Bastille joke about retirement

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 February 2014


Bastille have joked they're so happy to win the Best British Breakthrough prize at the BRIT Awards tonight (19.02.14) that they could now "retire and work in McDonalds"

Bastille have joked they're ready to "retire and work in McDonalds".

The 'Pompeii' hitmakers admit they're so happy to be honoured with the Best British Breakthrough prize at the BRIT Awards, held at London's O2 Arena, tonight (19.02.14) that they could now just give up their careers to work in a fast food restaurant.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, frontman Dan Smith joked: "It's completely unexpected to win Best British Breakthrough. We can now give up music, retire and all go and work in McDonalds like we always dreamed."

The quartet - consisting of Dan, Chris Woody, Kyle Simmons and Will Farquarson - fought off stiff competition from the likes of London Grammar, Disclosure, Laura Mvula and Tom Odell for the prize.

However, the band - who released their debut album 'Bad Blood' in March 2013 - admit they never expected to achieve so much success in just a year and they're really grateful for being able to travel the world and meet their fans.

Dan explained: "It's been a wicked year, it's a year no-one, apart from a couple of people, could have predicted. We've been able to go all over the world, it's been ridiculous."

Bastille had also been nominated for Best British Group, Best British Single for their track 'Pompeii' and Best British Album, but narrowly missed out on the gongs.


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