Track Of The Day – Claws – Brainwash


We’re now over halfway through 2016, and let’s be frank,  it’s been utter bollocks – it’s often felt like a year to be endured rather than enjoyed. As such we’ve been drawn to music that uplifts us rather than challenges us, for example in these dark days we’d much rather listen to a track like ