Travellers Tunes – The Claim

The Claim are to release their first album since 1988’s ‘Boomy Tella’ via Turntable Friend Records on May 24th. Release date wise, it’s perfection. Nothing is more British than a bank holiday, as the band they heavily influenced once sang: “Bank holiday comes six times a year Days of enjoyment to which everyone cheers” Recorded at Jim Riley’s Ranscombe Studios in Rochester, they look set to reignite the Medway sound. At the … Read more

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


Perjury a brand new brutal punk n Oi! from band from Kent. All original material written by the band . Influences include Blitz,  GBH, Motorhead , In the gutter looking at the stars. After six rehearsals the band recorded a five track demo at Ranscombe studio’s in Rochester(December 2nd 2018). That demo has already had rave reviews and been played on local radio and gigs are booked for 2019. These five songs … Read more

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