Clean Bandit

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Clean Bandit
Clean Bandit.jpg
Clean Bandit performing in 2013
Background information
Origin Cambridge, England
Genres Electronic
Years active 2009–present
Labels
Website cleanbandit.co.uk
Members Jack Patterson
Luke Patterson
Grace Chatto
Neil Amin-Smith

Clean Bandit is an English electronic group founded in Cambridge, England, in 2009. The group consists of Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Neil Amin-Smith.[1]

Their 2010 single "Mozart's House", released on Black Butter Records, reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. In January 2014, they scored their first UK Singles Chart-topping single with "Rather Be", a collaboration with Jess Glynne, featuring elements of both classical and dance music. "Rather Be" remained at the top of the chart for four weeks. In 2014, they achieved their first US Top 10 single with "Rather Be" peaking at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

In 2015, "Rather Be" won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.[3]

History[edit]

Clean Bandit, along with singers Florence Rawlings and Elisabeth Troy, at Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2014

2006–12: formation and career beginnings[edit]

Band members Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Neil Amin-Smith met while studying as undergraduates at Jesus College, University of Cambridge.[4] At the time, Amin-Smith was leading a string quartet together with Chatto, who both attended Westminster School.[5]

The band's name, Clean Bandit, comes from a translation of a Russian phrase; the meaning is similar to the English phrase "complete bastard", though Patterson later stated that it is actually a more affectionate term similar to "utter rascal".[6][7]

2012–present: New Eyes[edit]

In December 2012, the group released their debut single "A+E", which peaked at number 100 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the lead single from their debut album New Eyes, released on 2 June 2014 on Atlantic Records UK.[8] On 29 February 2012, they released the video online for their single "UK Shanty", featuring supermodel Lily Cole. On 29 March 2013, they released the album's second single "Mozart's House". The song peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart. The album's third single "Dust Clears" charted at number 43 on the chart. The album's fourth single "Rather Be" featuring Jess Glynne was released on 19 January 2014 and topped the UK Singles Chart. It was the fastest-selling song released in January since 1996 and ended 2014 as the year's second best-selling song in the UK (after "Happy" by Pharrell Williams), selling over 1.13 million copies.[9]

On 14 April 2014, the band made their TV debut on the BBC's Later... with Jools Holland.[10] In May 2014, they also announced a 14 date headline tour of the UK.[11] In September 2014 they performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra at MediaCityUK.[12][13] The band collaborated again with Jess Glynne, after their hit song "Rather Be", on their single "Real Love". It reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed]

In February 2015, "Rather Be" won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.[14]

Music style[edit]

The band mixes electronic music with classical pieces by composers such as Mozart and Shostakovich.[6] Some of their music also involves tongue in cheek humour.[6]

Clean Bandit produce their own music and their songs frequently feature guest artists.[citation needed]

Videos[edit]

Chatto and Patterson formed their own film production company, Cleanfilm, to make music videos for themselves and other artists.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Jack Patterson – bass guitar, keyboard, vocals and piano
  • Luke Patterson – percussion
  • Grace Chatto – cello, vocals
  • Neil Amin-Smith – violin, piano

Touring members [15]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[16]
AUT
[17]
BEL (FL)
[18]
FRA
[19]
GER
[20]
IRE
[21]
NL
[22]
NZ
[23]
SWI
[24]
US
[25]
New Eyes 3 67 39 52 31 9 22 30 8 180

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
2010
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Black Butter
  • Format: Digital download
OriginL ClassC
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Black Butter
  • Format: Digital download
Live from France
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Black Butter
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[16]
AUS
[27]
BEL (FL)
[18]
CAN
[28]
GER
[20]
IRE
[21]
NL
[29]
NZ
[23]
SWI
[24]
US
[30]
"A+E"
(featuring Kandaka Moore and Nikki Cislyn)
2012 100 New Eyes
"Mozart's House"
(featuring Love Ssega)
2013 17
"Dust Clears"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
43
"Rather Be"
(featuring Jess Glynne)
2014 1 2 2 13 1 1 1 2 2 10
"Extraordinary"
(featuring Sharna Bass)
5 [A] 21 37
"Come Over"
(featuring Stylo G)
45 [B] 76
"Real Love"
(with Jess Glynne)
2 13 [C] 2 26 35 37
"Stronger"[39] 2015 4 56
"Disconnect"
(featuring Marina & the Diamonds)
TBA
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(FL)

[18]
"Intentions"
(Gorgon City featuring Clean Bandit)
2013 [D] Non-album single

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2014 BBC Music Awards Song of the Year "Rather Be" Nominated
2015 Brit Awards British Group "Clean Bandit" Nominated
British Single of the Year "Rather Be" Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Dance Recording Won
Billboard Music Awards Top Dance/Electronic Artist "Clean Bandit" Nominated
Top Dance/Electronic Song "Rather Be" Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Extraordinary" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 4 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[18]
  2. ^ "Come Over" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 7 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[18]
  3. ^ "Real Love" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 9 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[18]
  4. ^ "Intentions" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 88 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[18]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Meghan Trainor, Tove Lo, Clean Bandit Hit Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Grammys 2015: Complete list of winners and nominees". LA Times. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Interview: Clean Bandit". Varsity, the independent student newspaper for the University of Cambridge. 30 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Maxx Design. "Famous Old Westminsters (OWW), Central London". Westminster.org.ou. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c "Clean Bandit: A classical approach to pop music". BBC News. 26 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Augustin, Camille (2014-06-19). "5 Facts You Should Know About Clean Bandit". Vibe. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  8. ^ Copsey, Robert (2014-02-03). "Clean Bandit announce debut album New Eyes". Digital Spy. 
  9. ^ Copsey, Rob (31 December 2014). "The Official Top 100 Biggest Songs of 2014 revealed". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Later... with Jools Halland - Series 44 Live Episode 1". BBC Two. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Clean Bandit announce a 14-date headline UK tour". BBC Newsbeat. 12 May 2014.  Retrieved 26 May 2014.
  12. ^ Burrell, Ian (9 September 2014). "Clean Bandit to join BBC Philharmonic orchestra for Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show". The Independent. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Radio 1's Clean Bandit Symphony". BBC. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "GRAMMYS: Clean Bandit's "Rather Be" Wins Best Dance Recording". Headline Planet. Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (11 May 2014). "Clean Bandit review – hit-and-miss fusions as pop goes classical again". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Clean Bandit". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Discographie Clean Bandit" (in German). austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
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  19. ^ "Discographie Clean Bandit" (in French). lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
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  21. ^ a b "Discography Clean Bandit". irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "Discografie Clean Bandit" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
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  24. ^ a b "Clean Bandit" (select "Charts" tab). swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "Clean Bandit – Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  26. ^ a b c "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "Clean Bandit" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "Discography Clean Bandit". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  28. ^ "Clean Bandit – Chart history: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  29. ^ "Top 40-artiest: Clean Bandit" (in Dutch). Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  30. ^ "Clean Bandit – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  32. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – 2014". Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  33. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Clean Bandit)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  34. ^ "Awards – Search for: Clean Bandit". swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  35. ^ "Canadian digital download certifications – Clean Bandit – Rather Be". Music Canada. 
  36. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  37. ^ "Clean Bandit certifications". RIAA. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  38. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  39. ^ "Stronger by Clean Bandit". iTunes. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 

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