With the world seemingly at their feet, we caught up with Birmingham indie rock and roll act The Clause
The Clause are a band that are currently riding a huge wave of hype and acclaim due to the steady stream of indie rock and roll bangers that they have been releasing over the last few years. From ‘Shut Me Out’ to ‘In My Element’ the band have provided the Birmingham music scene with something fresh and exciting that has even managed to turn heads at Universal Music, with the quartet signing a record deal with the label late last year.
Having smashed through the glass ceiling and with no telling to heights that the lads can reach, we figured that it was about time that we get acquainted with one of the centerpieces of the Birmingham music scene.
Who TF are The Clause?
We are an indie rock and roll band from Birmingham.
How long have you been making music?
We’ve been making music as The Clause for around 4 years now. We released our first demo in 2016 when we were 16 years old.
Why do you make music?
We make music because it is our passion. We don’t do it in hope of money or fame just simply because it’s something we love to do and want to share it with people.
What are your biggest influences?
Our biggest influences are probably The Rolling Stones, Abba, The Doors & Kasabian.
What would you say has been your best moment so far?
There’s been a fair few. The release of our latest single In My Element was massive for us because it charted on ITunes at number 44 on the UK singles charts. It also stayed at number 1 in the rock charts for a good few days which was a massive achievement for a band who had no management or industry backing at that point. The track also helped in Universal discovering us and we ended up signing a record deal with them which is probably one of our best moments to date.
How would you describe your sound to someone unfamiliar with it?
We’ve been described as having a 60s swagger, an 80s groove and a 90s attack. I think that explains us pretty well.
What’s your dream “I’ve made it” moment?
Think playing at Glastonbury would be our ‘i’ve made it moment’. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do.
We loved hearing your sessions from Universal Music studios, what was that experience like?
The session in Universal Music Studios was class. We rarely get to sit down and perform a stripped back version of some of our tunes so it’s nice to lay off the distorted guitars once in a while and let people listen to what the songs are really about.
How do you think Birmingham and the local scene has impacted you guys?
I think it’s more the fans in Birmingham that have really impacted on us as a band. From the moment we announced our first gig people have got behind us and supported us to a point where we’ve just played a sold out Birmingham headline to 600 of our own fans. That gig sold out in 5 weeks which shows how great the people are in this city.
What does 2020 have in store for The Clause?
Lots of gigs, festivals and new music.
And finally, who is your biggest fan right now?
Probably would say Pearce’s nan. She’s at every Glasgow gig we do and feeds us every time we’re down there.