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Clean Bandit recorded debut album in church

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Clean Bandit recorded their debut album in a church.

The 'Rather Be' hitmakers claim they ''borrowed'' the place of worship, located in Holborn, London, from a reverend for an hour in order to finish their studio collection 'New Eyes'.

Bass player Jack Patterson told the Belfast Telegraph newspaper: ''We did it [recorded the debut album] in a church in Holborn, London. We asked the reverend if we could just borrow it for an hour before a service and just blasted it all out. The acoustics were amazing.

'''New Eyes' is our first album but in many ways it feels like our second, we just didn't record the first one.''

The electronic group - also consisting of Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto and Milan Neil Amin-Smith - have collaborated with a number of artists on their new album, but recently admitted that they would love Craig David to come out of retirement and sing a track with them.

Speaking of the 'Re-Rewind' singer, whose last album 'Signed Sealed Delivered' was released nearly four years ago, Grace said previously: ''Craig David is the singer we'd love to work with most. It's controversial, maybe, but he's got a great voice. We're big into that old UK garage sound and Craig was the best.''

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07-07-2011