When Bastille first made it into the charts with their single Pompeii they were left with a bad reputation, one that implied their music was only for young girls and indie wannabes. However, with the release of their debut album Bad Blood and other new music throughout the years this reputation slowly but surely changed into something more positive. Now with the release of their new album Wild World it is safe to say that the world is taking Bastille for the talented indie-pop band they are and always have been.
Despite Dan Smith’s ever distinctive vocals, Bastille have been developing their sound into something slightly (and only slightly) rockier with songs such as Blame. Although the opening guitar riff, as brilliant as it is, sounds as if it’s been taken straight from The Vaccines Dream Lover.
But, Bastille manage to master a mix of old and new with their first single from the album Good Grief which, sounds like it came straight off Bad Blood. In doing this the band have ensured they keep older fans happy whilst also experimenting with newer sounds, in tracks such as Warmth, in attempt to attract an army of new fans and so far, it seems to be working.
Whilst Bastille may never be able to recreate the exact magic of Bad Blood, Wild World is an exceptional album that shows how far the boys have come and how much further they will be able to go.