The Claim – Shindig Review

THE CLAIM – The New Industrial Ballads – **** “Long-awaited” may be a knackered old cliche but no one can deny The Claim’s first new album in over 30 years is exactly that. Hot on the heels of their recently re-released “lost” masterpiece Boomy Tella, this belated follow up is confirmation – if any were needed – that The Claim were always rather special. Fans of old will love it. Now freed … Read more

Timeless Resolve – Jumped Up Pantry Boy Review

Generally, I’m not a fan of comebacks. Sure, there are exceptions – Johnny Cash, the Go-Betweens, the Wild Swans, off the top of my head – but for every unexpectedly great later work, there are many which make you wish an artist or a group had let their oeuvre be. It tends to be the case that if you stop exercising that song-creating muscle, it’s hard to get it back into the … Read more

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

The Claim, Journey – Louder Than War review by Paul Scott-Bates

“Journey marks a welcome return of political pop. It’s a song that the Claim wrote following the European referendum. It was motivated by a deep unease about the way in which the political right dehumanised economic migrants during the campaign and afterwards,” says David Arnold. Click the link below to read the full article at Louder Than War Watch This! ‘Journey’ previews The Claim’s first album since 1992

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

A Very Nice … Dutch Review

Review by Peter Marinus from www.bluesmagazine.nl This album is a good example of an album that truly lives up to its title. You will encounter typically British blues sounds, which bring you back to the exciting sound of the British bluebase explosion from the 60s, but also to the sound of bands like The Inmates, Nine Below Zero and The Blues Band from later years. Responsible for this is the band Jim … Read more