In February 2014, violins are top of the UK singles chartmain
And it’s not Andre Rieu or anything like him.
The London-based fusion group Clean Bandit is top of the UK singles chart for the third week with ‘Rather Be’. The song has almost 7 million youtube hits and strings are prominent in its sound mix.
The group – Jack and Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Milan Neil Amin-Smith – met as students at Cambridge, where Chatto was leading a string quartet. They took the name from a Russian phrase, meaning ‘complete bastard.
Listen. They’re good.