Following the recent release of their top 20 single ‘Mozart’s House’, which has sold over 50,000 copies to date, and after last weekend’s triumphant performance at London’s Field Day, electronic collective Clean Bandit have announced a headline show at London’s XOYO, which will take place on July 17.
Clean Bandit feature on Gorgon City’s new single ‘Intentions’, which was released via Black Butter Records (Rudimental, Lulu James) a few weeks back. The track is currently drumming up big radio support, with Sara Cox naming it her ‘Next Big Thing’ on her Radio 1 show.
Following their recent sold-out show at London’s Electrowerkz, the collective stormed the charts with their first Atlantic Records release with ‘Mozart’s House’ last month. The track soared to #1 on the iTunes dance chart upon its release.
Earlier this year the quartet supported Disclosure on their UK tour, opened for Alt-J for two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and DJ’d at the Warehouse Project in Manchester with SBTRKT, as well as performing on Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Clean Bandit will be in full swing on the festival circuit this summer, having been confirmed for practically every major UK festival! Festival performances will include Wireless, Glastonbury, Reading and many more (full list below).
Clean Bandit are renowned for their self-directed videos, which featured a giant gold snake searching the streets of London in ‘A&E’, exploding stop animation birds in ‘Nightingale’ and UK supermodel Lily Cole as an ethereal mermaid in ‘UK Shanty’ which was commissioned by Channel 4’s Random Acts.
Clean Bandit are currently in the studio recording their debut album.
Plus special guests Indiana.
INDIANA sits firmly within a new and exciting breed of intelligent, modern pop stars such as The Weeknd, The xx and Sky Ferreira.
You don’t have to rewind far from her recent debut single to track the real beginning of Indiana’s story. It started with two accidents; one, the discovery of a dusty piano her older sister had left in storage. With it she began to teach herself, picking up chords easily, using those shapes to write her first songs and discover her voice. The second piece of fortune came when Indiana stumbled across Joe Goddard’s lighting-rod remix of ‘Gabriel’. She describes it as “the best dance song I’d heard for a long long time. The emotion in Valentina’s vocals and the lyrics were really raw and spoke to me.” After falling hard for the song she quickly filmed an off-the-cuff version, translating Valentina’s ripping vocal into something much more heartfelt and yearning. For those who watched that simple but effective clip Indiana’s huge talent was crystal clear.
The next part is almost too perfect to be true, but it is. The original writer of Gabriel, Grammy nominated composer John Beck, was one of those first few to stumble across Indiana’s stripped-back version and quickly got in touch with her. He wanted her to come to Leeds and work with him on new material. She describes the process as “Scary but really amazing too, I’d never recorded in a studio before that.”. The intense sparks of those first few sessions were clear to see, and impressively Blind As I Am was the very first tune the two worked on together.