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BASTILLE – REVOLUTION

Bastille releases the official video for new single, the electronic club banger “Revolution”—watch HERE. The celestial visuals see Dan Smith and a dancer illuminated by an ethereal, suspended sphere, interspersed with cosmic imagery, playing into the vibrantly futuristic sonics of the track.

Dan explains, “The chorus is about the intimacy of human connection in the context of some science fiction, space-centered imagery. But it’s also about the idea of those amazingly thoughtful people who spend their lives trying to change the world in a positive way.”

“I’m totally over-awed by people like that – if you’re one of them, like an inventor, activist or scientist, you have to have the ability to imagine a version of the future that’s better than what currently exists, and then have that energy to actually work to make it happen. Alongside all the other things life throws at you. So, I wanted to nod to those people and the idea that before anything big happens, most of them will have had these little revolutions in their minds, a change of perspective that leads to something bigger.”

Taking inspiration from Quincy Jones’ production, “Revolution” had always been one of the core songs for Give Me The Future. The track now features on part two of the band’s three-part extended edition of the critically acclaimed, number one album. Dubbed Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past, the new release—out August 26th—features another album’s worth of new songs, collaborations, covers, and reprises.

“In releasing this version of the record, we wanted to give the complete picture of what we intended with this album and also explore the idea that you can choose your own adventure,” Dan says. “You can dive into the ideas of the future and an electronic world, or you can fall back into the past – away from technology and into ideas of memory and nostalgia – both thematically and musically. Or you can choose full-on dancefloor heartbreak escape.”

With the original album on part one, part two continues some of the themes and narrative from the original record, delving into songs that are shot through with notions of technological dependence, human connection and the limitless possibilities of life online. Part three, meanwhile, acts as a mini return to the band’s acclaimed “Other People’s Heartache” Mixtape series opening the four-piece up to collaborations, covers and concept-free creativity.

Since the release of the record, Bastille have created an immersive experience at their sold-out gigs, bringing the themes of the album to life in arenas across the UK and on a tour of North America. At this year’s Glastonbury Festival, such was the demand to witness their secret set the festival organizers had to cordon off the surrounding area at the 1,000-capacity William’s Green tent as festivalgoers tried to descend in the masses to catch a glimpse of their secret performance.

Such fervent scenes continue across the summer as the band play huge sets at festivals across the UK and Europe, including Boardmasters, Sziget, and two mammoth sub-headliner spots at Reading & Leeds 2022. Following that, they’ll take the “Give Me The Future” tour to South America, stopping in Argentina and Brazil, before continuing the enthralling trek across Europe.

PART ONE – GIVE ME THE FUTURE

  1. Distorted Light Beam
  2. Thelma + Louise
  3. No Bad Days
  4. Brave New World (Interlude)
  5. Back To The Future
  6. Plug In…
  7. Promises (by Riz Ahmed)
  8. Shut Off The Lights
  9. Stay Awake?
  10. Give Me The Future
  11. Club 57
  12. Total Dissociation (Interlude)
  13. Future Holds [feat. BIM]

PART TWO – DREAMS OF THE PAST

  1. Back To The Innerverse (Interlude)
  2. Real Life
  3. Family Ties
  4. Distorted Light Beam (Reprise)
  5. Revolution
  6. survivin’
  7. No More Bad Days
  8. Hope For The Future

PART THREE – OTHER PEOPLE’S HEART ACHE

  1. Other People’s Heartache (Interlude)
  2. Run Into Trouble [Alok x Bastille]
  3. Remind Me
  4. Eight Hours [Bastille x Tyde]
  5. Dancing In The Dark
  6. Running Away

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PREORDER HERE

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BASTILLE – FUTURE

BASTILLE ANNOUNCES GIVE ME THE FUTURE  + DREAMS OF THE PAST OUT AUGUST 26TH

NEW SINGLE “REVOLUTION” OUT NOW

OFFICIAL VIDEO COMING SOON

LISTEN HERE

WATCH HERE

PREORDER HERE

Earlier this year, Bastille released their hotly anticipated #1 album, Give Me The Future, a record that explores a futuristic wonderland free from restrictions. The album embraces a new wave of technology, which enables us to get lost inside our imagination and travel back and forward in time to be anyone or do anything.

Now, the band are adding a further instalment to this critically acclaimed release, sharing a three-part extended edition of the album, dubbed Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past, featuring another album’s worth of new songs, collaborations, covers, and reprises. Watch HERE.

“In releasing this version of the record, we wanted to give the complete picture of what we intended with this album and also explore the idea that you can choose your own adventure,” frontman Dan Smith says. “You can dive into the ideas of the future and an electronic world, or you can fall back into the past – away from technology and into ideas of memory and nostalgia – both thematically and musically. Or you can choose full-on dancefloor heartbreak escape.”

With the original album on part one, part two continues some of the themes and narrative from the original record, delving into songs that are shot through with notions of technological dependence, human connection, and the limitless possibilities of life online. Part three, meanwhile, acts as a mini return to the band’s acclaimed “Other People’s Heartache” Mixtape series opening the four-piece up to collaborations, covers, and concept-free creativity.

The new songs make ever clearer the link between the future and past, highlighting the ability to choose to go backwards as well as forwards like in more nostalgic cuts such as the Graceland-inspired “Family Ties.” Written about Smith’s memories of visiting his late aunt in South Africa, the warm, wistfulness of the track provides a counterpart to time travel’s usually futuristic sheen – as per new single, the rave-ready electronic club banger “Revolution”—listen HERE.

“Revolution” had always been one of the core songs for Give Me The Future and took inspiration from Quincy Jones’ production and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”. “The chorus is about the intimacy of human connection in the context of some science fiction, space-centred imagery. But it’s also about the idea of those amazingly thoughtful people who spend their lives trying to change the world in a positive way,” explains Dan. “I’m totally over-awed by people like that – if you’re one of them, like an inventor, activist or scientist, you have to have the ability to imagine a version of the future that’s better than what currently exists, and then have that energy to actually work to make it happen. Alongside all the other things life throws at you. So, I wanted to nod to those people and the idea that before anything big happens, most of them will have had these little revolutions in their minds, a change of perspective that leads to something bigger.”

On the “Other People’s Heartache” section of the album – Bastille bring that energy to life via collaborations; The glacial groove of “Run Into Trouble” with Alok, the garage stutter of “Eight Hours” with Tyde, a cover of the Bruce Springsteen classic “Dancing In The Dark,” and boundary-less new songs including the irresistible “Remind Me” and the melancholic power ballad “Running Away.”

The last song on the record is the beautifully ethereal “Hope For The Future,” a song which hints at where the band could sonically go next. Written for the soundtrack of the Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary From Devil’s Breath – a short film about forest fires, climate change, and tree planting. It centres around an acoustic guitar melody and Smith’s layered vocals. “I was thinking about Sufjan Stevens and Bon Iver and all the acoustic artists who manage to write music that is both orchestral and floaty, but also a grounded in some grit,” he says. “It was very much at odds with all of the synthesisers, drum machines, and electronic instruments and the production that we were using for Give Me The Future, but I feel super proud of it.”

Their fourth album, the masterful Give Me The Future, was hailed by many critics as their best release to date, with The Fader describing it as “a grand collection of sci-fi inspired songs attempting to make sense of the world’s fast-moving venture into dystopia.” NME said: “The result is the most expansive, yet cohesive record Bastille have put their name to,” adding that the band may have “created a perfect soundtrack to life after lockdown.” The Independent, meanwhile, declared: “When confined within Bastille’s catchy hooks and imaginative, era-spanning production, what lies ahead suddenly isn’t so terrible. The future is bright – for 30 minutes’ worth of bops, at least.”

Since the release of the record, Bastille has created an immersive experience at their sold-out gigs, bringing the themes of the album to life in arenas across the UK and on a tour of North America.

At this year’s Glastonbury Festival, such was the demand to witness their secret set, the festival organisers had to cordon off the surrounding area at the 1,000-capacity William’s Green tent as festivalgoers tried to descend in the masses to catch a glimpse of their secret performance.

Such fervent scenes will continue across the summer as the band play huge sets at festivals across the UK and Europe, including Boardmasters, Sziget, and two mammoth sub-headliner spots at Reading & Leeds 2022. Following that, they’ll take the “Give Me The Future” tour to South America, stopping in Argentina and Brazil, before continuing the enthralling trek across Europe.

PART ONE – GIVE ME THE FUTURE

  1. Distorted Light Beam
  2. Thelma + Louise
  3. No Bad Days
  4. Brave New World (Interlude)
  5. Back To The Future
  6. Plug In…
  7. Promises (by Riz Ahmed)
  8. Shut Off The Lights
  9. Stay Awake?
  10. Give Me The Future
  11. Club 57
  12. Total Dissociation (Interlude)
  13. Future Holds [feat. BIM]

PART TWO – DREAMS OF THE PAST

  1. Back To The Innerverse (Interlude)
  2. Real Life
  3. Family Ties
  4. Distorted Light Beam (Reprise)
  5. Revolution
  6. survivin’
  7. No More Bad Days
  8. Hope For The Future

PART THREE – OTHER PEOPLE’S HEART ACHE

  1. Other People’s Heartache (Interlude)
  2. Run Into Trouble [Alok x Bastille]
  3. Remind Me
  4. Eight Hours [Bastille x Tyde]
  5. Dancing In The Dark
  6. Running Away

ABOUT BASTILLE:
The four-piece has 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 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 U.K. and U.S., the only U.K. 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 U.K. tour. At the beginning of 2020, Bastille received their sixth Brit nomination and their second nomination for British Group. In January 2021, Bastille was 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. With over 11 million records sold, 6 U.K. Top 40 singles, and 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continues to be one of the world’s most streamed bands.

