Bastille struggle to name album
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 September 2015
Bastille's long awaited second studio album is yet to be named but they say it's "pretty much" written
Bastille are stuck on what to name their second LP.
The indie rock band gained commercial acclaim with their 2013 debut record 'Bad Blood' and have since released EPs 'Laura Palmer' and 'Haunt' but they are taking extra care over the name of their forthcoming studio album.
Speaking about the name of the almost finished record, bass player Kyle Simmons exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "No, still working on that.
"We just want to get a feel for it. You can't really name it until it's finished I don't think. Because until it's finished you don't really know how it's going to be. We'll see."
He added: "It's pretty much written and we're going to spend the next couple of months locking it down."
The group - consisting of Kyle, Dan Smith, Will Farquarson and Chris Wood - have explored a new guitar lead and hip-hop sound on their next musical offering.
And playing the new tracks 'Hangin', 'Blame' and 'Snakes' at Reading festival in Berkshire, South East England, last month was an "important" moment for them.
Kyle - who attended the launch of Destiny The Taken King on Monday (14.09.15) - said: "We knew how important it [Reading] was because obviously we've been playing a bunch of new songs. It was nice to have a home crowd listening to those and enjoying them."
Meanwhile, the 'Pompeii' hitmakers felt confident to explore new influences because of the success of their debut album.
Frontman Dan said previously: "If we don't do exactly what we did last time, we might be seen as a bit of a failure, but there is no point caring about that because there is nothing we can do about it.
"We just wanted to wear our influences a lot more obviously. So if we were gesturing towards a hip hop beat then we sampled a hip hop beat, whereas on the first album we might have hid that a bit more."