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Bastille: 'Of The Night' - Single review

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Released on Friday, Nov 15 2013

Bastille
Before Bastille hit the big time, they were an unusual concept for a lot to get their heads around. Not quite an indie band and by no means your average pop group, they essentially stuck two fingers up at being pigeon-holed from the get-go by releasing a pair of mixtapes of covers that straddled R&B, pop, hip-hop, indie and dance. It was a bold move that eventually paid off as their own track 'Pompeii' scaled charts across the globe.

For their latest offering, which heads up a re-release of their debut LP Bad Blood, they've picked one of their bravest covers; a mash-up of '90s dance classics 'The Rhythm Of The Night' by Corona and Snap!'s 'Rhythm Is A Dancer'. On paper, Dan Smith & Co.'s gloomy, atmospheric re-working sounds like career-suicide, and while it certainly isn't that, by opting for such a daring choice it feels like all their hard work at carefully carving out their own niche has come undone.



Watch the 'Of The Night' music video below:

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