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DYLAN Shares New Single "Girl Of Your Dreams" via U Music Group for use by 360 MAGAZINE

DYLAN – DREAMS

Today, DYLAN shares her anticipated new single ‘Girl Of Your Dreams’, her first release for Island Records. As premiered on Jack Saunders’ BBC Radio 1 ‘Future Artists’ show in the Power Play slot, the track arrives alongside a new video, co-directed by Dylan and Carla Dauden.

Listen to ‘Girl Of Your Dreams’

Watch the video for ‘Girl Of Your Dreams’

‘Girl Of Your Dreams’ is a headrush of spiky energy that sits somewhere between pop perfection and a classic stadium rocker. The track is defined by a reckless sense of momentum, seamlessly merging alt-rock and pop sensibilities to create a sound that is unmistakably Dylan. Honed into its current form by months on the road, it is the product of a popstar who truly understands the power of live performance. 

“Girl of Your Dreams is very simple and straight to the point.” notes Dylan. “The day I wrote it, I was feeling a lot of frustration towards someone who sadly had absolutely no interest in me. Ultimately, they hadn’t done anything wrong, so instead of writing a “screw you” song, I wrote a “want me!” song. 

Fresh off of a UK stadium tour in support of Ed Sheeran, which included five sold out shows at London’s Wembley Stadium – Dylan might only be at the beginning of her journey as one of the UK’s most exciting new pop talents, but she’s had her sights set on big things since her childhood. 

Raised on a diet of classic rock and big riffs, she spent her early years atop her kitchen table, plywood guitar in hand. “I would stand there and shout, ‘hello Wembley!’ – that’s how I started a gig with my band when I was 11 too.”, she recalls.

The 22-year-old – whose real name is Tash Woods – might be destined for pop glory, but the influence of more alternative sounds colours her tongue-in-cheek characterisation of herself as “a wannabe rock star in a pop star’s body”. Since 2019, she’s been on a journey to find her own voice, moving through more electronic-focused, synth-pop songs (‘Good Enough’) and mournful piano ballads (‘IKWYDLN’). 

After two EPs, 2021 brought three singles in ‘Nineteen’, ‘You’re Not Harry Styles’ and ‘No Romeo’  that started to shape the real Dylan sound – big pop hooks driven by crunchy guitars, candid dissections of her life and loves into incisive, memorable lyrics. 

That candidness is part of what has already scored her praise from the likes of Notion, MTV, Vogue Italia, The Line Of Best Fit and BBC Introducing; UK support slots with Yungblud, Bastille, Ed Sheeran and an EU run with Tate McRae; inspiring an incredibly loyal and passionate fanbase to form around her. 

As she looks toward a summer of festival performances, a sold out UK headline tour and a steady stream of impeccable pop anthems, Dylan looks destined to continue hooking people into her world, rapidly expanding that fanbase in a big way. As it does so, she’s keeping her ambitions fittingly bold. “I want to be respected as a songwriter – for me it really is just about the music,” she explains. “And I want to headline Wembley – that’s everything I’ve had my sights on.” 

2022

23 July – King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels*

24th July – Latitude Festival

29th July – Mercury Lounge, New York City*

31st July – Lollapalooza, BMI Stage, Chicago

1st August – School Night, Los Angeles 

6th August – Øresundsparken, Copenhagen* 

26th August – Leeds Festival

27th August – Feastival

28th August – Reading Festival

21- 24th September – Reeperbahn Festival

24th September – Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt*

1st October – Neighbourhood Festival

30th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – SOLD OUT 

31st October – SWG3, Glasgow – SOLD OUT 

2nd November – Student Union, Newcastle – SOLD OUT 

4th November – Gorilla, Manchester – SOLD OUT 

5th November – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham – SOLD OUT 

6th – Arts Centre, Norwich – SOLD OUT 

7th – KOKO, London – SOLD OUT

9th – Fleece, Bristol – SOLD OUT 

10th – Patterns, Brighton – SOLD OUT

Bastille releases Remind Me via 360 MAGAZINE

Bastille – Remind Me

Just as the weather begins to warm, Bastille has shared a contender for song of the summer with the release of new single, “Remind Me”—listen HERE.
 

