Clean Bandit tease 'surprise' collaborations for next record

Clean Bandit's Grace Chatto has teased the band are working with a number of different artists who will feature on their second album

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Clean Bandit have teased there will be some "surprise" collaborations on their next album.

The electronic pop group have been in the studio with the likes of Sir Elton John and they've now revealed there are several more guests on their follow-up to 2014's 'New Eyes' including pop beauty Zara Larsson.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at the KISS Haunted House Party at London's The SSE Wembley Arena on Thursday (27.10.16), singer Grace Chatto said: "We've been working with Elton John recently.

"There will be some artists that you might not expect on the album. Zara Larsson we've been working with and a load of others and yeah there will be surprises. "

The 'Rather Be' hitmakers were left in "shock" earlier this month with the departure of violinist Neil Milan, but Grace - who is also joined by Jack and Luke Patterson in the group - admits they are used to having an "ever-changing" team and are "excited" for what the future holds.

Of Neil's exit, she said: "It was a big shock for all of us. We are very sad about it. But I was saying just now that our project since the beginning we've had so many different people involved, but it is ever-changing and ever-evolving. It's exciting as well as sad. It's like a double-edged thing."

Grace always knew Neil was contemplating a career change, but was so "sad" when he actually announced his departure.

She recently said: "He's been thinking about it for a long time. It was a shock that he actually left, so said."

The pop beauty says Neil left to fulfil other dreams and thinks he may even want to pursue politics and she is unsure if he will even continue being a musician.

She said: "I think he wants to explore other things. I'm not sure if it will be musical though. He's always been interested in politics so I imagine he'll probably go into something like that."

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