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Bastille take the Atelier by storm
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Bastille take the Atelier by storm

12.11.2013 From our online archive
London indie-rock synth-pop band Bastille on Monday took the Atelier by storm, with a sell-out powerhouse show that left hands in the air and voices sore.

(CS) London indie-rock synth-pop band Bastille on Monday took the Atelier by storm, with a sell-out powerhouse show that left hands in the air and voices sore.

The Atelier was packed shortly after doors opened and opening act To Kill a King warmed up the crowds who had flocked inside from the cold, foggy Rue Hollerich.

Fans of Bastille will know To Kill a King from various YouTube collaborations and the band already had their own fans in tow cheering and clapping them on.

The wait until Bastille seemed longer than usual but all was forgotten with the first chords of the Twin Peaks television show theme song, which opened the concert. Fans of filmmaker David Lynch will have long spotted that the song Laura Palmer is named after a character on the cult show.

We love you”

From there it was a high-energy performance by frontman Dan Smith and his band, but also the audience, who sang along, jumped, danced, clapped and screamed.

Smith seemed slightly bashful about the many “We love you” shouts from the audience, with the occasional “take your shirt off” mixed in between. When he headed into the audience and onto the Atelier balcony for “Flaws”, cheers reached fever pitch.

A cover of the '90s hit “Rhythm is a Dancer” during the encore brought the house down and band and audience alike gave it their all during the final song of the night “Pompeii”.

Bastille also offered fans a sneak peek of their new material. Although the release date of their second album has not yet been revealed, hopefully the band will soon come back to Luxembourg for more, because at less than one and a half hours their gig was definitely too short.