A breezy, sensual, and yet deceptively contemplative slice of pop, “Remind Me” demonstrates Bastille’s unrivalled ability to craft infectious melodies and irresistible hooks. Built around sliding funk guitars and Dan Smith’s distinctive vocals, the track grows until it reaches a chorus filled with baroque vocal harmonies, ominous bass, and driving percussion, Dan’s voice aching with longing and heartbreak.
 

The video for the track is a mesmerizing fly through of Bastille’s pioneering Give Me The Future Experience, launched this week on Oculus HERE. Formulated using footage from a special one-off show dubbed the ‘Futureverse’ gig, the band were able to bring the metaverse to a real-life physical performance using cutting-edge virtual production technologies. In a world first, fans from anywhere in the world were able to scan themselves into these worlds as stylized avatars and interact with the real-life band members as they performed on stage, re-inventing the metaverse meets live experience whilst elevating the human connection. Watch the video for “Remind Me” HERE.
 

“Remind Me” began life in LA whilst the band was working with Rami Yacoub from Max Martin’s production team MxM. Speaking about “Remind Me,” Dan says,
 

“I started working on ‘Remind Me’ a few years ago in LA with some writer friends at the very beginning of the Give Me The Future album process. We weren’t really sure what it would be for but always loved how different it felt. Finishing it off in London with Mark Crew and the rest of the guys, we’d wanted to make something sharp and minimal. The lyrics are about how our minds can taunt us with memories that play uncontrollably like scenes on a loop, so we set the track over this hypnotic, rolling guitar riff. We invited a bunch of singers to lend their voices to the track. We’d been diving into a bunch of music from the 80’s that had sounded futuristic at the time, so it fits with the ideas of the past’s versions of the future that we explore across the album. This song was like a jumping off point for us a couple of years ago and helped shape the sonic tone of the whole Give Me The Future album. Plus, I’m a massive Michel Gondry and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fan, and love how that film explores memory and relationships, so it was fun to nod to it.”
 

The track features background vocals from the band Fours and Zimbabwean-British singer Rationale.
 

“Remind Me” comes hot on the heels of Bastille’s critically acclaimed, #1 album, Give Me The FutureCalled “their best album” by both Rolling Stone UK and Clash and “the most expansive, yet cohesive record Bastille have put their name to” by NMEGive Me The Future explores a futuristic wonderland free from restrictions. Brimming with literary, cinematic, and cultural references to films like Thelma & Louise, the artist Keith Haring, and musicians like Phil Collins and The Police, the album is filled with danceable dreamscapes, providing an escapist universe where you can travel back and forward in time to be anyone, do anything, and embrace a new wave of technology, which enables us to get lost inside our imagination.
 

Having thrown themselves into co-writing for other artists in recent years, for the first time ever on a Bastille album, the band inched open the door to collaborators, working with venerable pop royalty such as Ryan Tedder (Adele, Taylor Swift) and Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga), as well as award-winning actor, musician, writer, creator, producer, director, and activist Riz Ahmed.
 

Bastille has just completed an extensive UK arena tour, and the band are currently on a huge tour of the US before returning to Europe and the UK this summer for a string of festival sets, including Kendal Calling, and Reading and Leeds Festival. They then set off on a South American and European tour later this year.

Endless Summer Artwork via NIkki Crystal for Universal Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

Jonas Blue × Sam Feldt

Multi-Platinum UK producer Jonas Blue and renowned Dutch DJ/producer Sam Feldt unveiled Endless Summer, a collaborative project that celebrates the joyful escapism found in summer raves and brings that positive energy to the rest of the year. Astralwerks gave fans a taste of what’s in store, releasing the duo’s first single, “Till The End,” with multi-Platinum artist and songwriter Sam DeRosa. Out of the box, Endless Summer delivers an irresistible dose of sun-kissed, dancefloor euphoria, centered around horns, sophisticated drops and DeRosa’s impassioned vocals. Listen to “Till The End” and view the trippy, kinetic visualizer, which includes performance footage of Blue and Feldt HERE. 

“Till The End” marks the beginning of an exciting new collaborative chapter for two of dance music’s most revered figures. Endless Summer will be touring the world this year and playing B2B sets at numerous festivals.

