Dan Smith, the creative force behind Bastille, is a storyteller at heart, whose compositions are heavily influenced by the work of such directors as Dario Argento, David Lynch and Terrence Malick and authors Ian McEwan, Hubert Selby, Jr. and Brett Easton Ellis. To complete Bastille’s lineup, Smith brought aboard friends Chris Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. After playing and touring together for more than two years, they exhibit an uncommon unity. While each has their main role in Bastille, they effortlessly trade places on vocals, keyboards and percussion, creating a musical tapestry interlaced with texture and experimentation.