BASTILLE - LIVE IN SINGAPORE
The word Bastille brings to mind revolution, change and the storming of the old by the spirit of the new. When London-based singer/songwriter Dan Smith called his band Bastille, he was merely thinking of his birthday, July 14, France’s Bastille Day. But as one of the biggest British acts in the world right now, with hindsight Smith’s choice seems an ominously apt metaphor for their dramatic impact. Formed by Smith after recruiting keyboard player Kyle Simmons, bassist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, the band’s infectious track ‘Pompeii’ off their 2013 debut album ‘Bad Blood’ has become one of the alternative anthems of the last few years.
In 2016, Bastille returned with triumphant sophomore record ‘Wild World’, which features spectacularly catchy singles ‘Good Grief’ and ‘Send Them Off!’. ‘Wild World’ debuted straight at #1 on the UK charts and gained a spot in the top 50 of NME’s Albums of the Year.