It is just seven years since South Londoner Dan Smith started Bastille alone in his bedroom. With Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards) added to the line-up, Bastille have become a global phenomenon.
The band's chart-conquering debut album 'Bad Blood' sold more than four million copies alongside 11 million singles. In the UK, the twice Number One album was certified double-platinum and earned Bastille the British Breakthrough award at the 2014 Brits, along with two Grammy nominations.
The 2016 follow up 'Wild World' - spearheaded by single, 'Good Grief' - topped the UK album charts and hit Top 5 in the US. Featuring the singles 'Send Them Off!' 'Blame' and 'Glory' it was a hit with fans and critics alike and saw them scoop NME Album Of The Year.
Together with a series of sold out arena tours and major festival appearances, Bastille have also collaborated with acts like Haim, Kate Tempest and Angel Haze, and Dan co-founded and co-runs an indie label, Best Laid Plans, helping to develop acts like Rag 'N' Bone Man and Rationale.