Bastille (stylised as BΔSTILLE) are a band from London, England. First formed in 2010, Bastille began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece consists of members Dan Smith, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day – an event celebrated on Smith's birthday, July 14.
In February 2013, ahead of the release of their debut album, the band's fourth single, "Pompeii", was released to huge demand, charting at number two in the UK. Their first studio album, titled Bad Blood, was released in March 2013 and debuted atop the UK Albums Chart. Bastille has landed several nominations including ones for the Brit Awards, Billboard Music Awards, World Music Awards, and Grammy Awards. They have sold over 8 million records worldwide.