The wait for Bastille fans is almost over following the band’s announcement of their third album, Doom Days, which will be released by Virgin EMI on June 14.
With 8m albums sold and over 6.5bn global streams, the band are in Spotify’s top 40 most listened to acts in the world after their previous albums both debuted at number one in the UK, while securing Top 10 positions in the US. Their recent single Happier also went platinum in the UK and spent six months in the Top 10 of the US Hot 100.
Last week, fans who pre-ordered Doom Days were instantly treated to the band’s latest single, Joy, plus the hit Quarter Past Midnight and the album’s title track, which premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show.
The album presents Bastille at their most lyrically provocative, and will mark a shift from their release Wild World, which confronted the world and the actions of those in power. Recorded throughout 2018 in their South London studio One Eyed Jacks, the album is intimate and political yet danceable with UK garage hooks and dialogue clips, all used to help elevate special moments.
To mark the announcement, the band has also revealed a run of nine intimate dates throughout the UK supporting local venues in towns and cities away from the usual touring routes. These unique shows will give fans the opportunity to experience an apocalyptic party club night, being warmed up with DJ sets before being taken on a journey through the narrative of the album, which the band will play live from start to finish.