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They’ve held the number one spot for six weeks already, and Clean Bandit are clinging on as the festive chart approaches.
The battle for this year’s Christmas number one is reaching its final stages and it looks as if Clean Bandit might just clinch it.
The Cambridge trio have already spent six weeks at the top spot with ‘Rockabye’, but according to the Official Chart Company they’re still 4,000 copies ahead of their nearest rival.
This year’s festive chart will be announced on Friday and currently it’s a three horse race between Clean Bandit, Little Mix with ‘Touch’ and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, who is currently in second place with ‘Human’.
Continue reading: Will Clean Bandit Be This Year's UK Christmas Number One?
Milan has thanked fans as well as ex-boyfriend Olly Alexander.
Clean Bandit violinist Neil Milan has announced he’s left the band.
Milan broke the news to fans on Twitter in a lengthily statement, saying the decision took him “a very long time to reach but it is the right one”.
Neil Milan has left Clean Bandit
Continue reading: Clean Bandit Violinist Neil Milan Announces Departure
Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, Luke Patterson and Milan Neil Amin-Smith of the band ‘Clean Bandit’ - 57th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. at Staples Center, Grammy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th February 2015
The first BBC Music Awards ceremony has three big awards to give out
The inaugural BBC Music Awards will burst onto our screens this evening with a whole host of talent lighting up the stage. The event is offering three awards to the best in the music business including Song of the Year, British Artist of the Year and International Artist of the Year.
Sam Smith is in line to receive one of the first trophies from the inagural BBC Music Awards
Members of the public have been tasked with deciding who will claim the best song of 2014 and have been voting for one of ten possibilities which feature tunes from Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Clean Bandit and Coldplay among others.
Continue reading: BBC Music Awards Ready To Take The Nation By Storm
If there's something to take away from this year's Isle of Wight Festival, it's probably sunburn. Unlike the mud bath of two years ago, 2014 will be remembered for serving up one of the hottest weekends I can remember for a festival, along with some crowd-pleasing performances. While not every act managed to capture their moment in the sun, all the major names delivered in spades.
But it wasn't just the music that made the weekend for many; a real sense of celebration seemed to erupt across the site. Partly fuelled by anticipation over the World Cup and partly because of the good weather, thousands of smiling faces could be seen everywhere. Sunflowers seemed to be an essential festival accessory and many opted for as few clothes as possible with t-shirts looking like they'd gone out of fashion altogether. I've even had to make a note in my diary that it's international flip-flop day on June 20th, just one of the many things I learnt around Seaclose Park this year.
The highlight of Friday afternoon should have really been local boy Tom Odell on the main stage. But his piano led ballads took some time to win the crowd over despite his number 1 album 'Long Way Down'. By the time he'd finished though, the reaction showed that he'd justified his place on the main stage billing.
Continue reading: Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Review
Who will usher in a new era of pop? Here are ten artists likely to make the most impact in the near future.
A facet of popular culture that frequently is at the receiving end of derision of ‘indie’ or ‘underground’ circles, pop music is in actual fact often the site of technological and stylistic innovation- channelling the sounds of the underground and disseminating them to the masses.
Timbaland’s fresh production techniques completely altered the pop landscape of the early naughties, whilst recently, professional egotist and sometimes rapper Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ injected the stark and abrasive sounds of experimental hip hop into a mainstream context. It’s a continuous and cyclical process of obsolescence and fresh ideas that has sped up as the instantaneous nature of the internet becomes the central tool in the transportation of the cultural to-and-fro.
But who will usher in a new era of pop in 2014? Which artist will emerge brimming with new ideas, or even just provide fresh spins on existing concepts? Here is a list of the ten most likely candidates:
Continue reading: Chloe Howl, Banks, Jungle: The Future Of Pop In 10 Artists
Whosampled.com's 'Samplethon' is one of the more innovative events set for The Great Escape Festival 2014.
WhoSampled.com, a website that explores the DNA of music by discovering direct connections among thousands of songs across multiple genres, will host the first ever 'Samplethon' at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton on Saturday May 10, 2014. The event will give up-and-coming producers access to rare sample material, with the challenge to produce a brand new track against the clock.
Though winners of the Samplethon could see their tracks included on a forthcoming album release, all those entering will get the rare opportunity to call on a team of esteemed mentors for help and assistance from, as well creating new music without the legal shackles often associated with sampling.
Continue reading: WhoSampled's First Ever 'Samplethon' Set For Great Escape Festival 2014
Clean Bandit remain at number one as the single approaches 500,000.
London quartet Clean Bandit have topped the British singles chart for a third consecutive week with their smash-hit record 'Rather Be'. The track featuring singer-songwriter Jess Glynne has now sold more than 400,000 copies since entering the chart last month. Read our review of the single.
