British Breakthrough: The Story of Bastille

Each week we’re going to look at the stories of the British Breakthrough Act Nominees. You can help decide the winner by voting for your favourite

First up is Bastille who’ve go to the BRITs with four nominations and are also set to perform on the night. 

Starting to cause Other People’s Heartache
Long before Bastille were on most people’s radars they released two free mixtapes which included covers of Lana Del Rey, David Guetta and this version of City High’s What Would You Do?

Their first release
Overjoyed and Bad Blood comprised Bastille’s first release in 2012 and the band were already setting up gigs at iconic venues like London’s KOKO.

Top of the charts
After narrowly missing out on the UK’s No. 1 spot to Justin Timberlake they hit the summit with their debut album Bad Blood.

Bits on the side
Will is training is training to be a pilot, Woody’s massively into Plymouth Argyle and Cricket, Dan’s a film buff and Kyle - as half of production duo Tyde - has remixed a number of tracks including Rudimental’s Baby.

Four nominations and a performance at The O2
The band have had an incredible year culminating in them battling for four BRITs and something special planned for their performance at the Awards on February 19.

Bastille have been nominated for British Breakthrough Act along with Disclosure, Laura Mvula, London Grammar and Tom Odell. You can vote for your favourite to win a BRIT Award at London’s O2 Arena on February 19.