Clean Bandit originated as the Chatto Quartet; a classically trained string quartet consisting of Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, and ex-member Neil-Amin Smith. While the quartet played primarily classical music, their personal music tastes pulled them in a different direction. After being asked to play over a house track by collaborator MC Ssegamic, the members of Clean Bandit decided to blaze a new trail with a combination of Electro house music and baroque pop.
Clean Bandit's debut album, New Eyes, was released in 2014 and featured the hit singles "Rather Be", "A+E", and "Mozart's House". "Rather Be", featuring Jess Glynne, that won Clean Bandit a Grammy Award For Best Dance Recording in 2015, and launched the band into another strata of stardom.