Surfacing: Bastille

on Friday, December 10, 2010
Words: Saam Das

You might remember that a couple of months ago I wrote about a band called To Kill A King (do check them out, if you missed out at the time). Well, when I was doing my "research" on them, I discovered another band called Bastille, whose majestic sound immediately grabbed my attention.

So much so I actually emailed them/him to see if we could sort out a free download (an "exclusive global download" if you want to be all for all of you. That didn't quite work out but it's time to unleash this music further into the world. And thanks to Strummerville, I can even point you to the download anyway.

Classical leanings contrast the overwhelming pop hooks, which in combination with the rich vocals deliver a beguiling sense of majesty that places Bastille somewhere between Patrick Wolf and Hurts. Experience the compelling romantic pop below with the anthemic tracks 'Icarus' and 'Laura Palmer'.


STREAM: Laura Palmer by BASTILLE

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