Time Out Dubai sits down for a Grace Chatto interview as she and her band Clean Bandit prepare for DXBeach at Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina.
Time Out Dubai staff
1 What brings you back to Dubai? Clean Bandit are performing at DXBeach. We came to Dubai last year and it was so hot we all nearly collapsed.
2 What can we expect from your gig here? We’re going to do a mix of acoustic strings with electronic drums.
3 On a scale of one to ten how good has your year been? The highlight was performing in Japan, where we made the music video for Rather Be. When we made the video we had no idea the song was going to be a hit. So going back there to perform was really nostalgic.
4 Who comes up with the ideas for the videos? Jack does and I produce them. He likes to challenge me with difficult concepts. We shot most of them before we signed a deal, though, so most of them cost about a 100 quid to make.
5 Which one was the most difficult to create? UK Shanty. We filmed most of it under water, in January, in Cornwall, and we were all in the sea. It was freezing cold and everyone almost died.