BASTILLE’S NEW ALBUM, 'DOOM DAYS', IS OUT TODAY
In the days leading up to the release of Doom Days, Bastille threw open the doors to its virtual reality house party.
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Fri, 14 Jun 2019
Bastille’s new album, Doom Days, was released today by Virgin Records and is now available everywhere. With Doom Days, Bastille takes listeners on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse. The album includes the euphoric new single, “Joy,” and “Quarter Past Midnight,” which topped the Mediabase Alternative chart. The band members chat about the concept and making of the album in this new clip.
On June 21, Bastille will perform in Central Park as part of ABC’s “Good Morning America” Summer Concert series. Tickets are on sale now for the GRAMMY®-nominated, Brit-winning band’s fall North American tour. The run will include shows at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City (September 24) and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (October 12). Every online ticket order purchased for the U.S. dates on the fall tour will include a CD of the new album. See below for itinerary.
In the days leading up to the release of Doom Days, Bastille threw open the doors to its virtual reality house party. At the Doom Days house, fans can explore the many rooms and unlock memories to piece together the events of an unforgettable night. Amazon gave fans a preview of the album with “Doom Nights,” an exclusive pre-album listening experience with 11 narrative clips – one for each song on the album. An edition of the album that features these clips interwoven throughout the release is now available exclusively on Amazon.
Awarded four stars by NME, Q Magazine, DIY and other publications, Doom Days taps into globally held anxieties, while also working on a much more intimate level, celebrating real human connections. Bastille continues to evolve sonically and push things forward, pulling instrumentation from their much-acclaimed Re-Orchestrated tour and mixing genres like gospel, house music and R&B. NME hailed Doom Days as “an imaginative, adventurous levelling up from one of Britain’s most influential bands. Q Magazine praised its “ambition and great ideas.”
The album’s final track, “Joy,” completes Bastille’s journey through a big night out, from an Uber ride through the city streets to waking up on the kitchen floor. Rolling Stone said, “ ‘Joy’ doesn’t portray the morning after in a foggy daze, but rather captures the still-lingering thrill and the hangover-killing cure of a phone call.” Idolator noted, “The anthemic, uplifting tack is about the power of human communication.” The official video for “Joy,” which can be seen HERE, features real CCTV footage embellished by directors Brain Wash and offers a humorous look at the things people do when they think no one’s watching. Last week, the band released the video for another track