Today is the third and final day of the 2014 Hangout Fest, but don’t get too sad because we’ve saved (some of) the best for last! This party is going out in style, and VH1 is here to make sure you get the most music on our livestream. There’s dozens of acts playing today, but we’ve narrowed it down to five ones that you can’t POSSIBLY miss!
Bastille made their Saturday Night Live debut last night. Host Jonah Hill introduced the British rock band on stage to perform their popular singles, “Pompeii,” and their ballad, “Oblivion.” All in all, the band gave two fantastic performances. If American audiences didn’t know the group (which is poised to be America’s new favorite band) before last night, they definitely have no excuse not to be fans now.
Performing on Saturday Night Live this week is the emerging rock band, Bastille. The English quartet is making waves here in the U.S. following the release of their buzzworthy debut album, Bad Blood. On the record, they’ve blended together an unique mix of rock, alt, EDM and R&B sounds. In 2013, the group scored a year-end charter with “Pompeii” and have been enjoying more radio play thanks to their latest offering, “Things We Lost in the Fire.” With SNL about to expose to mainstream attention, it’s time to get to know your new favorite band.
Bruce Springsteen is the Boss of the SoundScan charts this week, although his grip may be loosening. Still, his High Hopes are enough to dash the chart reign of Disney’s Frozen soundtrack, which lands in the week’s runner up position. Here’s the rest of this week’s chart happenings in our weekly SoundScanner feature:
The BBC Live Lounge is known for producing stellar live covers of pop songs. Just in its seventh year, the ongoing series has quickly become a popular way to explore new ground with hit songs of the past year while showcasing the amazing talent of the artists who owned the past twelve months. Florence Welch, Jamie Cullum, Taio Cruz have all made their way through the studio to produce a rocking cover jam. This year proved to be no different. Miley Cyrus, Vampire Weekend and Bastille all knocked it out of the park with unexpectedly amazing covers that really made one wonder if they should have sung the song in the first place.