Free piano sheet music from Bastille
Bastille is the name of a British indie pop, indie rock band from London.
Being active since 2010, when they were formed, the band also incorporates the genres of alternative dance and synthpop. Starting off as a one-man project, its main member has been Dan Smith, the singer and songwriter. The band later formed, when three men were added, namely William Farquarson, Chris Wood and Kyle Simmons.
The band’s name has been an inspiration from an event called the Bastille Day. That event takes place the same day with the birthday of Dan Smith.
The month of December in the year 2010 brought over the news from EMI Music that a contract offer has been issued for Bastille from the label Virgin Records. Later, Bastille debuted with the single "Overjoyed", released in April, 2012. The name of their debut studio album was "Bad Blood", which got released in 2013, month of March.
The album started at number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. The band managed to sell over 5 million albums in the United States and about half of that in the United Kingdom.
The year 2014 has been the most successful for Bastille. At the American Music Awards, they got nominated for New Artist of the Year, as well as for Favorite Alternative Artist. That same year, their single "Pompeii" was out and it was well received by critics and by the public altogether.
This feat made it possible for the single to get nominated at the APRA Music Awards, for the International Work of the Year.
Billboard Music Awards nominated Bastille as the New Artist of the Year in 2014, that same year meaning four other nominations at the Brit Awards. Their album "Bad Blood" has been nominated for Best British Album and their single "Pompeii" got nominated as well for the Best British Single.
A third nomination at the Brit Awards has been for the Best British Group, managing to win the award for the Best British Breakthrough Act.
At the World Music Awards, they received a total of seven nominations. Bastille as a group got nominated for the Best Group and the Best Live Act awards. "Bad Blood" received a nomination for Best Album. The single "Pompeii" got nominated for Best Song, as well as for Best Video.
Another 2013 single titled "Of the Night" has been nominated for the Best Song and Best Video awards.
They won the Choice Rock song award with "Pompeii" at the Teen Choice Awards, in 2015 getting 2 Grammy nominations.
|Lineup:||- Dan Smith|
- Kyle Simmons
- Will Farquarson
- Chris 'Woody' Wood
|Genres:||Indie Pop, Synthpop|
|Labels:||Virgin EMI, Universal, Capitol, Virgin|
|Official year when they were formed:||2010|
|Discography:||- Other People's Heartache (2012)|
- Other People's Heartache, Pt. 2 (2012)
- Bad Blood (2013)
- All This Bad Blood (2013)
- VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) (2014)