I don’t know much about the band Claire. Actually, before stumbling onto their stunning debut, The Great Escape, on ITunes, I had never heard of them. To my great delight, this might be the best electronic record I have listened to since Settle by Disclosure. Their sound is somewhere between synth-pop, electronic-pop and indie. Whatever label you want to put on them, I now know that Claire is brilliant.
Here’s what their label, Astralwerks has to say about them…
Driven by laser tight production and carried by the undeniable voice of front-woman Josie Claire Bürkle, Claire’s sound is a child of the internet, its music a pulsating meditation on the modern sonic palate. The Munich-based five-piece will release its debut album The Great Escape June 24th on Astralwerks Records.
The Great Escape features brand new single ‘My Audacity’ plus two singles from Claire’s debut EP Broken Promise Land (released September 2013); ‘Games’, a buoyant anthem to love’s labors which went on to be remixed by Passion Pit and the title track ‘Broken Promise Land’ which was featured in a BMW campaign and was remixed by none other than the godfather of synth-based music, Giorgio Moroder.
A Nylon Magazine 2014 “artist to watch” and top-20 HypeMachine charting act, Claire has toured internationally with Chvrches, Bastille, and Capital Cities, and wowed U.S. audiences with high profile performances at CMJ in New York City in October 2013, and at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX. Additional U.S. tour dates ar on the horizon for later this year.
Check out the video for “Games” below.