Jack Steadman was always Bombay Bicycle Club’s secret weapon; the thing that set them apart from the myriad of other 00s indie bands.
He’s someone that, as a teenager, was cranking out festival-ready bangers that captured a generation. His love of hip hop and of sample culture (a path he was planning on treading before BBC came along) twisted their sound into something with a hypnotic edge.
But the somewhat reluctant frontman (an introvert at heart) was always working within a certain constraint, that of being part of a four person indie band with guitars, drums and bass. Mr Jukes and his debut solo album God First is his chance to truly spread his wings and dive into those parts of himself we saw peek through in BBC’s last album So Long, See You Whenever.