Bastille want Rihanna collaboration

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 February 2015


Bastille want to collaborate with Rihanna because 'she looks wicked, she dances and she sounds wicked'

Bastille want to collaborate with Rihanna.

The Grammy nominees - Dan Smith, Chris Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons - admitted they're keen to work with the chart-topping star because of her great looks and incredible stage presence.

William confessed: "I'd like to collaborate with Rihanna for two reasons. The first reason is because she's spectacularly beautiful and the second reason, I'm a firm believer that she's really good. I saw her live during a festival once and she was spectacular. She looks wicked, she dances and she sounds wicked."

Explaining his love for the 'FourFiveSeconds' hitmaker, the 31-year-old musician said it would be difficult to dislike her because she's released so many popular singles during her career, but finds it strange it is not "credible" for rockers like themselves to like her.

He told "She's brought out hit after hit for the past ten years. People forget that about her. She looks wonderful and it may not be the cool answer or credible, but I like her."

Meanwhile, the 'Pompeii' hitmakers - who are currently working on their second studio album - took the opportunity to hit back at their critics who have previously said they are too "posh" to make music of value

Responding to the accusations, he said: "I love that. It's interesting to see that that's what people see of it. It's unfair to attack someone because they're posh. We're just making music. I guess, if we went to public school and wrote songs about the struggle of growing up on a council estate then it would become hypocritical and people would comment on that too. We're just singing songs about stuff that are interesting to us. I don't think our social background should come in to it."


Inoffensive sounds from this south London indie four-piece.

Colston Hall, Bristol

Fri 13 Apr

Times to be confirmed / 0117 922 3686

O2 Apollo Manchester

Tue 10 Apr

£40 / 0844 477 7677

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Mon 16 Apr

Times to be confirmed / 020 7589 8212

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Sassy pop and R&B packed with attitude from the multi-award-winning Barbadian singer actress, who has topped the UK charts again and again with hits including 'Umbrella', 'Only Girl (In The World)', 'We Found Love' and 'Diamonds.'

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