Thursday 27 November 2014

EP virgins Clean Bandit talk swapping Ibiza for Ireland, audiences, and influences prior to tonight's set

Published 30/08/2014 | 17:14

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Freya Drohan caught up with band members Grace Chatto and Neil Amin-Smith who swapped Ibiza for Ireland to play at the Stradbally festival.

Ahead of their performance in the Heineken Electric Arena, two of the Cambridge quartet chatted to Independent.ie about their world tour, favourite audiences and musical influences.

Formed in 2009, the band have rose to prominence and a world wide audience thanks to their single 'Rather Be', featuring guest vocals from Jess Glynn.

Combining a classical violin sample and infectious electro beat, the song has become the UK's fastest selling track since 1996.

It has also amassed an incredible 115 million views on YouTube.

The band is set to embark on a dizzying world tour, playing gigs in America, Canada and Europe in September alone.

They will be back on Irish soil for two concerts this November.

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