Noise Journal – First album from The Claim in decades a stunner

British indie rock stalwarts The Claim present the band’s first new recordings since 1992, it is The New Industrial Ballads LP and it releases on May 24 via A Turntable Friend Records. The Claim is a diamond band, an indie rock music collective which inspired like a few, bands like Blur, Manic Street Preachers, etc.   First album from The Claim in decades a stunner

The Claim, Journey – review from the Big Takeover

Friday marks two special occasions in the life of one band. Not just any band, but British C86-styled indie darlings The Claim. You could say that one of these events ties their past to the present and one ties their present to the future. Let’s approach this chronologically. First of all, they’ll be re-releasing their seminal 1988 album Boomy Tella via A Turntable Friend Records on vinyl and also CD for the first … Read more

Tape Saturation and Valve Distortion …

Tape saturation and distortion abound on a collection that boasts outstanding homages to R&B classics, alongside four strong original compostitions. Jimmy Reed’s 1959 ‘Come Love’, Sonny Boy Williams II 1963 standard ‘Help Me’ and Price & Walsh’s sublime ‘Ain’t No Love in The Heart of The City’ are just three of the timeless numbers given the Blues Foundation treatment on this stunning release. Greg Healey – Shindig Magazine #76

Met Myself Coming Back

The wonderful muckers at 50thirdand3rd have given The Beatpack ANOTHER Record Of The Day, taken from their forthcoming EP, “Back, Behind And In Front”, out on State Records 18th November!   http://www.50thirdand3rd.com/record-day-met-coming-back-beatpack/