Bastille – New Single ‘Of The Night’ out 25 November
Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the single ‘Flaws’ from a little known band called Bastille. It was love at first listen and you should check out the YouTube video of this great track. Then they released ‘Pompeii’ and the rest is history.
Bastille have announced their new single Of The Night and album All This Bad Blood, both out 25th November 2013.
Last month Bastille’s debut album Bad Blood smashed into the U.S Billboard charts at No.11 to become the No.1 debut British album in the U.S in 2013 so far. It was an incredible feat for a band that had only briefly visited the U.S for a few small shows. The band played their first ever North American tour last month, 11 sold out nights at 1000 – 2000 capacity venues. They continue to play sold out shows across the world and in January will visit South Africa for the first time where they will play 3 sold out shows to an audience of 20,000 people.
Single Pompeii continues to be one of the biggest singles of the year with nearly 2 million sales worldwide. The track was recently voted the 2nd best song of the last 5 years by Radio 1 listeners and has had over 40 million video views online.
On Monday of this week Bastille headed out on their third sold out UK tour and recently announced a further tour for early 2014 with a show at London’s Alexandra Palace which sold out in days, over 10,000 tickets shifted 6 months ahead of the event. As one of the most successful live bands in Britain, Bastille were voted by NME readers as one of their favourite bands to see at this summer’s festivals.
We knew that they were something special last year (Flaws was my favourite video for all my reviews) but their rise since have been amazing. They went from playing at festivals in the small band tents to headlining in just 12 months.
All This Bad Blood Tracklisting;
2. Things We Lost in the Fire
3. Bad Blood
5. These Streets
6. Weight of Living, Pt. II
10. Daniel in the Den
11. Laura Palmer
12. Get Home
“Part I: All This Bad Blood”
2. The Silence
4. Weight Of Living, Pt. I
6. Durban Skies
7. Laughter Lines
“Part II: Other People’s Heartache”
8. Previously On Other People’s Heartache…
9. Of The Night
10. The Draw
11. What Would You Do
13. Tuning Out…
UK tour dates as follows;
All 2013 dates sold out and only the following dates available for next year.
27/2 Edinburgh Corn Exchange
4/3 Bournemouth International Centre
By Doug Duffin