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Approved: Bastille (TGE Gig Previews 2011)

By | Published on Wednesday 11 May 2011


In the run up to this year’s Great Escape, which takes place in venues across Brighton from 12-14 May, we’ll be previewing some of our favourite artists who are playing the festival this year.

Today we’ve selected Bastille, which is the work of a guy called Dan Smith. Although the project emerged last year, activity has so far been fairly sparse, but an increasing number of people are awaiting every new upload with baited breath thanks to his knack of crafting excellent pop music. The first seeds were planted last year in the form of ‘Icarus’ and ‘Laura Palmer’, which you can hear on the Bastille SoundCloud page along with a newer track, ‘Flaws’, and a couple of remixes. If you like pictures, you can also find homemade videos for ‘Laura Palmer’ and ‘Flaws’ on his YouTube profile.

But at The Great Escape you’ll be able to see the man himself in the flesh at the Komedia Studio Bar on 13 May. To get into this show, plus all the other hundreds of panels, sessions, parties and gigs taking place at The Great Escape this year, get your delegates pass from