Other People's Heartache is a cover EP, self-released by the band Bastille in February 2012. Dan Smith described the concept behind the release as being to "create a fictional film score or film soundtrack using cover versions of songs". It was released online, available free. Smith stated that the group were contacted and asked to take down the tracks. The tracks "Of The Night" and "What Would You Do?" were later released on the compilation album All This Bad Blood, with the former released as a single.
Cherwell gave the EP 4/5, commending its having built upon Part One, saying "Dan Smith getting even more ingenious with his connections between film and music and adventurous with his production". It praised the humour of the sampling: "'Sweet Pompeii', mostly a soulful cover of Calvin Harris' 'Sweet Nothing', almost seems like a practical joke on the listener as we go from the verse to a clip of Bernie Sanders talking about the economy to a hilariously unexpected sample of the exact beat break from Harris’ version."
VS. (Other People's Heartache, Pt. III) is an EP by Bastille, released in December 2014. Unlike the previous two EPs it does not feature covers, but instead a number of collaborations with other musical artists on original tracks, and was the first to be released commercially. The track "The Driver" was released as a part of a re-scored version of Drive.
The Guardian gave the EP 3/5 remarking that "most of the eight mashups and collaborations here feel fresh, even urgent".Digital Spy also awarded it 3/5, calling it a "mixed bag of a mixtape", drawing attention to "Fall Into Your Arms" and "Bite Down" as "highpoints".PopMatters gave it 7/10, calling "another fine outing for this impressive group, one that proves, much like its predecessors, that Bastille does its cleverest work when it goes off-album."