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Thursday 18 September 2014

Clean Bandit recorded in a church

Clean Bandit mix classical music with electronic dance

Clean Bandit have told how they "borrowed" a London church to record their debut album in just one hour.

Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, Luke Patterson and Milan Neil Amin-Smith make up the classical dance band, who scored a surprise number one hit with Rather Be in January and have just released their album New Eyes.

Jack revealed: " We did it in a church in Holborn, London. We asked the reverend if we could just borrow it for an hour before a service and just blasted it all out. The acoustics were amazing.

"New Eyes is our first album but in many ways it feels like our second, we just didn't record the first one."

He said of the band's unusual style: "It was more of an experiment. I was living with Grace at the time and she had a string quartet, and I was recording their concerts so I had all these files on my computer. I was using the same software to make my electronic music, and one day it all fell together."

Though Jack plays keyboard and bass guitar and experiments with electronic music, he revealed he always loved classical music growing up.

He said: "My mum is a classical musician, she studied the French horn and played at the Sydney Conservatorium. I grew up in a musical household, mum was always playing the piano to me and my brother. I'm not trained, but I was immersed in it from a young age."

:: For more information visit www.cleanbandit.co.uk.

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