Artist info

Genre

Rock, Indie


Sounds like

muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys


band members

Ben- Vocals/Guitar/Bass/Keys. Tom- Guitar/Bass. Brigitte- Guitar/Bass. Josh- Drums/Vocals.


Influences

Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Keys, Queen


Unearthed artists we like

Little Napier, Bang Bang Rock n Roll


Bio

Claire plays loud, fast, smooth, handsome rock (the kind that sticks in your brain). “It's like a delicious cupcake for your ears.” – a fan, probably. Claire is a band that defies description – in a good way. Forming in late 2008 under the watchful eyes of friends and alcohol by Ben Crofts (vocals/keys/guitar/bass) and Brigitte Greene (guitar/bass) – the band in its current form materialised once Tom Lord (guitar/bass) and Josh Baissari (drums/vocals) were enlisted. Claire takes inspiration from the greats – The White Stripes, Muse, Queen, The Black Keys – and then spins it out of control. Words such as “refreshing”, “original”, “exciting”, “progressive”, and “enigmatic” are frequently thrown around between fans and reviewers alike. Despite garnering comparisons to an eclectic mix of artists – including Muse, Arctic Monkeys, and Foals – Claire have made a distinct effort to carve out their own niche in a scene where originality and innovation are hard to come by. Their ability to share a bill and hold their own against such acts as Art vs Science, Regurgitator, Dead Letter Circus, Bag Raiders, and The Beards is testament to Claire’s versatility. Individually, the musicianship of Claire’s members is impressive. After playing the Metro in 2011, one reviewer remarked at the deftness with which members continuously swapped instruments during the show. “[They] play even these supporting roles more fluently than regular groups do with their first.” Claire has been known to get even the most cynical hipsters toe-tapping on the dancefloor with their infectious brand of alternative rock. Rewarding spiritually and psychologically, Claire guarantees a show that will leave you nothing but super jazzed.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

06 Oct 2011

Triple J
40

Woah, how would you classify this!? Who cares, just dive in and enjoy. There's some glam theatrics, some spiky rock guitars, some violently smart drumming and some brooding blues atmospherics for good measure.

Woah, how would you classify this!? Who cares, just dive in and enjoy. There's some glam theatrics, some spiky rock guitars, some violently smart drumming and some brooding blues atmospherics for good measure.

Review

Osomtunes

21 Apr 2011

50

I was really surprised at how much i loved this track! Well done guys

I was really surprised at how much i loved this track! Well done guys

Review

Osomtunes

21 Apr 2011

50

Quite an epic song here. Loved it. Very muse

Quite an epic song here. Loved it. Very muse