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U.K. band Bastille made its debut in 2013 with the album Bad Blood, which entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1. It has since sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles. The global hit “Pompeii” was certified 5x Platinum in the U.S., where it topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. The singles “Bad Blood” and “Flaws” were certified Gold. Bastille won a BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act and received two GRAMMY® nominations and two American Music Awards nominations.
Rolling Stone hailed Bastille as “Brit pop’s new crown princes” upon the release of the band’s second album, Wild World, which retained the vivid, filmic songwriting of its predecessor, but pushed the band’s unique sound in new directions. In the U.K., Wild World debuted at No. 1 on the album chart and the first single, “Good Grief,” topped Apple Music’s Hot Tracks chart and the Shazam chart and subsequently achieved Platinum status after breaking 1 Million sales. Bastille wrote stand alone track ‘World Gone Mad’ to feature on Netflix Original film Bright starring actor Will Smith and directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End Of Watch).
Early 2018 saw "I Know You" the collaboration track between Bastille and acclaimed U.K. RnB artist Craig David go top 5 in the U.K. singles chart, followed by the release of the band’s latest single “Quarter Past Midnight”, which was the 3rd #1 Alternative single at US radio for the band. 2018 saw Bastille prepare for their third full length album with festival plays across the U.K. and Europe throughout the summer. Founded by Dan Smith (vocalist/songwriter), Bastille’s line-up is completed by Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar), and Kyle Simmons (keyboards).
LANY (pronounced “Lay-nee”), the Los Angeles-based trio comprised of Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss, crafts alternative melodic music with an R&B spirit. Releasing their first set of songs in 2014 with no social following, fans, or even photos, their take on progressive alt-pop immediately caught the attention of audiences, and within weeks their play counts were leaping exponentially.
“I’ve always fallen head first into any relationship,” says LANY frontman Paul Klein, discussing the emotions that fuel LANY’s passionate, hazy and enthralling debut album. “I only know two speeds: 0 and 100.” The topic of accelerating from 0 to 100 might just as easily be applied to the band’s extraordinary rise. When Paul, Les & Jake put their first set of songs, “Hot Lights”/”Walk Away” and “Made In Hollywood,” online at the end of 2014 they had no social following, no fans and no photos; within weeks, their play counts were leaping exponentially.
Albert Hammond Jr’s fourth solo album Francis Trouble explores a deeply personal topic – the stillborn death of his twin brother, Francis, and the lingering effects that event has had in his life and music. In November of 1979, Hammond Jr’s mother, Claudia, miscarried. Although they rushed to the hospital, Claudia and Albert Hammond Sr. were told that the baby was far too premature to live. Albert continued to grow inside of his mother undetected until she was nearly six months pregnant.
Although he had always known of the existence of Francis, it was not until he was 36 years old that he learned from an aunt that part of Francis had remained behind in the womb and was born along side him – a fingernail. With his music moving in a different path than before, Hammond Jr wondered if this new direction came from another avenue of himself, perhaps emanating from whatever he and the departed Francis had shared for the few short months they had together.
Taking a page from Bowie, Hammond Jr says: “What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too seriously. I think it should be tarted up, made into a character, a parody of itself. The music is the mask the message wears and I, the performer, am the message.”
Working within this mentality, Hammond Jr created Francis Trouble, an homage to both the death of his twin and his own birth, as well as the complexities of identity that arise because of their intermingling. The number 36 became especially relevant, as he had learned more of Francis’s story at that age, and because he was born on the 9th day of the 4th month of the year. Significantly, the album is exactly 36 minutes long.
Last Import is an energetic, melodic, surf-punk trio based out of Minneapolis, MN. The band started off as a teen collaboration in 2014 at She Rock She Rock. Flash forward to 2017 to members also daylighting as full-time college students. Featuring Emily Bjorke (guitar, lead vocals), Grace Baldwin (bass, backing vocals), and Jane Halldorson (drums), the band released their first official EP, titled Songs for Adam, on January 25, 2018.
As for influences? The girls each bring a diverse sound ranging from The Front Bottoms to Sleater-Kinney to the Beach Boys. Last Import has made waves at First Avenue, opening for Foster the People, the dearly-departed Triple Rock Social Club, and many a basement.