Following the massive success of their debut album, “Bad Blood”, Brit rock band “Bastille” are bringing their exhilarating live show to Singapore on 9 Jan 2015.
To prep you for their upcoming gig, here are 5 lesser-known facts about the band.
- Bastille is big on history.The band’s name is inspired by Bastille Day, which commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution. (It also happens to be lead vocalist’s Daniel Smith’s birthday.) Meanwhile, several of the band’s songs play on historical events: “Pompeii” is inspired by the Roman town engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and “Icarus” plays on the character in Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun.
- The band loves covering other artists.They’ve released a two part mixtape called “Other People’s Heartache” featuring their take on songs such as “Titanium” by David Guetta, “No Scrubs (No Angels)” by TLC, and “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac.
- Their smash hit, “Pompeii”, from their debut album “Bad Blood”, is not only the most streamed song of all time in the United Kingdom, it’s also the hold music when you call their record label, Virgin.
- They’re the first band to ever play at The British Museum, when they were invited to perform “Pompeii” at the opening of the Museum’s “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum” exhibition.
- The band is dead serious about their hot sauce that they’ve commissioned their own version of it. “Bastille’s Bad Blood Hot Sauce“, made from 70% habanero peppers, can be found on their tours.
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