Becoming popular in the U.S. is a major obstacle most bands from other countries face when it comes to their music.
Either it’s because they originated from another country or it is a new and upcoming band. Both of these are true for Bastille, but that hasn’t stopped them from climbing music charts across the world.
The band got its name from Bastille Day, which is the holiday marking the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille in Paris on July 14, 1789.
Their new album, “Bad Blood,” which was released Sept. 3 in the U.S., was a chart-topper in foreign countries. The record debuted at No. 1 in the United Kingdom and was in the top 10 in Ireland and Australia earlier this year.
The hit single from the album was “Pompeii,” which debuted at No. 2 in the U.K. It also gave Bastille its first No. 1 single in Scotland and Ireland.
Several songs on the album have already come out in previous EPs and singles in the past years.
If you have ever heard of the band you will know that it has had many different sounds.
The band chooses to cover songs ranging from Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinking About You’ to City High’s ‘What Would You Do?’
These sounds can be described as a new electronic, vocal-heavy, percussive sound that has caught the attention of Europe and now the U.S.
The success of the band and growth is apparent through the world’s response during the past year. The album still remains within the top 20 on some charts in Europe, and Bastille’s spring 2013 U.K. headline tour sold out all 44,000 tickets.
It’s safe to say that people are catching on to this band and it is predicted that the “Bad Blood” album will have a similar response in the U.S.
Story by Jared Jeseo, Online Editor