David Knight - 25th June 2013

Clean Bandit have got something special going on: an eclectic bunch of musicians who make accessible dance-pop with trad instruments, and also make their own utterly distinctive videos, usually featuring a band performance in one or more unlikely but identifiable situations.

This one for Dust Clears is no exception, beginning on the shopfloor of a factory, where the foreman breaks into song by the heat of a blowtorch before transforming into a priest in old-fashioned clothing, iceskating on a frozen lake - and then introducing a guy on an 'ice skateboard'. It was shot in Sweden by the band with singer/pianist/director Jack Patterson engaging support from old friends from film school. 

They write on YouTube: "We created and filmed the video ourselves completely and had an amazing time shooting it on a frozen lake in Sweden. Two of Jack's friends from film school who helped us make the Mozart's House video came to Sweden to help with this one too: Anna Patarakina and Daria Novitskaya. Big thank you to them and Nick Martin, the skater featured in the video."

Credits

DirectorClean Bandit
ProducerClean Bandit
Director of PhotographyClean Bandit
Camera operatorAnna Patarakina
Camera operatorDarya Novitckaya
Camera operatorBen Millar Cole
Production AssistantJohn Savelid
ColouristMatt Osborne
Grading companyMPC
CommissionerDan Curwin
LabelAtlantic Records
Other creditsIce-skateboard made by Henry Stringer

David Knight - 25th June 2013

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