Bastille – ‘Bad Blood’

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‘Bad Blood’ is the new single from Bastille. To be honest, if you haven’t heard of Bastille already then you really should sit up and pay attention. After getting a significant amount of airplay on BBC Radio 1 and featuring on Huw Stephen’s show very recently, it seems others are really starting to take Bastille seriously. This single really showcases the talent of Dan Smith, the frontman, song-writer and pretty much, the brains behind Bastille. It shows an evolution from their earlier music to what has become a perfectly produced single. Watch the enigmatic video below.

It’s not your usual music video, it has even been accompanied by it’s own investigation on Facebook asking fans to give witness reports. Even this concept driven video adds excitement and something very different to the hype around Bastille. If you get the chance to see them live this summer I would highly recommend it, their live performances are electric. In my eyes it is definitely hard to draw comparisons as they aren’t like a lot of other acts. The Bad Blood EP was released on Friday and features the single alongside numerous remixes and a demo track, ‘Haunt’.

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I’m Megan Downing, an English Literature graduate from University of Southampton. I am the Music, Arts and Culture Editor for The National Student. I am the Membership and Communications Officer for the Student Publication Association, I write about music for 7BitArcade, and contribute regularly to The Culture Trip. I have a passion for live music and this is where I began in student journalism. Reviewing a gig or festival is still where my heart lies four years on. I will be starting at MTV as a News Intern in June 2015. One thing you should know about me is that I have an unhealthy obsession with Kevin Spacey.

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