Clean Bandit are having a pretty perfect time of things at the moment. Huge UK success in the charts and a European tour coming in May, with a number of high profile festival outings already lined up, and more surely to follow…you’d forgive them for taking some time off when the opportunity came.
However, you don’t get to be producing tracks that are played over a million times in one week on Spotify without putting the hard yards in. And that’s exactly what Jack Patterson, the creative driving force behind Clean Bandit’s success, has been up to. Last Friday saw him drop in on Radio 1 and B.Traits’ show to deliver the first production from his new side project, Ribs. The track is called ‘Delicately’ and it features Nikki Cislyn. It’s a fidgety little number, with obvious similarities to the production on some of the band’s work.
It’s got a top bass-line which you’ll be hearing a fair amount this summer, and it’s interesting to see Jack exploring different avenues with his production: something we’ve expected him to do for a while, a la Jamie XX.
It’s out at the end of this week as Eton Messy Records‘ first release, and is available for pre-order now.