Words: Saam Das
July 14th is Bastille Day, the French day of celebration, which happens to be today. For us, it's also BASTILLE day as we share the band's latest single, 'Bad Blood', below - another slice of melodramatic electro-based pop.
There's an unexpected reggae vibe throughout 'Bad Blood' but aside from that, the single is rather more understated than previous singles like 'Flaws' and 'Overjoyed'. I generally prefer the bombast of those singles but BASTILLE are never ones to shy away from vocal hooks and melodies, so there's plenty here to keep you placated.
BASTILLE will be joined by Swiss Lips on what will undoubtedly be an excellent UK and Ireland tour later in the year. In the meantime, I strongly suggest you catch the band at a UK festival, much like we did at Bushstock.(Oh and happy birthday to frontman Dan, who named BASTILLE after the day of his birth.)
'Bad Blood' is released on August 20th. Find more info at bastillebastille.com.