The music video for lead track "UK Shanty", commissioned by Channel 4, features supermodel Lily Cole as a mermaid-siren and will drop in the same week. Two days later, the band's first Maida Vale session for Huw Stephens will air on BBC Radio 1, where they will play every note of the 3 EP tracks live.
Debut release Mozart's House has achieved great support to date from DJ's like Huw Stephens, John Kennedy and Fearne Cotton. She gave a lengthy shout-out to the group during BBC Introducing week on R1, and the song subsequently charted in the UK iTunes charts. The Channel 4 commission for the "UK Shanty" video came off the back of UK MVA nominations for Mozart's House and Telephone Banking last December plus being featured at the BBC 2011 Music Video Festival.
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Introducing Clean Bandit:
The new London band works as a collective with an instrumental core of string quartet, keys, electro-acoustic drums and various vocalists. In shows, they play every single note live, which, for songs with synths as rich as Mozart's House and "UK Shanty", is a spectacle in itself and brings a breath of fresh air to those who have seen too many bands pressing buttons at the start of songs. They have been lucky to have had their first performances on huge stages in Cambridge directly supporting the likes of Big Boi, Ellie Goulding, Tinchie Stryder. They also run a successful dance night in Cambridge called National Rail Disco, for which they've booked James Blake, Deadboy, Pariah, Submerse amongst others. The string quartet perform straight classical concerts too, and will make their Wigmore Hall debut in 2012. Clean Bandit are now working on their longplayer...
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