Dan Smith is to “epic, cinematic, indie” band Bastille exactly what Miss Welch is to Florence and the Machine. The “ epic, cinematic, indie” band Bastille formed in 2011 when Dan – who has been told he looks like Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother and Nick Grimshaw – put up the single ‘Flaws’ up on Youtube, accompanied by a bootleg video from a Terrence Malick film. The response was so positive they re-released the single ‘Flaws’ “properly” alongside an official video filmed in Coney Island, New York. One year on and Bastille are gearing up to embark on a takeover of the music scene before their debut debut album, ‘Bad Blood’ is released in March. We’re treated to an exclusive acoustic performance of ‘Pompeii’ on the day of the single release.

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The Interview: Stalley

Published on 30 October 2014

We caught up with the Midwest hailing rapper in the wake of the release of his debut album earlier this week.

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Film / Music

Clint Mansell

Published on 26 October 2014

Former Pop Will Eat Itself frontman reflects on the evocative power of music.