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Bastille ‘VS: Other People’s Heartache Part III’ – Album Review

Universal (2014)

Wrapping up an incredible year in which they won Best Breakthrough at the BRIT Awards, conquered America with the hit single “Pompeii,” and watches sales of their debut album soar past the two million mark, London quartet Bastille return to their mixtape series with VS: Other People’s Heartache Part III. Unlike their 2012 first two installments, which mashed up classics from Snap & Corona, and TLC and The xx, and […]


Introducing: Bastille

Like fellow British dance mavericks The Streets and Metronomy, South London outfit Bastille began essentially as a solo vehicle, namely for Dan Smith, a singer-songwriter previously signed to Elton John’s management company, before expanding to a more traditional bass-guitar-drums line-up. Despite the influence of lone troubadours Antony & The Johnsons, Regina Spektor and Bat For Lashes, Smith’s intriguing blend of folk, electronica and indie-pop meant it was little wonder that […]


A Merry Electronica Christmas

Perhaps due to weariness of big band crooners like Michael Buble and Rod Stewart dominating the contemporary Christmas music market, many artists from the dance/electronica scene have also gotten in on the act in 2012, offering their own take on the season of goodwill. Here’s a look at five of the most intriguing. The xx – “Last Christmas” Wham’s 1984 classic might still be a much-loved favourite nearly 30 years […]