Clean Bandit have hit back at Kasabian for suggesting they don't write their own songs.

The 'Rather Be' hitmakers - Grace Chatto, Milan Neil Amin-Smith, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson - have responded angrily to guitarist Serge Pizzorno who expressed his anger at his band being snubbed for a BRIT award while they're up for the Best British Group prize.

Responding to Serge's comment that ''it's an outrage'' as ''Clean Bandit don't even write their own tunes'', Grace said: ''It's so weird and odd. We do write our own music. It's just so funny that he would say that.

''Maybe he just assumed that because we've had this hit with 'Rather Be' it's the sort of pop that has millions of writers behind. But we didn't. I think it was about us being nominated in the best band category. It was a surprise for us - maybe it wasn't a nice surprise for them.''

However, the 28-year-old cellist insists she won't let the 34-year-old musician's insults get her down as she's not a huge fan of he and his bandmates' - Tom Meighan, Christopher Karloff and Christopher Edwards - work.

She continued: ''Maybe it's jealousy. I don't really care. I don't know a lot of Kasabian's music. I am into rock music but I don't know their stuff.''

The blonde beauty also insists she and her bandmates will be letting their hair down to celebrate their amazing year if they do take home the gong at the awards ceremony at London's O2 Arena on February 25.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''We'll definitely party. We like to party.''