After selling over 5 million records in the US, being nominated for multiple awards, (and winning some!), and having MASSIVE hits with "Pompeii" and "Good Grief," it's safe to say that Bastille is a major force in indie/alternative pop music.
We all know the songs - "Pompeii" was practically inescapable in 2013 - but true fans (called "stormers") love more than just their catchy radio hits. They love the four (sometimes five) guys behind these songs, too! They're just a bunch of funny, smart, kind nerds!
Here are just twenty-five (of the many) little things Stormers love about Bastille!
1. Dan’s obsession with David Lynch
Look at that David Lynch shirt! He's such a fanboy, he's written multiple songs about the show "Twin Peaks!"
2. Kyle’s obsession with cats
That might be the greatest cat shirt I've ever seen (and he wears a lot of them)!
3. Woody’s hair
Disney Princess-worthy hair!
4. Will’s personality
"They don't call me the granny of rock for nothing." - Will Farquarson, "Help Me Chase Those Seconds" documentary
5. Charlie Barnes
He's just a touring member, not an official band member, but we love him as much as we love the rest of the band! (And he has a brilliant new song out!)
6. All the covers
They're all so brilliant! (But here are my 15 favorites!)
7. Dan’s dancing
It's terrible, but also incredibly adorable!
8. Kyle’s mustache
Look at how majestic it is!
9. When they speak in French
They're a British band, but they're named after a French holiday, so they've been trying to learn French!
10. Dan’s laugh
Any time he laughs, it's adorable, but it's best when he starts giggling while singing.
11. Dan pointing at things
There are so many pictures of him pointing at random things floating around on the internet. What a dork. (And there's a "Twin Peaks" reference with this one!)
12. The acapella version of "Overjoyed"
This particular performance seriously shows how incredibly talented these guys are!
13. Dan’s hair
It's always changing, but it never fails to defy gravity.
14. Dan’s pessimism
"How am I gonna be an optimist about this?"
15. Dan messing up his own lyrics… and lyrics to songs by other artists
He can't remember the lyrics to "Skulls" (one of the most underrated Bastille songs), or "bad_news," and he wrote them! And in the "This Is What You Came For/Bang Bang/I Knew You Were Trouble" mashup, he gets the lyrics to "I Knew You Were Trouble" COMPLETELY wrong. It's okay, Dan, we still love you!
16. Kyle’s overall fabulousness
The ultimate sassmaster.
17. The spinny videos
These videos were seriously one of the best parts of the Wild Wild World Tour! They're so adorable!
18. Will constantly forgetting the songs
"I'm in the band, I swear" - Will Farquarson, probably
19. When Dan drums
Just one of the many reasons "Of the Night" is one of the best songs to hear live!
20. The way Dan runs
It's adorable and hilarious!
21. The "Glory" music video
A cinematic masterpiece!
22. Will’s sarcasm
He's practically always like this. It's the best!
23. Their friendship
They're all actually super close friends! There's usually at least one hug during live shows! It's wonderful!
24. When Dan does the tip-toe thing while singing high notes
He stands on his toes anytime he sings a high note, and it's the most precious thing ever.
25. The band’s overall adorableness
Just look at them! How can you not love them?!