Clean Bandit Remain At No.1 with 'Rather Be'
Pharrell Williams radio-friendly chart-topper Happy climbed one place to number while, whole DJ Fresh and Jay Fay's Dibby Dibby Sound featuring Ms Dynamite was a new entry at number three.
Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be' has earned its third consecutive week at No.1 on the UK Singles chart, and has sold 402,000 copies since its release.
Clean Bandit are continuing their streak of this new found success as their fresh unique sound is becoming dominant in the UK singles charts.
The four-piece band have landed at the No.1 spot for a third week running with the track 'Rather Be' ft Jess Glynne, the Official Charts Company reports.
The London based music group earned their first UK No.1 single on January 26th for selling over 163,000 copies, and over the following two weeks have the track has sold over 100,000.
Dance duo Gorgon City made waves with 'Ready For Your Love' featuring MNEK, but are you ready for their debut album?
London producers Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott have banded together to form a new electronic project, Gorgon City, which sees them fuse together elements of house, D&B and garage to create their distinctive pop sound.
The duo were originally individual artists in their own right, known as Foamo and RackNRuin, before they signed to Black Butter Records (Rudimental, Joel Compass, Kidnap Kid) as Gorgon City. 2012 saw them release their debut EP 'The Crypt', which was soon followed up by their 'Real' EP featuring Manchester born singer Yasmin on the title single. The track gave them their first real taste of success as it entered into the UK Singles Chart and even made the top 10 in the Indie Chart. Selling more than 47,000 copies in the UK, 'Real' was landed with the 'Record Of The Week' title from Radio 1; a feat that was soon to be repeated with third single 'Intentions' featuring Clean Bandit.
Continue reading: Introducing: Gorgon City, Who Are Definitely 'Ready For Your Love'
'Rather Be' has topped the UK singles chart again this week, but just who are Clean Bandit, the band behind the classical dance smash hit.
They’ve been described as ‘chamber music meets chart pop’ and they’ve made us dance into 2014 with their unique blend of classical music and beats. As single ‘Rather Be’ holds on to the UK number 1 spot for the second week running, we tell you everything you need to know about music’s next big superstars, Clean Bandit.
Clean Bandit performing at Blissfield's festival last July
Clean Bandit are comprised of brothers Jack and Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Milan Neil Amin-Smith. Jack met Grace and Milan whilst the three were studying at Jesus College in Cambridge University. Grace is a classically trained cellist who led a string quartet whilst at university.
Clean Bandit reign No.1 on the UK singles charts for another week as their song, 'Rather Be' ft Jess Glynne, still proves to be the British public's favourite.
Clean Bandit are riding the wave of this new found success as their fresh unique sound is becoming dominant in the UK singles charts.
The four-piece band have landed at the No.1 spot for a second week running with the track 'Rather Be' ft Jess Glynne, the Official Charts Company reports.
The London based music group earned their first UK No.1 single last Sunday (Jan 26th) for selling over 163,000 copies, and this week is equally impressive as the single has shifted 137,00 copies.
Continue reading: Clean Bandit Remain No.1 On UK Singles Charts For Second Week Running
Clean bandit score their first UK no.1 single with the fastest selling track of 2014 so far, and knock Pharrell Williams off the top spot in the process.
Clean Bandit are relatively new on the music scene but their fresh new sound is already making a lot of noise in the UK charts.
The four-piece band have landed their first ever No.1 single with the fastest selling track of the year so far, 'Rather Be' ft Jess Glynne, the Official Charts Company reports.
Clean Bandit, which are made up of brothers Jack and Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Neil Amin-Smith, formed after three of the four members met during their time at Cambridge University in 2009.
London quartet Clean Bandit are well on their way to landing their first number one with their single 'Rather Be' featuring Jess Glynne - and it's absolutely no surprise. We thought they were good with their quirky classical/electronic/rap venture 'Mozart's House' last year, but this new track really shows that Clean Bandit are serious.
'Rather Be' is simply a mushy love song, be it about a lover, a friend or a family member, but the lyrical soppiness ('As long as we're together, there's no place I rather be') is definitely forgiven over the stunning instrumentation that accompanies it.
They've got the classical effect going on once again in 'Rather Be' with a jovial violin intro that is repeated in the chorus, but it's the flawless layering that really makes this song uniquely brilliant. It's not an unheard of structural method to individually build on sounds and instruments from the start of a song, but some electronic artists can be unjustifiably messy with their song-crafting these days. While the violin is the first sound we hear on the track, it is soon joined by the soulful vocals of Jess Glynne, then some upbeat, video game style synth blips before the slow bass kicks in.
Continue reading: Clean Bandit - Rather Be Feat. Jess Glynne Single Review
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