Bastille is an English rock band formed in London in 2010. Bastille began as a solo project by singer/songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The band now consists of four members: Daniel Smith, Chris Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day – an event celebrated on Daniel Smith's birthday, July 14th.
Their debut album, "Bad Blood," was released in March 2013 and their single, "Pompeii," was released to huge demand, charting at #2 in the UK. They performed the hit on The Ellen Show in December 2013.