Pompeii by Bastille


Song Information

"Pompeii" is a song by British band Bastille, from their debut studio album Bad Blood (2013). The song was released as a digital download on 24 February 2013. It has peaked at number one on the singles charts of Ireland, number two in the UK and at number three in Italy, where it was also certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Show video tutorial!

About the Artist

Bastille (stylized as BĪ”STILLE) are an English alternative rock band from London. First formed in 2010, Bastille began as a solo project by singer-songwriter, Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The quartet 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 14 July, recognising the Storming of the Bastille in Paris, which is also the same date lead vocalist, Dan Smith, was born. In December 2011, record label EMI Music announced that they had offered Bastille a record contract with Virgin Records. Their debut single, "Overjoyed" was subsequently released in April 2012. Their second single, "Bad Blood" - which shares the same title as the band's first studio album, followed in August 2012, and received moderate success in the United Kingdom, charting at number-ninety. The third track to be taken from Bad Blood, titled, "Flaws", became the group's first to peak inside the Top 40, debuting at number-twenty-one.

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