In the middle of an intimate tour, Bastille played The Brook in Southampton, England, hosted by Vinilo Record Store and we got to see the amazing show! Intimate gigs will always hold a special place in our hearts – being that much closer to the artists we love, with smaller crowds, always make it feel like we’re supporting long-time friends.
Bastille played to a crowd of a few hundred fans, and a lot of those fans were first-timers seeing Bastille live. Crazy, right?! With everything from electric-pop vocals to dreamy fluid feeling sounds, it was everything anyone would expect from the band and more.
The show featured a special song incorporating the crowd’s dreams – the sleep kind, not the aspirational kind. Dan even said they were taking requests, making each show a little more personal. The night before, Bastille received a bad review comparing their purposeful electronic vocals to Cher. Of course, this was one of the greatest compliments anyone could receive.
Give Me The Future is one hell of an album. Whilst the show featured songs from that album, Bastille took a trip down memory lane playing songs like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘Good Grief.’ ‘Shut Off The Lights’ took a special turn – Charlie got the whole crowd to sing the chorus whilst he trapped it inside a soundbox, to repeat when they performed the song. Getting the crowd involved is nothing new to Bastille. Dan spent half his time chatting to people and eating candy they were offering him.
The show was full of talking and laughing, and we felt so much closer to the band than ever before. Bastille are due to go on tour again soon, and you can purchase tickets here. Will we be seeing you there?
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