The Louisiana, Bristol, GB
Sunday, 2 April, 2023
£10 + BF
16+ (under 18s to be accompanied by a responsible adult)
+ support from Crystal Tides & Pretty Criminal
The Clause are a four-piece from Birmingham who bring together the swagger of the 60s, the rolling groove of the 80s and the riotous verve and attitude of the 90s. Pearce Macca (front man), Niall Fennell (drummer) Jonny Fyffe (bassist) and Liam Deakin (guitarist) effortlessly combine huge hooks with gritty verses, indie sensibilities and rhythm and blues groove and melodies to create an altogether different beast.
The music defies categorisation, rolling seamlessly from crashing percussion to huge, swinging bass. There are epic singalong choruses destined for stadiums and packed festival main stages, and darker, edgier moments evoking late night cruises down dingy back streets. The band have been together since they were kids and they have matured into one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.
They have hit the road throughout the autumn and winter of 2022 supporting The Reytons, on their sold-out nationwide tour, following main support slots for the Pigeon Detectives, DMAs, The Enemy and The Snuts. The band completed a 16 date solo national tour in March 2022 and then embarked on a series of gigs to finish the year with a seven date solo tour culminating in a sold out 1300 capacity home town gig in Brum at the O2 Institute in late December. The live work now continues with a tour of major cities in spring 2023 including London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester.
The band have been featured, to date, on Radio 1, 6, X and XS as well as Soccer AM & Clashmusic.com. They were also honoured to play on Radio 1’s Big Weekend last year. In 2022 they have released the single ‘Electric’, which has been played across BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Nottingham, Student Music Network and more, and they followed this with their summer release ‘Forever Young’ in July.
Previous to this, two singles have reached No1 in the iTunes rock chart and just outside the Top 20 on the main chart and they have been playlisted by Spotify on All New Rock, Deezer’s Hot New Rock and YouTube’s Your New Alternative Playlist. The last three singles have witnessed real growth with over 4 million streams and 65k monthly listeners. There are plans for a release in early 2023 with a high-profile collaboration in the offing later in the spring. Watch this space!
The Clause have had extensive support across all media – Soccer AM, BT Sports, This Feeling, Gigslutz, Band of the Day on Maximum Volume Music and Scottish Music Network among many others, plus a cover feature in the Sunday Mail and two-page interview on the Daily Record. They have also recently been awarded the BMA ‘Best Band’ for the second year running, as well as ‘Best Indie and Alternative’ act.
To find out more about The Clause check out the following links or search for them on Spotify.
Press & The Industry View:
Perry Farrell - ‘When I talk to some musicians I can tell they’ve been touched by God, some, God has given them a back message and the CLAUSE - I think God really sunk his claws into them.’
Geoff Ellis - TRNSMT and DF Concerts - "The Clause have really got something and they're a band I am excited to work with. It's only a matter of time before their dream of playing TRNSMT comes true."
Skream - “I think as a band they’re cool as fuck."
Simon Foy, Nordoff Robbins - "One of the most exciting bands I've heard in years - The Clause are going places. The single and video are incredible, they really stand out. I have no doubt they will be winning awards in future!"
Chris Beltran DF Concerts - “From the minute I first heard The Clause’s music I knew they’d be a band that would matter to people. Catchy indie rock anthems delivered with an effortless cool."
The Sunday Mail – ‘The new feelgood single is the perfect time to get us all dancing out of lockdown'
The Birmingham Music Awards - The biggest winners of the night, best band, best indie band, best single'
Show starts at 6:30pm.