On track to become 2014's biggest breakthrough dance act and following in the footsteps of their contemporaries Disclosure and Rudimental, Clean Bandit are certainly showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Their debut UK #1 single ‘Rather Be’ (featuring Jess Glynne), has now sold over half a million copies in the UK alone and has held the top-spot for four consecutive weeks (the longest time at #1 by a UK act since Adele with 'Someone Like You' in 2011). Furthermore, its first week sales of 163,000 made it the biggest week 1 single sales for the month of January since 1996.
'Rather Be' also broke a number of records, becoming the most tagged song on Shazam in the UK ever, and the most streamed song on Spotify in a single week in the UK ever, achieving over 1.2 million streams in one week. The official video has over 10 millions YouTube hits and the track has topped the iTunes chart around the world.
In 2013, Clean Bandit put out their debut single release A&E on seminal London dance label Black Butter (Rudimental, Gorgon City). Soon signed to Atlantic, they landed their first UK top 15 single with the infectious ‘Mozart’s House’ (over 100k sales in the UK) and they also released the follow-up ‘Dust Clears’ with an epic video shot on frozen Swedish lakes that went viral (over 2.5 million views online). To add to this, over the past year, Clean Bandit have played shows with the likes of Mercury Prize winner’s alt-J, Rudimental, Disclosure, London Grammar and most recently Basement Jaxx and played their own sold-out UK tour.