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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Bastille
Written by Raffy Ermac
 
A lot of alt-rock fans have probably known about this quartet from London for a quite a while, but with as much attention as they’re garnering from the indie scene, it won’t be soon before long until their surely a household name.
 
Bastille, comprised of band members Dan Smith, Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, Will Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons, got their start in 2010 in London as a solo project by Smith but eventually turned into a band… which was a good decision, especially considering the newfound popularity of the musical foursome.
 
With a few independent singles here and there (including “Flaws” and “Icarus”) and an EP under their belt, Bastille signed to EMI Music back in 2010, with a promise of a career filled with nothing but  good music.
 
Making good on that promise, Bastille now has a chart-topping album under their belt (March’s Bad Blood), a huge international fan base, and a slew of hit singles to their credit. Pretty good coming from a band that was formed a mere three years ago, huh?
 
Some of their best singles to date include “Things We Lost in the Fire”, “Laura Palmer”, and their definitive “Pompei”, an ode to destructive relationships and their parallel to the ancient Roman city (perhaps it can serve as the main theme song for the upcoming movie of the same name, yes?).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After their debut studio album shot to the top of the U.K. albums charts, Bastille released a new EP, May’s Haunt, and even toured alongside another huge English alt-rock act many people know by the name of Muse.
 
Now, with the rest of a U.S. tour in front of them, as well as an unprecedented amount of shows in the U.K. for the rest of the year, it’s almost entirely foreseeable that Bastille will continue to slay the rock music game with some more good music for their rest of their long career!
 
For more info and tour dates, check out their Official Website, and follow them on Twitter!
 
 
- Raffy Ermac, YH Staff