13th April | Colston Hall

It’s been five years since the release of Bastille’s debut album, Bad Blood way back when in 2013. Their album featured what is still probably their most successful and ubiquitous song, ‘Pompeii,’ which has become something of an indie-pop anthem, blasted through student unions and festival fields. The success of Bad Blood led Bastille to win Best British Breakthrough Act at the 2014 BRIT Awards and to a succession of coveted festival appearances, from Glastonbury to Coachella. In September 2016, they released their second album Wild World, including the lead singles, ‘Good Grief’ and ‘Send Them Off.’ Both albums will feature in full on the setlist of their ReOrchestrated tour, stopping at the Colston Hall on Friday Night.

ReOrchestrated is an exciting and refreshing concept, as Bastille are not specifically promoting any new material. Instead, inspired by a charity gig they played last year, in which they stripped down and rebuilt their familiar indie-pop hits, they have recreated their back catalogue, and will perform with full orchestra and choir. Each and every one of their songs to be played on the night has been dismantled and reconstructed purely for the purpose of this tour. Creatively, it’s a confident and experimental gesture that should satiate loyal fans, whilst providing a fresh spin on old classics. All of this should sound and feel even more electrifying inside the grand-retro setting of the Colston Hall.

See Bastille play a radically stripped-down version of ‘Pompeii’ at The British Museum from 2013: