Footage has emerged of Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman joining Holly Humberstone onstage at Shepherd’s Bush Empire earlier this month.
The pair duetted on Humberstone’s ‘Friendly Fire’, the closing track from her second EP ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’, which was released on November 12. You can see the footage of the stripped-back rendition of the track, shared to Humberstone’s official YouTube channel, below.
The performance was the singer-songwriter’s second collaborative rework of the track, having duetted with Griff on the song at London’s Session Arts Club, a take that Humberstone dubbed the “Emotional Grim Reaper’ version. She also shared a bare-bones reimagining of her song ‘Scarlett’, recorded at The Roxy in Los Angeles with Australian indie-pop musician Ruel, earlier this month.
‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’ is Humberstone’s second EP and itself features a high-profile collaboration with The 1975’s Matty Healy having co-written ‘Please Don’t Go Just Yet’. The follow-up to her 2020 debut EP ‘Falling Asleep at the Wheel’, ‘The Walls Are Way Too Thin’ has been met with critical acclaim, with NME calling it “a six-track collection that is remarkable for its emotional insight”.
Steadman returned to his Mr Jukes solo moniker back in August to release a collaborative album with London rapper Barney Artist, entitled ‘The Locket’, to generally positive reviews.
It came as Bombay Bicycle Club made a triumphant return to festival stages over the summer, including at Latitude and All Points East, in support of their fifth album, 2020’s ‘Everything Else Has Gone Wrong’.
Both Humberstone and Steadman will be on the road into 2022, with the former supporting Girl In Red on an extensive US tour in March and April before heading for thee festival circuit in the summer, as well as joining Blossoms on the bill at George Ezra’s huge Finsbury Park show in July.
Bombay Bicycle Club, meanwhile, recently announced an appearance at Live in Leeds in the Park in June. That same month, the band will share a bill with Humberstone at Germany’s Hurricane and Southside festivals.