Bombay Bicycle Club have been writing songs for Saturday nights and songs for Sunday mornings since their mid-teens. That they’re now barely in their thirties and remain one of the most inventive, insistent and, arguably, influential British guitar bands of the past generation says much to their powers of reinvention. But it also speaks to the band’s effortless ear for a melody and the masters of its deployment.In 2009, a fresh-faced Bombay Bicycle Club released their debut album,I Had The Blues But I ShookThem Loose. It’s a record that the band’s earliest adopters swear by, the soundtrack to very specific moments in their life, and with vivid memories to boot. A visceral record, teeming with teenage angst and youthful abandonment. Songs that spoke to thousands, and a heart on its sleeve statement of this young band’s intent.It was followed by 2010’s Flaws and a total change of pace and perspective. A long-drawn inhalation of a record, with a relaxed exhalation. Acoustic guitars replaced all the freneticism and crunch of their debut. It charted in the UK top 10, and everyone who had them pegged as a relentless bunch of boisterous young noise niks were given something to think about.That year, the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards nominated Flaws for best album.By 2011, and now fully in their stride, the band turned left once more to deliverA Different Kind OfFix.It was a record that took, sonically at least, two big steps forward. An imaginative, but no less infectious collection of oddball pop songs that spawned the likes of Shuffle and How Can YouSwallow So Much Sleep, and painted Bombay Bicycle Club in vivid splashes of colour. Three years passed before the band reappeared withSo Long, See You Tomorrow in 2014. A real“Greatest Hits” of a record, the likes ofCarry Me, Luna, Feel all providing texture and left field rhythms that suggested a band in their absolute prime and at their heights of invention. It’s incredible to consider that the band were still a young band by anyone’s standards, but able to sound so accomplished, unpredictable and imaginative on an album that shone as a worthy nomination for 2014’s Mercury Music Prize. The band concluded the album’s cycle by selling outLondon’s Earls Court–the last show before it was demolished. That Bombay Bicycle Club took its roof off was a timely prelude to its eventual destruction.