BASTILLE are coming to Bradford after being buoyed by a two-month long tour in North America and the recent release of a new single.

The four-piece indie-pop band have experienced a whirlwind summer, playing at Glastonbury and Reading, while their third album - Doom Days - made it into the top five in both the UK and US, after being released in June.

They also recently released a new version of "Another Place", this time featuring Grammy winning artist, Alessia Cara.

Lead singer, Dan Smith, hit the headlines recently too after covering REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling" on John Lewis's hit Christmas advert, which features new loveable character Edgar the Dragon.

It's been a busy few months for Bastille, but they haven’t had time to close their eyes, with their sold-out UK Doom Days Club Tour rapidly approaching.

The nine-venue run begins on Friday, November 29, in Coventry, stopping off at St. George's Hall, Bradford, on Tuesday, December 3.

Ahead of that the T&A interviewed keyboard player Kyle Simmons - who used to go to the University of Leeds along with Smith.

He explained the "vibe" behind the new album Bastille will be playing on tour.

Simmons said: "The album is about escapism and realising that there is a lot of s**t going on and it's important to recognise it and understand but, equally, sometimes you just need to ignore it.

"It's having a house party during an apocalypse.

"You're in there with all your friends and family, ignoring everything."

The tour itself is a far cry from the huge festivals the band played over the summer.

It features more intimate spaces, something which the band are looking forward to getting back to.

Simmons said: "The whole point of the tour is to go to places we haven't been before.

"We're just really excited to head up, especially with the sizes of the venues we're playing.

"We've not played these intimate venues for so so long and we're looking forward to being able to experience that again, especially in Yorkshire - people are loads nicer up there.

"We enjoy coming back to intimate venues.

"We've been playing bigger and bigger venues - although its incredible in its own right, you do lose that intimacy.

"When we can see the faces of every fan in the room, you definitely miss that feeling.

"It's nice to come back and remember where we came from."

Often intimacy comes hand-in-hand with exclusivity and that certainly will be the case for those who managed to bag a ticket for the tour.

Simmons said: "We'll be playing the album from start to finish.

"There's a couple of songs we cut from the album - we're going to play those songs.

"People are going to be hearing brand new, unreleased music.

"I hope we all remember how to play them.

"We're going to try replicate like a part club and house party."

2020 will mark 10 years in the game for Bastille and Simmons admits there have been a lot of changes in the industry.

But, the band has remained ever present and the keyboard player made a bold claim when answering whether the band will still be knocking about in another decade.

He said: "We are not going to stop for no reason.

"We're doing this because we love it and we've got arguably the best job in the world.

"I can't see us stopping - I'm going to put my name on the line and say yes, we still will."