Bombay Bicycle Club and Chaka Khan join forces for Tekken 2

Bombay Bicycle Club and Chaka Khan have joined forces to record a new single.

Bombay Bicycle Club have teamed up with Chaka Khan for their new single.

The indie band's latest single, 'Tekken 2', features a surprise feature from the queen of funk, and Chaka has revealed that she relished the experience of working with the group.

The 70-year-old star said: "After Jack [Steadman] invited me and then sent the song, I loved it, the ethereal part drew me in. The band has such innovative and passionate energy, truly great musicians. Absolute vibes."

Jack also found working with Chaka to be a surreal experience.

He shared: "It has been a pretty crazy journey, from sitting on my sofa messing around with a keyboard and drum machine to sitting across from Chaka Khan in a fancy Los Angeles studio giving her singing directions.

"Chaka was an absolute superstar and the whole experience was so positive. I think the song reflects that - it's about coming together, putting any bad thoughts aside and just enjoying the moment."

The single features on Bombay Bicycle Club's new album, 'My Big Day', which is released on October 20.

The upcoming record also features the likes of Damon Albarn, Jay Som, Nilufer Yanya, and Holly Humberstone.

Meanwhile, Bombay Bicycle Club have announced plans for a new headline tour across the UK and Ireland for January and February.

The tour will begin in Belfast on January 29 and will end in Cardiff on February 18.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour go on sale from October 25, and on general sale from October 27.

The band have also announced plans to perform a summer show at Alexandra Palace Park in London on July 12.

UK and Ireland tour dates:

Belfast - January 29

Dublin - January 30

Birmingham - February 2

Brighton - February 3

Bristol - February 5

Nottingham - February 6

Sheffield - February 8

Norwich - February 9

Cambridge - February 10

Glasgow - February 12

Newcastle - February 15

Manchester - February 16

Cardiff - February 18

London - July 12

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