Bastille have 'no interest' in fame

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 September 2016


Bastille have revealed they are not in the music industry to achieve fame and would much rather remain anonymous while still making chart music

Bastille have "no interest" in being famous.

The 'Good Grief' hitmakers - comprised of Dan Smith, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons - are happy as long as they can make music and play festivals and would much rather keep out of the limelight.

Frontman Dan, 30, said: "We feel very lucky, we love making songs, but have no interest in being famous at all.

"It's great when we play festivals and then be anonymous.

"We don't sit around gobbing off about things so people aren't as interested in us as people, and we're totally fine with that.

"Enough people are interested in our music, and that's what counts."

Will, who plays keyboard for the indie band, said that it would be "horrible" if they were at the same level of fame as pop superstar Britney Spears.

Recalling a trip to a clothes shop , where the cashier was singing to their song and was oblivious to who he was, Will said: "I was buying a jacket and a Bastille song was playing and the girl serving me was singing along, but had no idea who I was. That was a great moment.

"If you're Britney Spears everyone knows who you are - fame like that would be horrible."

Bastille recently released their second LP 'Wild World' and the album deals with large scale issues.

Explaining the theme behind their follow-up to 2013's 'Bad Blood', Dan told the Daily Star newspaper: "The album is about how it feels to be watching the news and be knocked sideways by it.

"How the f*** do you process the news at the moment?"

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