Bastille is a British band, which was established in 2010. The lineup includes Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson, and Chris Wood. The most famous songs of this indie pop band are “Pompeii”, “Of the Night”, and “Things We Lost in the Fire”.
Initially, Bastille was a solo project created for a singer, producer, and songwriter Dan Smith. Later, Smith made a decision to create a band. The name of the band comes from Smith’s birthday, which is 14th July, which is Bastille Day.
In 2011, Bastille released the debut song “Flaws/Icarus” with an independent label Young & Lost Club. The single didn’t make it into the charts and didn’t become a part of any of the group’s albums.
The band gained some popularity online after uploading the song to YouTube. The group performed at a few British music festivals, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Blissfield’s.
In 2012, the group signed a contract with Virgin records and released a new single “Overjoyed”. The song didn’t make it into the charts. But two more singles released the same year “Bad Blood” and “Flaws” reached 90th and 21st spot in the UK Singles Chart accordingly. Both received golden status.