Last night global selling British band, Bastille revealed a stunning trailer announcing the title of their forthcoming album ‘Wild World’!
It’s just five years since South Londoner, Dan Smith, started Bastille alone in his bedroom, releasing 300 copies of Bastille’s debut single. Relentless gigging, genuine word of mouth and some smartly curated mixtapes meant that within three years — and with Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards) added to the line-up, Bastille became a global phenomenon; the band’s chart-conquering debut album ‘Bad Blood’ selling over 4m albums alongside 11m singles. In the UK, the twice Number One album was certified double-platinum and named the biggest-selling digital album of 2013. Hit singles ‘Pompeii’, ‘Flaws’, ‘Laura Palmer’ and ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ helped Bastille become that year’s biggest-selling global breakthrough act, with over a billion Spotify streams and in turn earning the band British Breakthrough at the following year’s Brits, along with two Grammy nominations. They have also collaborated with acts like Haim, Kate Tempest and Angel Haze, and Dan co-founded and co-runs an indie label, Best Laid Plans, helping to develop acts like Rag ’N’ Bone Man and Rationale.
Last week the band played 2 new songs at Radio 1 Big Weekend entitled ‘The Currents’ and ‘Snakes’. They play a number of festivals this summer including Parklife, Wildlife, Glastonbury, T in the Park and V festival.
11th – Parklife, Manchester, UK (Headline Big Top, 9.30pm – 11.00pm)
12th – Wildlife, Brighton, UK (Main Stage, 6.35pm – 7.35pm)
24th – Glastonbury, UK (Other Stage, 9pm – 10pm)