 2007). "Bombay Bicycle Club". musicOMH. Retrieved 6 January 2008. 
  9. ^ French, Jade; Purssell, Guy. "Bombay Bicycle Club - Interviews". This Is Fake DIY. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  10. ^ Harris, Sarah (20 May 2007). "Too cool for school: The teen bands who've got the music industry on the run". The Independent. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 

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