Bastille has had a song on the Billboard Hot 100 for 25 weeks now and just performed on "Saturday Night Live" last month ... so, yes, we feel pretty comfortable declaring them one of MTV's 2014 Artists To Watch.
Since forming in 2010, these four Brits have ridden a steady stream of buzz to (almost) the top of the U.K. charts — their soaring smash, "Pompeii" made it to #2 back home, and has become a mainstay in the Top 10 here in the states, too — and they're in the running for the biggest prizes at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which will be handed out next week.
In short, "Pompeii" has earned them plenty of exposure on both sides of the Atlantic, but Bastille is out to prove that they're more than just the sum of their signature hit. Currently working their way through a massive tour of the UK and Europe, they'll return to the U.S. in April for a lengthy run of shows that includes a stop at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Alabama ... and they've got no plans to stop after that.
After all, stateside success is within their grasp. So rather than shrink from the spotlight, Bastille plan on turning 2014 into their own personal showcase ... which is why, though they've already accomplished much in recent months, we think they're destined for even bigger things this year. And beyond.
But don't take our word on it. Here's what Bastille has to say about going for greatness: