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Bastille's Dan Smith on attending London's anti-Trump protest

Bastille's frontman Dan Smith has revealed that he felt compelled to attend the recent London march protesting President Donald Trump's ban on Muslim immigration because it's important to be unified against such "exclusive, fearful" political changes. 

He told the NME: "In the context of the dangerous and divisive political rhetoric of recent times, it was really heartening to see such a huge group of unified people taking to the streets to protest peacefully and exercise such an important democratic freedom."

"These protests feel like they fly in the face of much of the negativity of recent times, which seems to stem from falsehoods being perpetuated online in an impersonal and removed way. It was brilliant to see people caring enough to take to the streets with the sole aim of promoting an inclusive society rather than an exclusive, fearful and divided one.”

Bastille, meanwhile, will appear at the upcoming NME Awards on February 15 at London's Brixton Academy and they are nominated for a selection of titles, including Best British Band, Best Album, Best Track and Best Live Band

Watch the band performing live below:

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