Finding a band name didn't prove difficult for young London songwriter Dan Smith - he took one look at his birth-date, married it up with key events (in this case, Bastille Day) and, voila, a band was born, christened and out on the road by the end of the year.
Bastille's journey so far has been one of promise - considerable promise. Press darlings one minute - The Guardian and Q both dubbed them 'Band' or 'Song of the Day' for various achievements - then must-see act at just about every flippin' festival this year, including Reading and Leeds Festival, the next. Yet, they haven't even got around to releasing an album.
But that is all about to change - after releasing several lively electro-pop singles such as the "Laura Palmer" EP and "Overjoyed", it's the turn of their first single once more. "Flaws" has been chosen to front up promotion for the forthcoming debut-album, "Bad Blood", due for release in March 2013. With a hit expected and the acclaim to continue right through next year, it's no surprise to learn of a proper UK tour as well.
Dan and his merry men will be heading out for a short scurry around Britain which will begin in Liverpool on 28th February, followed by Edinburgh, Glasgow, Preston and loads more until Shepherd's Bush on 28th March. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 26th October, priced from £10 upwards.