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Combining glossy '80s synth pop and arena-friendly choruses on singles such as "Pompeii," London's Bastille sold millions of their debut album Bad Blood. The group began as the solo project of singer/songwriter Dan Smith -- whose birthday is July 14 (aka Bastille Day) but became a full-fledged band in 2010 with the addition of Chris Wood, William Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons. Bastille attracted a lot of attention after putting a few tracks online, leading to support slots at major U.K. festivals like Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight. Eventually they secured a deal with hip indie label Young and Lost Club and released their debut 7” single, Flaws/Icarus, in July 2011. This was followed later that year by the Laura Palmer EP, named for the teenaged murder victim in David Lynch's cult '90s TV series Twin Peaks; the creepy accompanying video for the track “Overjoyed” was also heavily inspired by the series. "Overjoyed" also became Bastille's first single for EMI Records in April 2012, while "Bad Blood," which was released that August, peaked at number 90 in the U.K. charts. The band had greater success with "Flaws," their first single to debut in the Top 40 upon its release in October 2012. Bastille's true breakthrough came with "Pompeii," which reached number two on the U.K. charts in February 2013. The following month, the band's first full-length arrived, debuting at the top of the U.K. Albums Chart. That November, All This Bad Blood, a deluxe version of the album featuring the new single "Of the Night," was released. Bad Blood sold over two million copies and helped Bastille earn a 2014 Brit Award for Best Breakthrough Act, as well as nominations for British Album of the Year, British Single of the Year, and British Group. Late that year they released the third installment of their mixtape series, VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III), which included collaborations with the likes of HAIM, MNEK, and Angel Haze. They were also nominated for Best New Artist at the 57th Grammy Awards, ultimately losing to Sam Smith. The band began work on their second album as they continued to tour, and debuted new songs that blended rock, R&B, and dance music at their concerts. One of these songs, "Hangin'," was released as a single in September 2015. Two more songs, "The Currents" and "Good Grief," appeared in 2016. A few months later, Bastille's second album, Wild World, appeared in September. ~ John D. Buchanan & Heather Phares
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Albums by
Bastille

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    14 songs

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    Wild World

    19 songs

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    Wild World [Deluxe Edition]

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    Things We Lost In The Fire

    1 song

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    Send Them Off!

    15 songs

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    Bad Blood [Bonus Tracks]

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    Aqua Lung / Farewell My Lovely

    25 songs

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    Bad Blood [Bonus Tracks]

    9 songs

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    VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III)

    6 songs

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    Oblivion

    10 songs

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    Remixed

    1 song

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    Good Grief

    1 song

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    Good Grief

    1 song

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    Fake It

    1 song

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    Good Grief [Autograf Remix]

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    Good Grief

    1 song

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    Good Grief

    1 song

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    Torn Apart

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    Bite Down

    1 song

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    The Driver

    1 song

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    Weapon

    1 song

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    Pompeii

    2 songs

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    You Make Me Feel / Head Space

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    Bad Blood (The Extended Cut)

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    Laura Palmer

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Top Songs by
Bastille

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Pompeii
  3.   Bad Blood
  4.   Flaws
  5.   Good Grief
  6.   Daniel in the Den
  7.   Overjoyed
  8.   Laura Palmer
  9.   Things We Lost in the Fire
  10.   Oblivion
  11.   Of the Night
  12.   Poet
  13.   Send Them Off!
  14.   Bite Down by HAIM
  15.   Fake It
  16.   Torn Apart by Grades
  17.   Icarus
  18.   What Would You Do
  19.   Laughter Lines
  20.   The Driver
  21.   Haunt
  22.   Sleepsong
  23.   Skulls
  24.   These Streets
  25.   Get Home
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