NEW SINGLE ‘FLAWS’ OUT NOW
FEB/MARCH 2013 TOUR DATES
28-Feb-12 Liverpool O2 Academy 2
1-Mar-12 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
2-Mar-12 Glasgow Oran Mor
4-Mar-12 Preston 53 Degrees
5-Mar-12 Manchester Club Academy
7-Mar-12 Southampton Mo’ Club
8-Mar-12 Norwich Waterfront
9-Mar-12 Birmingham HMV Institute – Library
10-Mar-12 Leeds The Cockpit
19-Mar-12 Sheffield Leadmill
21-Mar-12 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
22-Mar-12 Oxford O2 Academy
23-Mar-12 Cardiff Solus
25-Mar-12 Brighton Concorde 2
27-Mar-12 Bristol Thekla
28-Mar-12 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
To celebrate the release of their new single, ‘Flaws’, Bastille are pleased to announce their biggest tour to date. The band will appear at sixteen cities across the UK culminating in a show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on Friday 28th March 2013.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 26th October from
It seems there is no stopping London-based Bastille who’s ever increasing fanbase are clearly connecting with the band’s haunting melodies, strong narratives and rhythmic backbone.
A busy summer saw them play over 30 festivals, and culminated in a storming, tent-packed set at Reading and a live performance on BBC3. Having only released a couple of singles, and yet to release a debut album, Bastille have already sold out two headline tours this year and last week headlined London’s Koko, which sold out months in advance and saw fans ecstatically singing along to every word.
‘Flaws’ is the band’s third single to be released on Virgin records and has received great support across Radio 1 where the band has been championed by Huw Stephens and Greg James. The single was playlisted across XFM, 6 Music, NME, Absolute and Q Radio and received huge support from indie music bloggers.
Like many Bastille songs ‘Flaws’was written and initially recorded by lead singer, songwriter and producer Dan Smith in his bedroom on an old laptop. Like many of his songs, it sees a dialogue between characters who exist solely in the universe of each song. Like Regina Spektor, Dan’s songs are his stories; vehicles to muse on things he wants to talk about and this resonates with their fans, who find a personal element to the music.
Given the indie music maelstrom it’s a rarity to see a band achieve so much in such a short space of time but Bastille are paving their own way, creating great pop songs that are both absorbing and genre-defining.
Sure to be one of the albums to watch for next year, Bastille’s ‘Bad Blood’ will be released in March 2013.