Bastille returns with their hypnotic new song ‘What You Gonna Do?’

Bastille has a brand new song, and it looks like the band is beyond stoked to share it with their fans.

On Thursday (July 30), the British four-piece released their first new song in over a year.

Titled “What You Gonna Do?,” the barely two-and-a-half-minute tune finds Bastille doing what they do best; giving us a catchy bop that we would kill to hear at a summertime music festival (we can dream, right?).

Blur’s Graham Coxon plays guitar and provides vocals on the new tune while Smith and Mark Crew produced it.

Watch the hypnotic music video for “What You Gonna Do?” which was created by London-based animator Rezza above.

“What You Gonna Do?” marks Bastille’s first new song since the release of their third studio album, Doom Days, in 2019.

“We finished the song, and it felt urgent. We didn’t want to sit on it,” frontman Dan Smith reveals about the surprise new track.

Not only were the band members excited to release the new tune, but it also looks like it’s the launching pad for their brand new era (and fourth studio album, we imagine).

“This next phase feels like a new beginning. It’s about completely tearing up our process, being spontaneous, and starting again.”

Smith also reveals that the group has more tunes up their sleeves and that they plan on releasing it little by little instead of waiting to drop a full, new album.

“We’re just really excited by the new songs. I think we’re making some of the best music we’ve ever made. We want to put it out there now and not wait for the whole album to be done before anyone starts to hear it. This is about where we are now and hearing us in real-time.”

Bastille to release ‘Doom Days’ in June, share new single

Bastille and Marshmello’s “Happier” may be on a constant loop on your local radio station, but now it looks like the band is ready to change their tune. On Thursday (May 2), the British act announced plans to release their third studio album later this summer. Titled Doom Days, the album is due out June 14 via Virgin Records.

Pre-orders for Doom Days are currently available for purchase on the band’s website. Doom Days is the follow-up to Bastille’s 2016 studio effort, Wild World.

“Our third album ‘DOOM DAYS’ will be released on 14th June. We can’t wait for you lot to hear it,” frontman Dan Smith posted on Twitter.

In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band headed over to BBC Radio 1 to debut the record’s latest single, “Joy.”

“Joy is the moment at the end, almost that moment of redemption when you wake up on the kitchen floor and all of the anxieties come flooding in,” Smith explains about the new track.

“Something as simple as a call or a message from somebody can bring you back at that moment and rip the piss out of you, make you feel ridiculous for the state you were in.”

Keyboardist Kyle Simmons adds: “It’s the song that’s most obviously influenced by our re-orchestrated tour. The gospel singers are over the entire track. It’s crazy and to have it as the second most important on the track, that’s something we wouldn’t have done before,

“It’s also a relatively happy song, the first in all the albums which is vaguely positive!”

Listen to “Joy” above.

As if a brand new album and song weren’t enough, the group also unveiled a slew of North American tour dates to celebrate the album’s release. The trek will find the band performing at venues across the continent during September and October.

Bastille’s upcoming tour begins on Sept. 16 at the Met in Philadelphia and concludes a month and a half later on Oct. 29 at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City.

Every ticket purchase for the tour will include a physical copy of Doom Days. Pre-sale tickets for the upcoming excursion go on sale this Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. local time. The band will post the pre-sale code on their Instagram Stories the morning of the launch.

General tickets go on sale next Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. local time.

Check out Bastille’s full fall tour itinerary below.


Sept. 16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Sept. 17 – Boston, MA- Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Sept. 18 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell
Sept. 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Sept. 21 – Washington, DC – Anthem
Sept. 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sept. 24 – New York, NY – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Sept. 27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 28 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
Sept. 29 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Oct. 1 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre​
Oct. 2 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre​
Oct. 4 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
Oct. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair​
Oct. 7 – Portland, OR – Theatre of The Clouds @ Moda Center
Oct. 8 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena
Oct. 9 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theatre​
Oct. 11 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre​
Oct. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre​
Oct. 13 – San Diego, CA – CalCoastal Credit Union Open Air Theatre​
Oct. 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre​
Oct. 17 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Oct. 18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn
Oct. 19 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
Oct. 21 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC​
Oct. 22 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 23 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre​
Oct. 25 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Oct. 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Amphitheater
Oct. 27 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Oct. 29 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center

Lollapalooza confirm 2016 lineup, unveil daily lineup

Over the past few weeks, it seemed that everyone was trying to figure out who will be headlining 2016’s Lollapalooza. Since the speculations began, “sources” had confirmed that giants like Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the newly reunited LCD Soundsystem would headline the three-day music festival. On Wednesday (March 23), festival organizers unveiled the complete list for the upcoming summer gig.

