Clean Bandit, already no strangers to chart success, topped the charts again last week with their latest single ‘Symphony’ featuring Swedish singer Zara Larsson.
This shows no let-up in their popularity following a phenomenally successful 2016 which culminated with their track ‘Rockabye’ (featuring rapper Sean Paul and singer Anne-Marie), their second UK Number 1, remaining in the top spot for nine weeks and becoming the Christmas Number 1 single for 2016. That track also topped the charts internationally, reaching Number 1 in the Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.
Prior to this, the band’s fourth single ‘Rather Be’ from their debut album ‘New Eyes’ (released in 2014 by Atlantic Records) and featuring Jess Glynne on vocals, topped the UK charts in January 2014 and became the year’s second best-selling song in the UK after Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’, with over 1 million copies sold. That track also won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015 and broke Spotify records by being the most streamed song in the UK in a week (1.09m streams).
And of course, ICMP Diploma Drum graduate Luke Patterson has been an integral part of this immense success as drummer for the band.
What’s next for Clean Bandit?
The band is currently in the middle of a world tour across the UK, Malaysia, China, Europe and Russia, with performances at major festivals including Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight, V, Y Not and Truck festivals and a headline slot at Standon Calling.
Watch this space for more chart-topping success to come!