Following their spectacular sold out show at Oh Yeah Music Centre this past October, South London four-piece Bastille have just announced an exclusive headline performance at Mandela Hall Belfast on Saturday, April 6th 2013.
Only the brave and original survive the indie music maelstrom which either sucks new guitar bands down into the depths or produces identikit sounds capitalising on trends of any given time. Bastille have moved away from the common output being churned out by indie bands to create pop songs that are absorbing and genre defining without ever being formulaic. The origins of Bastille lie in the creative mind of singer/song writer Dan Smith whose embracement of multi-eclectic musical styles have led to one of the most exciting sounds in new music today.
The music of Bastille was brought to life by one, but on stage the songs are emancipated by four band members, each dabbling with vocals, keyboards and percussion. Chris Wood on drums and bassist, Will Farquarson, are old musical acquaintances of Dan's. Kyle Simmons, completing the line-up as keyboardist, is a friend of Dan’s who initially crossed paths with him at a party. Each has their main role in Bastille; however, confining them to a particular instrument would be as narrow as pigeon-holing Bastille to a certain musical genre. It is sonically that they are united, with vocal cohesion creating a live sound that transcends Dan’s more autonomous creative approach to recording the music.
New album entitled “Bad Blood” out March 1st
Tickets priced £13.50 excluding booking fee go on-sale this Friday, January 18th at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and www.shine.net
Artists » Bastille
Bastille is a band from South London, England, formed in 2010. Bastille started out as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The quartet consists of Dan Smith, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band comes from Bastille Day; the day Dan Smith was born.
Bastille debuted in June 2011 with their 7" single, "Flaws"/"Icarus" (released on Young & Lost Club). This was then followed by their Laura Palmer EP later in 2011.
Read more about Bastille on Last.fm.
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- Things We Lost in the Fire
- Of the Night
- Bad Blood
- Laura Palmer
- These Streets