English electronic quartet Rudimental are still fairly unknown in the United States, but that's all about to change. In this Fuse exclusive, Esteban Serrano sits down with the group at Coachella to discuss their imminent takeover... and One Direction.
"Our whole family is here: John [Newman], Disclosure, a lot of our friends are here. We’re going to be performing with John later. It’s going to be a wicked set," the band divulged. "We’ve grown together—“Feel the Love” was our first single and John has grown in his own way. It’s nice to do Coachella together. It’s going to be a good moment."
In many ways, Coachella validates Rudimental and the amount of time they've put into the band over the years.
"When did our album, most of the guys were unsigned," they explained. "Almost all the singers on the record except Emeli Sande were unsigned. Now we’re all doing it together and that’s a beautiful thing!"
"We beat 1D and when it got to number one we beat Bieber. We beat everyone!" they continued. "It makes you feel really good because we worked really hard for it, in the last two years. We’ve done so many shows. It was really Britain giving us a kind of thumbs up and a kind of respect for what we’ve done. If you’re from Britain, man, the BRIT Awards are the biggest thing."
The next move? A new album. "We’re moving on to album two. We’re writing songs. We’re writing new material. That’s going to be the next big step in America."
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