Bastille O2 Academy, Sheffield
Bastille made an insatiable sold-out crowd bounce as frontman Dan Smith charmed the fans through an energetic set.
Limited by a small back catalogue, the synth-pop quartet played out the tracks of their number one debut album Bad Blood, shaking things up with a couple of new numbers due to be released within a few weeks. New track, Campus, was a reggae pop thriller with plenty of hand-clapping and a physical performance from Dan, leaving the crowd hungry for more.
Dan did not disappoint, as he bravely climbed the speakers at the corner of the stage to the banister at the top of the venue, where he wowed fans from above and below with his vocal and acrobatic skill. Girls stretched over the barrier to try and stroke the arms and face of the frontman, who successfully managed to keep his balance while singing album track, Flaws.
A suprise medley of Snap’s Rhythm is a Dancer and Corona’s 90s hit Rhythm of the Night even got the older fans within the teenage crowd jumping.
Accused by some as sometimes being formulaic, the London four-piece certainly did not bore this Sheffield crowd. Back on stage for their encore, they finished with the infectious number two hit, Pompeii.
Fans sang along in adoration even after the lads had left the stage.
Bastille could be the new band on everyone’s lips. With a second album coming soon, an even bigger sold-out tour could be on the horizon.