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Bastille say they are shocked over their sucess

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 - 01:14

May 08 - The British rockers find themselves on the UK charts with the release of their album ''Bad Blood.'' Alicia Powell reports.

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British alternative rock group Bastille have been storming the album charts in the UK with their new album "Bad Blood." Their success seems to hinge on the increasing popularity of their single "Pompeii." Lead singer Dan Smith said their success is a bit of a surprise. SOUNDBITE: Dan Smith, Bastille, saying (English): "I think Kyle puts it really well, we all in a lot of these situations feel like competition winners who just like got the wrong ticket. We rock up and we're like 'we don't belong here. This isn't us.'" The band revolves around keyboardist Kyle Simmons and Smith, who wrote most of the album on a laptop in his bedroom. Asked whether the band was a democracy, Simmons quipped. SOUNDBITE: Kyle Simmons, Bastille, saying (English): "It's not. It's not democratic." SOUNDBITE: Dan Smith, Bastille, saying (English): "I think the way that we see it is that I've always had a really strong sense of visuals and how I want it to be seen and the contents of the songs but when it comes to being a live band and doing stuff as a four, on the live side of things I think it's much more democratic. When it comes to making decisions and deciding what to do, it's the four of us coming to that conclusion." The follow-up single "Laura Palmer", has already gaining momentum with over 1.2 million views on YouTube.

Bastille say they are shocked over their sucess

Wednesday, May 08, 2013 - 01:14

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