Bastille were just one of the many acts who were in Glasgow this past weekend as part of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and in between rushing around backstage and trying to watch it all, we managed to hear part of their set. As always they sounded incredible.
Off-stage the band fronted by Dan Smith have been speaking about their future and what’s ahead for them, their new albums and their music to come.
The ‘Flaw’ hitmakers explained during an interview with Digital Spy that they won’t be teaming up with any big named producers or lining up any major collaborations this year, as they’re keen to put their own stamp on their tunes and keep everything very authentic.
“I think it’s really important to us that we do it all ourselves. I think that’s what makes our music a bit different from other people’s,” they said.
The band continued: “We’ve always been a tight-knit group. In terms of the next album, we haven’t changed it up at all.”
Bastille have had a great amount of success with their debut album ‘Bad Blood’ but being busy promoting that, and performing at various shows across the world is holding back their second album.
Speaking with Gigwise back in January the band explained: “If we weren’t touring so much we’d probably have finished the album by now. I’ve never wanted our music to be one thing. I guess we make things when we feel like it.”
Frontman Dan Smith also confessed that musically some songs might sound different to what we’re used to hearing because he’s going through a phase of listening to a different genre.
While you’re here and just in case you missed it why not check out Bastille performing their hit ‘Flaws’ at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow this past weekend.