Big night for Bastille as they prepare to perform at the Brit Awards

By Gemma Jamieson

London band Bastille are hoping for a big win at tomorrow evening’s Brit Awards after being nominated for four gongs.

Lead singer and song writer Daniel Smith wrote the band’s debut album while living in Putney, and says he could never have imagined the success the group has achieved over the last 12 months.

“This time last year, I thought I’d be frying burgers. I didn’t have a thought I’d be playing at the Brits,” he told the Daily Record.

“On the rare occasions we get home, we just do normal stuff. Going to the Brits will be a mad night for us!”

Their nominations come for best breakthrough act, best group, best album of the year and best single, for their fourth single “Pompeii”.

Bastille’s debut album, Bad Blood was released in March 2013 and it went to number one in the UK.

The inspiration behind the band’s name comes from 14 July, Bastille Day, which also happens to be Smith’s birthday.

There will be healthy competition on the night from Surrey duo Discourse, who are nominated for the same four awards.

Bastille will also be performing at the event, alongside other performances from Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Artic Monkeys and Lorde.

The Brit Awards will be shown live on IT1 at 8pm, 19 February.

Picture courtesy of michael dornbierer, with thanks

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