As soon as I got home from seeing Bastille live for the second time in as many years, I sat down to upload this new song – “Hangin'” – to YouTube. If this song, as well as the other two new selections they played, are a sign of what’s to come from Dan Smith & Co., then we’ll all enjoy their 2016 album very much.
(A friend asked how I’d avoid getting in trouble for uploading the song. I told her what Smith told the audience right before they sang this one: “If you feel like uploading our music to YouTube, please do.”)
Incidentally, Bastille’s shows are simultaneously high-energy and very-comfortable affairs, and I’ve had a good time on both occasions that I’ve happened to see them. But for me the showstopper tonight was Provo’s own RKDN, who will soon release an LP under the Mono Label (UMG) banner. As I tweeted from my band Ennemis‘ Twitter:
That’s a pot of honey. As in so sweet and delicious it’s irresistible.
Ok, here’s the video of “Hangin'”, a song to appear on Bastille’s new album in 2016. I tried sweetening the audio a bit, because it was taken on my phone. 😬 Enjoy.