A chart topping band that divides critical and public opinion, quartet Clean Bandit has scored one of 2014âs biggest European hits with âRather Beâ featuring the vocals of British singer Jesse Glynne.
Clean Bandit’s rise in 2014 has been meteoric. The four piece from Cambridge broke into the public consciousness when their second single ‘Rather Be’ reached and stayed at the top of the UK charts for four weeks.
Fusing electro and dance beats with classical elements their debut album New Eyes was described in Digital Spy as “a shimmering debut that follows the cardinal rules of pop: great melodies, simple messages and plenty of hooks”.
But the band has also been derided in some quarters for its crossover of classical music with elements of dance music. Nevertheless, ‘Rather Be’ and ‘Extraordinary’ are confident and catchy pop songs that use strings and house piano to good effect.
The album features many guest vocals but when performing live, lead vocalists Elizabeth Troy and Florence Rawlings take over these responsibilities, elevating, according to StrawBurry.com, these tracks to a whole new level.
Growing in confidence, the band’s joyful and contagious live shows have also been attracting plenty of love from audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
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