Bastille is hands down one of my favorite bands of the last year or so. They’ve been on my radar since before their album, Bad Blood, came out in the UK. They’re the one band I shouted about to all my friends… I told them that Bastille would be their new favorite band, and for the most part, I was right.
I love their album, there’s not a single bad song. Not on the UK version, nor the expanded US version. I’ve also seen them twice, and they’re phenomenal live. I’m also rightfully obsessed with their covers…. they are brilliant producers and have fantastic mashups. See them mash-up Eminem‘s “Lose Yourself” with Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop”… it’s genius! And on top of that, I’ve met the guys when they stopped by ALT 98.7fm for a chat, and they’re great, funny, and incredible humble.
I’ve got two copies of their album, Bad Blood, and have been wearing them out. Thankfully, they’re releasing a new collection album, called All This Bad Blood which will include all the songs they’re recorded up to now.
It’ll have their brilliant cover of “Of The Night” which is always a crowd pleaser at their live shows. Here’s the studio version of the song:
And a live version of one of my favorite songs (of the moment – it changes all the time!) from the album, “Things We Lost In The Fire”:
Bastille! Bastille! Bastille!