Distorted Light Beam, a gleaming, metallic rush of retro-futuristic pop, marks a new chapter for the multi-platinum selling band, one that revolutionises the Bastille sound, and is the first release from the band’s forthcoming fourth studio album due out later this year. Set in the future, the video for the track sees newly developed immersive technology, Futurescape created by pioneering global tech entity Future Inc transform life as we know it, and alongside the band features, Remmie Milner from BAFTA winning series, Save Me. Watch here
The four-piece have been experimenting and augmenting the Bastille sound since the release of their last album Doom Days in 2019, the conclusion of an unofficial trilogy. Last year they released the Goosebumps’ EP, featuring Graham Coxon on “What You Gonna Do???” and US producer Kenny Beats on the title track as they continued to pen songs that seek to understand and offer escape from the modern human condition
Doom Days received huge critical acclaim and charted in the top 5 in both the UK and U.S, the only UK band to have achieved this chart landmark alongside The Beatles and Queen in 2019. The record found the band at their most lyrically provocative, most accomplished, and most vital and charts the course of one night in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse (sound familiar?) During the course of 2019 the four-piece continued to cement their reputation as one of the world’s most captivating live bands having played an extensive two month-long sold-out U.S and UK tour. At the beginning of 2020 Bastille received their sixth Brit nomination and their second nomination for British Group.
In January 2021, Bastille were the subject of ReOrchestrated, a documentary film that provided a revelatory and bracingly honest new look into the band’s journey so far, framed through their ReOrchestrated shows and diving into themes of motivation, anxiety and imposter syndrome.
This summer Bastille ReOrchestrated headline both Latitude and Standon Calling with a further two sold out shows at Hampton Court Palace Festival in August – dates below.
With over 11 million records sold, 6 UK top 40 singles and 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continue to be one of the world’s most streamed bands.
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