Jonas Blue‘s touring schedule also includes a residency in Las Vegas, shows in Ibiza, across the U.S., Europe and more. He kicked off 2022 with “Don’t Wake Me Up” with Why Don’t We, the first single from his forthcoming album, Together. The song has racked up over 75 million combined global streams. Across all his releases to date, which include “Fast Car,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Mama” and “Polaroid,” his collaboration with Liam Payne, Jonas has amassed more than 14 billion global streams, 70 million single sales and 130 Platinum certifications. He boasts production credits on such global hits as Ava Max‘s “My Head & My Heart” and recently released his remix of “Run Into Trouble” by Alok and Bastille.

About Sam Feldt

Sam Feldt is best known for his Platinum-selling version of the Robin S classic “Show Me Love,” which peaked at #3 in the UK Singles chart. He is also recognized for the hits “Post Malone,” which has amassed over 600 million streams, “Pick Me Up” (with Sam Fischer), “Follow Me” (with Rita Ora) and “Stronger” (ft. Kesha). On the live side, he has performed at the renowned Ultra Miami Festival on the Mainstage as well as at Coachella.

About Sam DeRosa

Raised in New York and now based in Los Angeles, Sam DeRosa made her debut as a recording artist with the 2020 EP The Medicine, which included her smash hit “Pill for This.” The track climbed to #3 on the pop iTunes charts and sat at #6 globally for two straight weeks. An acclaimed songwriter, she also penned TikTok star Dixie D’Amelio‘s break out Top 40 single “Be Happy“, which has over 300 million streams across all platforms, and co-wrote “Broken” for Lovelytheband, which became the longest-charting song in rock radio history. 

Bastille press photo via Sarah Louise Bennett for use by 360 MAGAZINE

Bastille Performs ‘Shut Off The Lights’

Following the debut of their #1 album on the official UK charts Give Me The Future, Bastille took to the stage of The Late Late Show With James Corden to perform ‘Shut Off The Lights.’ You can watch their phenomenal live showing of ‘Shut Off The Lights’ HERE.

The stunning Give Me The Future becomes the third number one album for Bastille yet. Acquiring even more acclaim, the album, too, landed amongst Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart, Top 15 on the Alternative Albums Chart, and Top 20 on the Rock Albums Chart. Catch the full track list below.

Everyone’s been raving about the album, with Grammy.com naming it “the British pop-rock group’s most thought-provoking album to date.” Billboard gushed about Bastille, stating, “Bastille has not-so-quietly developed into one of the most consistent mainstream pop-rock acts working today,” and Rolling Stone UK even pronounced them “one of Britain’s brightest bands.”

Bastille brings their unique and pioneering sound on tour this summer, seeing the US leg beginning on May 14 in Memphis, TN, hitting both Los Angeles and New York City throughout the course of the tour. See official list of tour dates below! Tickets are available at https://www.bastillebastille.com/.

About Bastille

Known for their modern yet elevating sound of alternative/pop/rock music, Bastille has been captivating the music industry since their debut hit ‘Pompeii released to the world in 2013. The mass success of this song set them up for a stunning career, allowing their first album Bad Blood sell in surplus. From this point on, Bastille continued to experiment with their sound, even delving into the genres of dance/R&B. Modernly, Bastille has pushed their music into an ethereal state with projects such as Give Me The Future. Amassing a total of 11 million records purchased, 6 UK Top 40 singles and 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continues to uplift their presence in the music industry.

GIVE ME THE FUTURE TRACKLISTING:
1. “Distorted Light Beam”
2. “Thelma + Louise”
3. “No Bad Days”
4. “Brave New World” (Interlude)
5. “Back To The Future”
6. “Plug In…”
7. “Promises” (by Riz Ahmed)
8. “Shut Off The Lights”
9. “Stay Awake?”
10. “Give Me The Future”
11. “Club 57”
12. “Total Dissociation” (Interlude)
13. “Future Holds” (feat. BIM)

“GIVE ME THE FUTURE” 2022 US TOUR DATES:
May 14, 2022                            Memphis, TN                           
May 15, 2022                            Oklahoma City, OK                 
May 17, 2022                            Mesa, AZ                                
May 18, 2022                            Las Vegas, NV                        
May 20, 2022                            Los Angeles, CA                     
May 21, 2022                            Paso Robles, CA                     
May 23, 2022                            Portland, OR                           
May 24, 2022                            Seattle, WA                             
May 25, 2022                            Bonner, MT                              
May 28, 2022                            St. Paul, MN                            
May 29, 2022                            Kansas City, MO                     
May 31, 2022                            St. Louis, MO                          
June 1, 2022                             Madison, WI                           
June 3, 2022                             Toronto, ON                             
June 5, 2022                             Washington, DC                      
June 7, 2022                             New York, NY                         
June 8, 2022                             Boston, MA                              
June 10, 2022                           Detroit, MI                                
June 11, 2022                           Pittsburgh, PA                         
June 12, 2022                           Indianapolis, IN                        
June 14, 2022                           New Haven, CT                       
June 15, 2022                           Philadelphia, PA                      
June 17, 2022                           Columbus, OH       

                  

Bastille press photo via Sarah Louise Bennett for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Bastille Illustration by Reb Czukoski for use by 360 Magazine

Bastille – Give Me The Future

Give Me The Future, Bastille’s wildly ambitious and brilliantly bold new album, is set for release on February 4th, 2022. To celebrate the announcement, the band released their new single “No Bad Days,” accompanied by the official video co-directed by Dan Smith on October 19th.

