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 time. The album has been re-mastered for this limited edition of 300 copies, using the original 1/4 inch tapes. The second is a huge announcement for fans of The Claim, many of whom didn’t expect the band to be producing any new material. But here they are, about to release their first new album in 20 years. Today we premiere ‘Journey’, the first track off their forthcoming album New Industrial Ballads, which will see its release on May 24.

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