As the “sources” leaked, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and LCD Soundsystem will in fact headline the festival’s 25th incarnation, but they will be joined by a slew of other great musicians. Other performers will include J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Jane’s Addiction, Haim, The 1975, City and Colour, M83, Halsey, Bloc Party, Saint Motel, Melanie Martinez, The Joy Formidable,The Front Bottoms,Grimes, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Silversun Pickups, MuteMath, Two Door Cinema Club, Big Gram, Foals, Bastille, Miike Snow, and many more

The lineup for the 2016 edition of the festival is so massive, that it looks like after teasing last year, the festival will officially become a four-day event. Instead of beginning on Friday, like it has in the past, the show will now kick-off on Thursday. The four-day festival is set to take place during the weekend of July 28-31 at Chicago’s Grant Park. Tickets for the summer festival will go on sale beginning today at 11 am EST on the festival’s website.

For now, the complete list of acts, as well as the daily lineups, can be seen below.





South Florida’s SunFest Announces 2016 Lineup

South Florida’s SunFest has just announced its 2016 lineup. After teasing longtime festival goers for the past couple of weeks, the longtime Florida music festival has unveiled the lineup for the 2016 edition. On Monday (Feb. 22), festival organizers revealed a lineup that will feature a little bit of everything to satisfy every music taste. On the bill for this year’s event will be Duran Duran, Death Cab for Cutie, Bastille, Walk the Moon, ZZ Top, Flogging Molly, Fitz and the Tantrums, the newly revived Evanescence, as well as a couple of recent Grammy winners like Alabama Shakes and Meghan Trainor.

“We are very excited about this year’s lineup,” SunFest Executive Director Paul Jamieson said in a statement. “We have a great mix of acts, featuring today’s hottest acts alongside legendary performers. The music festival marketplace has been growing over the past few years, but we know as do our fans know, there is no better place to enjoy music than along the waterfront in West Palm Beach.”

The 34th annual SunFest will take place from Wednesday, April 27 to Sunday, May 1 in downtown West Palm Beach. One-day tickets are $35 while two-day passes are $55. Ticket for the full five days will set you back $75. But keep in mind, these prices will remain until March 11; after that, ticket prices will increase.

For more information about the music festival or the lineup, head on over to SunFest’s website. Check out the list below in print and in the official flyer for the event.

SunFest 2016 Lineup: Duran Duran, Alabama Shakes, Meghan Trainor, Train, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki, Death Cab for Cutie, G-Eazy, Slightly Stoopid, ZZ Top, Bastille, Walk the Moon, The Roots, Fitz and The Tantrums, Capital Cities, Evanescence, Flogging Molly, Andy Grammer, Rick Springfield, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Salt N Pepa, Goldfinger, Shovels & Rope, Lukas Graham, Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band, The Joy Formidable, Coleman Hell, Judah & The Lion, The Babys, LunchMoney Lewis, Watch the Duck, Saint Asonia, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, The Bright Light Social Hour, Devon Baldwin, Jesse Royal, Dylan LeBlanc, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Secret Weapons, and Ria Mae.


Bastille and HAIM “Bite Down” on New Track


Bastille keep on releasing new songs from their upcoming mixtape, VS (Other People’s Heartaches Part III).

Their new track features sister group, HAIM on a track titled  “Bite Down.”

Check out the new track below.

Like many mixtapes, Bastille have revealed they will have a few special guests on the record aside form HAIM. Angel Haze, Lizzo, and MNEK have been confirmed to be on the soon to be released record.

When asked about his choice to make mixtapes, frontman Dan Smith said, “With the mixtapes, it’s about working with as many people as possible and having fun with people that we know and the friends we’ve made through touring.”

Something that will set this mixtape apart from the previous ones? It will be entirely composed of original material. The past two mixtapes have been a combination of covers and original material.

VS (Other People’s Heartaches Part III) is set to be released on Dec. 8. Previously, the band released the first song from the upcoming album, “Torn Apart” and its weird music video.

Bastille Get “Torn Apart” in New Music Video


Bastille premiered their new song “Torn apart” last month, and almost as quickly as the dance-y song was uploaded, it was taken down. (Don’t worry, the song was put back up a little while after it was taken down).

Today, the group have released the music video for the song which is odd, to say the least. It begins with speeches from different people about love and then goes into the music video showing those who spoke at the beginning with their partner.

The video continues on with the couples doing couple-y things, but keep on morphing into other couples doing other things like having sex, watching TV, becoming a punching bag. Weird we know, our sentiments exactly.

But, if you were expecting to see any members of Bastille in the video don’t. The only person that has a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance is frontman Dan Smith who appears on the television screen briefly.