The album is a tribute to humanity in a tech age and reflects on the strangeness of living through times that can feel like science fiction. Exploring both the opportunities of new technology and the dark side of online living, it’s as playful and fun as it is thought-provoking, as dystopian as it is dance floor-friendly, and as electronic as Bastille has ever been.

Songwriter, Smith, came up with the idea pre-pandemic. The album was already underway and the band on hiatus from touring when the world shut down, forcing interaction solely through screens.

“Working on these songs in such an apocalyptic period, with everyone stuck at home, glued to screens, fed into the feeling that what is real and what is not has become pretty difficult to discern sometimes,” says Smith. “We’re in the age of deep fake, fake news and lying world leaders. But online, you can be anyone. What that does to our sense of self and to our relationships is huge, and it’s fascinating.”

Give Me The Future takes us into a fantasy wonderland free from restrictions. Each song is a different danceable dreamscape, a place where you can travel back and forward in time to be anyone, do anything, and embrace a new wave of automation. This enables the listener to get lost inside their imagination. The album is laced with references to the world of sci-fi film, literature, video games and virtual reality.

It’s a record that takes the idea of the limitless possibilities of the future and journeys from a joyride of escapism on the uplifting “Thelma + Louise,” a tribute to the iconic feminist film on its 20th anniversary, to 80’s New York with the artist Keith Haring on the bright and whistling “Club 57”, and to a hospital bed in Australia for the devastating but hopeful new single, “No Bad Days”. Co-directed for the first time by Smith, the music video for “No Bad Days” is set in a modern laboratory and sees Dan playing a character using machinery to try and resurrect a lost loved one. Nodding to the classic technological tales of Metropolis, Ex Machina and The Matrix, the video paints an emotional and intimate story.

“It’s really satisfying to have finally directed and I’m really proud of the little film we made. I grew up with film as my main obsession, so this was a bit of a dream. I learned a shitload, and it was good to be challenged in a new way,” Smith states.

The song has disco bass lines, orchestras of synths, guitars, gospel, spaceship sounds, euphoric strings, vocoders, talk boxes, a choir of roadies, and a host of beats. The title track, “Give Me The Future” tips its hat to Phil Collins and The Police, “Shut Off The Lights” is a sonic love letter to Paul Simon’s Graceland, and “Stay Awake” nods to Daft Punk and Quincy Jones.

Having thrown themselves into co-writing for other artists in recent years, for the first time ever on a Bastille album, the band inched open the door to collaborators. Although primarily produced by Smith and long-term production partner Mark Crew, the band also worked with a handful of writers and producers to expand the world.

Distorted Light Beam” was co-written and produced with Ryan Tedder who has worked with Adele, Paul McCartney, and Taylor Swift, as well as  contributing as a sounding board and executive producer for the album.

“Thelma + Louise,” “Stay Awake,” and “Back To The Future” were co-written with legendary songwriter Rami Yacoub, who has worked on Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” and Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Album. They also worked with British writers Jonny CofferPlested, and Dan Priddy to bring the album to life.

You’ll also hear the voice of award-winning actor, musician, writer, creator, producer, director, and activist Riz Ahmed on a spell-binding and evocative spoken word piece called “Promises.” Ahmed’s piece was a response the album and brings its overarching themes into sharp focus.

Over the course of their previous three albums, Bastille have cemented a reputation for building whole worlds around their releases, often doing so with innovative, award-winning creativity. Give Me The Future is no different, this time accompanied by a fictional, but familiar, tech giant called Future Inc., the creators of an invention called “Futurescape,” a device which allows users to live out their dreams virtually. It’s weaved through every element of the campaign and can be seen in the videos for all three singles: “Distorted Light Beam,” “Thelma & Louise,” and “No Bad Days.”

Sonically diverse and conceptually adventurous, Bastille’s fourth album, Give Me The Future pushes the band into exciting new frontiers. The record serves as less of a judgement on current life, but rather a reflection on where we are and perhaps where things could be, “I’m just observing the truly weird times we’re living in and having fun responding to it through these songs,” Dan says. “As the final track “Who Knows What the Future Holds… Don’t Matter If I Got You” says, this is happening, whether we like it or not. Finding happiness in the moment is surely the aim, whether it’s in the real or virtual world.”

