Clean Bandit have remained one of pop’s most essential and dynamic forces ever since the release of their 2014, GRAMMY and double Ivor Novello-winning breakout single ‘Rather Be’ feat. Jess Glynne. With classical and electronic elements at the heart of their music – Grace, a classically-trained cellist, Jack, a producer and multi-instrumentalist, and Luke, a drummer/remixer, – their unique methods of both production and collaboration have seen Bandit pioneer their very own pop blueprint.
Meeting at university where the band curated and DJ’d at their very own club night (a night that saw Joy Orbison and James Blake make early appearances), Clean Bandit have continued to tap into their multi-genre approach; one that has seen them collaborate with a raft of superstar names over the course of their two albums: ‘New Eyes’ (2014) and ‘What Is Love?’ (2018). From Lizzo to Demi Lovato to Sean Paul to Charli XCX, their network knows no bounds and is a testament to a group who possesses an innate ability to fuse electronic, pop, r&b, dancehall and everything in-between – something that has seen them become one of the globe’s highest-streaming acts and equally, one of the most successful British bands of recent years.
A 8 x BRIT-nominated trio whose metrics reside in the multibillions, Clean Bandit have scored ten ‘Top 10’ singles in their home market, with four of those songs also reaching No.1 status: ‘Solo’ feat. Demi Lovato; ‘Symphony’ feat. Zara Larsson; ‘Rather Be’ feat. Jess Glynne; and the 2016 UK Christmas No.1 ‘Rockabye’ feat. Anne-Marie and Sean Paul, which sat on top of the charts for nine weeks. Additionally, the band’s deeply conceptual, self-directed, produced and edited official music videos have further enhanced the trio’s reputation as a powerful and thoughtful creative force, landing them further nominations from MTV VMAs to specialist film awards.
Alongside their collective achievements, each member of Clean Bandit can firmly stand behind their own solo merits, too. Jack Patterson – who co-wrote the global smash ‘Señorita’ for Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello – is a 2 x Ivor Novello winner having received ‘Best Contemporary Song’ and ‘Most Performed Work’ awards in 2016. Grace Chatto – who set up the band and Co-manages the group – was named as one of the ‘100 most influential female songwriters and composers in the UK’ by PRS for Music and has become a staunch voice in support of left-wing politics, while Luke Patterson’s flare for remixing has seen him commissioned to remodel tunes from The Killers and Robin Schulz, to Taylor Swift and Halsey.