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Ambrosia Healy

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Erin Cooney

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LA, CA 90069

Jennie Boddy

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Bastille

10/17/2013 Download
Release

“POMPEII,” THE LEAD SINGLE FROM BASTILLE’S DEBUT ALBUM, BAD BLOOD, IS NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S ALTERNATIVE SONGS CHART

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 16, 2013

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“POMPEII,” THE LEAD SINGLE FROM

Bastille’s Debut ALBUM, BAD BLOOD, IS

NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD’S ALTERNATIVE SONGS CHART

Pre-order Available Now On The iTunes Store For

Remixed EP, Set For October 22 Release

“Pompeii,” the first single from Bastille’s debut album, Bad Blood (Virgin Records), is No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. The track – first played in the U.S. by SiriusXM Alt Nation – is only the seventh song to top the chart this year. Praised by USA Today for its “buoyant melodies and stirring vocals,” “Pompeii” impacts Top 40 radio this week and is already a Top 15 hit at the Triple A format. The global smash has sold more than 300,000 downloads in the U.S. and is certified Platinum in the U.K. and New Zealand, double Platinum in Italy and triple Platinum in Australia. The “Pompeii” video has more than 40 million views and has been added to FUSE Favorite, LOGO’s NewNowNext and mtvU.

The pre-order for Bastille’s 10-track Remixed EP, set for October 22 release by Virgin Records, is available now on the iTunes Store http://smarturl.it/BastilleRemixed. See below for track listing. Bastille’s iTunes Guest DJ station will launch on October 21.

In a recent “On the Verge” feature, USA Today noted,these Londoners are crafting stadium-ready, pop-rock anthems that have already blown up the charts across the pond.” Bad Blood entered the U.K. albums chart at No. 1 and was the first debut album of 2013 to be certified Platinum there.

Bastille founder Dan Smith and his band mates – Will Farquarson, Kyle Simmons and Chris “Woody” Wood – have been playing and touring together for more than two years. While each has his main role in the band, they effortlessly trade places on vocals, keyboards and percussion. Bastille’s spring 2013 U.K. headline tour sold out immediately, with all 44,000 tickets gone in a day. The band’s first-ever U.S. tour also sold out well in advance, and is being documented through a series of short films available at the band’s Cinema Pompeii site. Fans can check out Bastille performing “Pompeii” on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” outdoor stage here.

Remixed EP – Track Listing

1.      Bad Blood (Melé Remix)
2.      Overjoyed (Distance Remix)
3.      Pompeii (Kat Krazy Remix)
4.      Laura Palmer (RAC Mix)
5.      Things We Lost in the Fire (Begun Remix)
6.      Flaws (Russ Chimes Remix)
7.      Bad Blood (F_U_G_Z Remix)
8.      Overjoyed (Yeasayer)
9.      Pompeii (Tyde Remix)
10.   Laura Palmer (Abbey Road Live Strings Version)

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For more information on BASTILLE, contact:

Ambrosia Healy, The Fun Star

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

Erin Cooney, The Fun Star

erin@thefunstar.com

or visit:

http://bastillebastille.com

http://cinemapompeii.com

https://twitter.com/BASTILLEdan

http://www.facebook.com/bastilleuk

http://youtube.com/bastillevevo

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