“You don’t predict the future, you imagine it,” says Future Inc.

GIVE ME THE FUTURE TRACKLISTING:
1. “Distorted Light Beam”
2. “Thelma + Louise”
3. “No Bad Days”
4. “Brave New World” (Interlude)
5. “Back To The Future”
6. “Plug In…”
7. “Promises” (by Riz Ahmed)
8. “Shut Off The Lights”
9. “Stay Awake?”
10. “Give Me The Future”
11. “Club 57”
12. “Total Dissociation” (Interlude)
13. “Future Holds” (feat. BIM)

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Clubhouse Join The Wombats in Tour

Announced as Special Guests on The Wombats North American Tour Kicks off January 20 at The 9:30 Club

New Single “Flipside” Out Now. PRESS HERE to Listen and HERE  to Watch

Are We Going Too Slow? EP Out November

Feel-good indie-pop outfit Clubhouse will join The Wombats as special guests on their Fix Yourself, Not The World Tour, which will kick off January 18 at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC and conclude at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on February 25, hitting New York, Chicago, and Nashville along the way. Tickets for the tour will go on sale this Friday, September 17 at 10 am local time. PRESS HERE for tickets.

Additionally, the band just announced that they will join Sun Room at the Mercury Lounge in New York for a special set this Thursday, September 16. The show will be 18+ and their set will begin at 7 pm EST. Tickets can be found if you PRESS HERE.

The show comes just one week after the release of their newest single “Flipside” and the announcement of Are We Going Too Slow deeply intimate collection of songs, written and recorded while frontman Max Reichert battled bone cancer which will be out November 5 via AWAL.

Joining previous singles “Heartbroke” and “Weekend”, “Flipside” contrasts happy-go-lucky arrangements that pull you in with introspective lyrics that make you think by using emotional and provocative storytelling that A1234 says “fuse sadness and joy together “and “manages to speak directly to you no matter what mood you’re in.”

Clubhouse is five best friends forged from a middle school garage band in Columbus, Ohio made up of Max Reichert and twin brothers Ari and Zak Blumer plus Michael Berthold and Forrest Taylor; who they met in college. The eclectic group gained early notoriety in the greater Midwest, garnering millions of streams and performing sold-out shows across the tri-state area. Since then, they’ve built a cult following, landed on countless playlists, and shared the stage with HAIM, Bastille, Young The Giant, and more.

The Wombats North American Tour Date:

January 20 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

January 22 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

January 25 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

January 26 – House of Blues, Boston, MA

January 28 – Corona, Montreal, QB

January 31 – St. Andrew’s, Detroit, MI

February 1 – Newport, Columbus, OH

February 3 – Park West, Chicago, IL

February 4 – The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN

February 5 – The Truman, Kansas City, MO

February 7 – Cannery, Nashville, TN

February 8 – Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

February 10 – House of Blues, Houston, TX

February 11 – Emo’s, Austin, TX

February 12 – House of Blues, Dallas, TX

February 14 – Ogden, Denver, CO

February 15 – Union, Salt Lake City, UT

February 17 – Showbox Market, Seattle, WA

February 18 – Venue TBD, Vancouver, BC

February 19 – Revolution Hall, Portland, OR

February 21 – The Regency, San Francisco, CA

February 22 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

“Evokes the dream-pop stylings of Absofacto and Half Alive” – Billboard

“the good stuff”- Indie Shuffle

“Relentlessly catchy and irrepressibly upbeat indie pop.” – Under The Radar

“a hypnotic blend of bright synths, swagger-dripping vocals, and bluesy guitar riffs.” – Earmilk

“Undeniably catchy and infectious” – All Access

“Clubhouse use nostalgia not only lyrically, but musically.” – Atwood Magazine

“Utterly charming and damn near irresistible” – A1234

Beautifully simplistic and endearing” – Substream

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BASTILLE PERFORMS “DISTORTED LIGHT BEAM” ON
GOOD MORNING AMERICA’S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

NEW SINGLE “THELMA + LOUISE” OUT NOW WATCH HERE

This morning, Bastille returned to Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series to perform their electric hit single, “Distorted Light Beam”—watch their performance HERE and watch their interview for Good Morning America Digital HERE.

