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 with a visit to Southampton’s Mo Club on Thursday, 7th March 2013.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 26th October from http://www.kililive.com/artists/bastille/
It seems there is no stopping London-based Bastille who’s ever increasing fan-base 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 play-listed 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, Batilles ‘Bad Blood’ will be released in March 2013.
Liverpool Academy Thu 28 February
Edinburgh Liquid Room Fri 01 March
Glasgow Oran Mor Sat 02 March
Preston 53 Degrees Mon 04 March
Manchester Club Academy Tue 05 March
Southampton Mo Club Thu 07 March
Norwich Waterfront Fri 08 March
Birmingham Library Sat 09 March
Leeds Cockpit Sun 10 March
Sheffield Leadmill Tue 19 March
Nottingham Rescue Rooms Thu 21 March
Oxford O2 Academy Fri 22 March
Cardiff Solus Sat 23 March
Brighton Concorde 2 Mon 25 March
Bristol Thekla Wed 27 March
London Shepherds Bush Empire Thu 28 March