Bastille set for 'surreal' Number One with new single 'Of The Night'

Cover of Corona's 'Rhythm Of The Night' ahead of Gary Barlow and Lily Allen in midweek sales

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Bastille are on course to be the UK Number One this week, outselling Lily Allen and Gary Barlow.

The hugely successful band, who released debut album 'Bad Blood' earlier this year, are currently Number One in the Official Singles Chart with new track 'Of The Night', a cover of Corona's 'Rhythm Of The Night' which was included as part of the deluxe edition of their album, released earlier this month (November).

The track is outselling both of Lily Allen's current singles, the controversial 'Hard Out Here' as well as her cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know'. Gary Barlow's new single 'Let Me Go', taken from new album 'Since I Saw You Last', is also behind 'Of The Night' at the midweek stage.

"It's a bit surreal for us to be anywhere near the Top 10, especially with people like Lily Allen and Gary Barlow," says Bastille frontman Dan Smith of his chart competition. "For a track that we made for a bit of fun as part of one of our mixtapes over a year ago to be competing with such big names is completely mental. We're massively grateful to everyone who's supported and bought the track and EP."

Speaking earlier this year, Smith said Bastille's second album will be much heavier and more eclectic than 'Bad Blood'.

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