“Distorted Light Beam,” a retro-futuristic pop anthem that was the first taste of the band’s forthcoming new album, was co-written and co-produced with Ryan Tedder alongside the band’s long-time collaborator Mark Crew and shows the next evolution of Bastille’s sound. The song was released earlier this summer alongside a cinematic official video starring British actress Remmie Milner from the BAFTA-winning series, Save Me, and frontman Dan Smith—watch HERE. “Distorted Light Beam” continues to climb up the Alternative Radio Chart and currently sits in the Top 15. In support of the track, the band recently released a live performance video“How We Made It” breakdown, and “Behind The Lyrics” video.

Last week, Bastille dropped their latest euphoric single, “Thelma + Louise”—listen HERE. On the song, they pull together the punchy drum machines and dreamy synths of the 80’s with a newfound sparseness, creating a fresh backdrop for a classic, anthemic chorus. Co-written with legendary songwriter Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time”, Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Album) and Mark Crew, it’s an infectious meditation on “days like these” where you want to just getaway, whether that’s simply shutting your eyes and imagining yourself somewhere else or driving down to Mexico and leaping off the edge of the world. The song cleverly taps into the dichotomy at the heart of the 1991 classic film, where freedom and living in the moment are tempered by the threat of cold, hard reality intervening at any moment.

Escapism is a theme that’s explored in-depth on Bastille’s upcoming record, especially in connection with technology—in this case under the watchful gaze of Future Inc., a data-hungry, fake big tech enterprise from the future (that may or may not bear some resemblance to big tech enterprises in the present). The company’s innovative “Futurescape” technology (as seen in the video for “Distorted Light Beam”) is offering infinite possibilities of a new kind—the chance to journey into your own inner verse.

In Dan’s words, the concept gives Bastille the opportunity to “poke fun at the way these companies appeal to us and appeal to the world, and advertise themselves and talk about themselves, and take themselves really seriously and earn huge amounts of money whilst taking all our data and more.” Watch Bastille talk about the inspiration behind Future Inc. HERE.

More exciting news to follow!

“You don’t predict the future, you imagine it.” Future Inc.

 

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BASTILLE NEW SONG – GIVE ME THE FUTURE

GRAMMY®-nominated and multi-platinum selling band Bastille unveils their new song, “Give Me The Future,” from their upcoming fourth studio album—listen here. The song is featured in the Jeep brand’s new campaign video, “Life Electrified,” out today—watch here.

“Give Me The Future” stands out as classic Bastille through and through. Cavernous production echoes, as synths juxtapose an airy beat. The vocals paint a sci-fi-inspired picture, recalling imagery from Blade Runner and beyond. It all builds towards a spacey and soaring hook, welcoming whatever looms on the horizon along for the ride. As always, Bastille represents the future. Earlier this week, the Jeep brand revealed a portion of the song in a shorter campaign video, which had Bastille fans going wild, guessing the song title and release date.

Of “Give Me The Future,” front man Dan Smith says, “‘Give Me The Future’ is a song about plugging into endless possibilities. Literally, feels like everything is out there for the taking, all tastes catered for. The spaceship sound at the start? It’s us crash landing in the future. The reality we live in at the moment was the science fiction of not that long ago. Take a film like Minority Report. The technology in that seemed so far off, a fantasy. But it’s here, we’re way beyond it already. Had someone told you that 20 years ago, when the film came out… you’d have laughed. Or been terrified.”

Last month, Bastille returned with their latest single, “Distorted Light Beam”—listen here. The song, a gleaming, metallic rush of retro-futuristic pop, was co-written and co-produced with Ryan Tedder alongside the band’s long-time collaborator Mark Crew. It marks the beginning of a new chapter for the band—one that revolutionizes their sound—and hints at a new sonic and visual world to come. “Distorted Light Beam” was released alongside a cinematic official video starring British actress Remmie Milner from the BAFTA-winning series, Save Me—watch here. Set in the future, the video sees a newly developed immersive technology, “Futurescape,” created by pioneering global tech entity, Future Inc., transform life as we know it. Not to mention, “Distorted Light Beam” currently sits in the Top 25 at Alternative Radio, as it continues to fly up the charts as the #3 greatest gainer this week.

As Bastille embarks onto this new chapter, the band is set to perform new music on Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series on August 23rd—be sure to tune in!

“You don’t predict the future, you imagine it.” – Future Inc.

ABOUT BASTILLE:

The four-piece has 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 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 U.K. and U.S., the only U.K. 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 U.K. tour. At the beginning of 2020, Bastille received their sixth Brit nomination and their second nomination for British Group. In January 2021, Bastille was 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 will headline both Latitude Festival and Standon Calling Festival, with a further two sold-out shows at Hampton Court Palace Festival in August. With over 11 million records sold, 6 U.K. Top 40 singles, and 1.5 billion video views, Bastille continues to be one of the world’s most streamed bands.

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