Published on September 8th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Jack Steadman of the Bombay Bicycle Club has Performed ‘She’s Lost Control’ with Peter Hook
A performance at the Ritz…Steadman does his thing.
Perhaps he took inspiration from his band the Bombay Bicycle Club when Jack Steadman performed with Peter Hook. By all accounts ‘She’s Lost Control’ was a success on the day. You can judge for yourself by watching the video clip of the event. To be fair the singer was somewhat baffled by the concept and he thought that the African Express collaboration was one of the most surreal things that he had ever done. At least we can all agree on one thing.
The performance took place at the HMV Ritz in Manchester (England) on the 5th of September. The B-B-C frontman was joined by the bassist from Joy Division (New Order) to perform a version of their classic number. This is all part of the Africa Express tour which is doing the rounds in the country. It features Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz. The band mainman is joined by Blur and Nick Zinner of ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’. Others are Amadou & Marian, Giles Peterson and Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals. There is Barat of The Libertines and Maximo Park. Moreover The Temper Trap and Rizzle Kicks have also joined the touring party.
Surreal events and great performances
Jack Steadman is obviously delighted with the tour that he considers to be ‘out of this world’. In particular he pointed out the fact that everybody was picking up so quickly. For example he was doing the ‘shuffle’ with some African percussion. This is a world away from his regular tours. Previously he had to turn down an opportunity to join the touring group because he was in China at that point in time. The frontman says that the improvised nature of the concert is far removed from what they are used to in the Bombay Bicycle Club. He joked that Peter Hook told him that he was following him and Jack replied that it was Hook’s song after all.
The B-B-C mainman says that he would like to continue writing new music using the same improvised approach that is prevalent in the African Express tour. However he says that being influenced by African music is not a new concept to him. This particular project brings together a collective of Western and African musicians and DJs. It was co-founded by Damon Albarn. In addition to their gigs in Bristol and Cardiff, they attend all manner of venues ranging from schools to factories.