Check out the video here.

“Torn Apart” will appear on the band’s upcoming “mixtape” record, VS. Other People’s Heartache Pt. III which will be released on Dec. 8.

Listen to “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Cover


Last week, we were informed that Bob Geldof would be remaking the charity song “Do they Know It’s Christmas” to raise awareness, and we assume funds, to help combat the Ebola epidemic.

Much like when the song was first recorded, Geldof brought together many big name from the current music world who call the United Kingdom home.

Previously confirmed for the song included: Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow. At the time of the announcement, Geldof had said that a veteran from the original song as well as other artists would be revealed.

Check out the song below and see if you can spot the veteran artists among the youngsters as well as those other special guest who were not confirmed originally.

The BandAid cover comes 30 years after the original was recorded (1984) in hope to raise funds to help combat hunger.

According to Geldof, an American version of the song will be recorded as well. That version will be produced by Quincy Jones. There, reportedly, also be a German and French version of the song in the future.

The “Do They Know It’s Christmas” cover made its debut on ITV’s The X Factor last night and has already, reportedly, raised one million dollars.

U.K. Artists to Record Christmas Chairty Song to Help Combat Ebola


With the holidays right around the corner, we’re about to begin to hear tons of Christmas songs on the radio and see the never-ending cycle of Christmas movies on the television screen (just look at the Hallmark channel).

One of the good things about the holidays is when artists come together to record a song whose proceeds will go directly to help support a charity.

Irish singer-songwriter, Bob Geldof has revealed plans to re-record U.K. charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” for the fourth time since its debut in 1984. In the description of the song, it states that “it’s designed to fight the Ebola epidemic,” so we’re going to assume that they will help combat the Ebola epidemic with all the proceeds the track will make from sales.

For this version of the holiday charity single, the singer has revealed that he has gotten Bono, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow to lend their vocals for the track. (We’re wondering how the Goulding and Sheeran will react to each other at the recording session after the “Don’t” chronicles.)

But, if that wasn’t enough, reportedly more acts will be revealed right before the recording session.

“We called up some of the giants of the past and our own contemporaries, equally giant, and they said they’d come again to the party, ” Geldof said in a press conference earlier in the day.

Paul Epworth who previously worked with One Direction and Adele has been tapped to produce the song.

Unlike the original version of the song which was created to help combat hunger in Africa, the newly record song will have change of lyrics to reflect the new battle at bay, but they will keep its iconic chorus.

“[And what] they were dying of in 1984 was of course hunger, but they died essentially because they were poor. We know we can contain Ebola; we have doctors, the nurses, medicines and state systems. We have money. They’re dying again because they are extremely poor. That is radically unacceptable,” continued Geldof.

Geldof confirmed Quincy Jones will be working on a similar version in the United States while there will also be a French and German version created.

Listen to Bastille’s ‘Drive’ Re-Scoring Contribution


“Pompeii” be damned because Bastille have released another song from their upcoming mixtape, VS. (Other People’s Heartache, Part 3) which is due out in December.

Last week, the British band released their first new track in a long time; a song titled “Torn Apart.” The new song made its grand debut the only way any high profiled song does, especially if you are from across the pond: on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. Today, Bastille have gone ahead and released another new track from the upcoming record, a tune named “The Driver.”

“The Driver” will also be featured on the soundtrack for BBC’s re-scoring of the the Ryan Gosling-starring film, Drive. Zane Lowe will be acting as curator for the re-scoring soundtrack. The BBC is set to air the film on Oct. 30 with the new soundtrack scoring it. But sorry kids, the broadcast will only take place in the United Kingdom.

Check out the stream of the new track below.

Bastille frontman Dan Smith had recently said that the band was trying to record a new album, but it does not come as a surprise that it’s been a little hard to get to the studio with all the live performance, tour dates, and festivals the “Bad Blood” group have been on since “Pompeii” launched them to stardom.

Bastille Release New Track, “Torn Apart”


It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Bastille which comes as a surprise because the band’s breakout song, “Pompeii” was being played on the hour every hour on the radio.

Frontman Dan Smith had said that the band would go into the studio to quickly release a new album, but thanks in part to their never-ending touring, festivals, and just random shows that seemed to have been a little more difficult than expected to record a new album.

At last, Bastille have finally released a new song, officially. The song, titled “Torn Apart,” made its debut yesterday afternoon on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. “Torn Apart” will be featured on Bastille’s third mixtape, VS. (Other People’s Heartache, Part 3) which is due out in December.

Check out the new song below.

As for that new album, the band were supposed to return to the studio in September to begin demoing as many tracks as possible before condensing it down to what will become their second album.