Bastille will release their debut album ‘Bad Blood‘ on March 4th this year, the band have confirmed.
Led by Dan Smith, the quartet have built up an impressive cult following in Britain since first emerging as a solo venture with a strong DIY ethic in 2012. Rapturously received singles and EPs have resulted in sold out UK tours and two imminent, and again sold out, headline appearances at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London.
“We basically made the album in a studio the size of a cupboard, so it was one extreme to the other,” Smith has commented on ‘Bad Blood’. “Producing the record, I wanted to off-set epic sounding instrumentation with lyrics that combine intimate stories or conversation. The contrast was something that appealed to me.”
“I wanted each to be its own story with its own atmosphere which brings in different sounds and elements of production, incorporating aspects of the different genres and styles that I love; Hip hop, indie, pop and folk. Film soundtracks can be broad and varied but tied together by the film itself – and I hope the album will be something like that, but held together by my voice and my songwriting, each song a scene or part of a bigger picture.”
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