Live review: Bastille have no flaws

Last night (7 February), Source HQ headed down to the O2 Academy, to see Bastille play their second Glasgow show on their Still Avoiding Tomorrow? tour.

Since emerging on the music scene in 2010, the band has shot to the top, selling over 9 million records worldwide, winning a BRIT award and NME award in the process.

We actually saw Bastille live for the first time in 2013, when they supported Two Door Cinema Club on their Beacon world tour. Oh, how they’ve grown.


Kicking things off in Birmingham, the band had to add an extra night in Glasgow, due to the enormous demand for tickets.

Fans were not disappointed, as the band played hits from their latest album, some more obscure numbers from their mixtapes, and, of course, the classics we’ve all known and loved for years.

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To top it off, during the final song, Flaws, frontman Dan made his way into the crowd to dance and sing with fans, before ending up dancing on the bar. If that doesn’t scream down-to-earth-humble-guy, we don’t know what does.


A special mention goes out to local lad and support act, Lewis Capaldi, who had the room absolutely captivated. Never have we seen the O2 Academy so rammed full of people for a support act, and fans were not disappointed.

His chat between songs brought the crowd down, and his powerful performances had everyone singing along. Speaking candidly about how he couldn’t afford a drummer, and his recent health complications (to put it mildly) he’s the Glasgow lad we’ve always known and loved.

If you’re looking for a show that will make you feel every emotion known to the human race, a Bastille gig promises to deliver. From joy, to reflection, to absolute euphoria, you’ll feel it all.

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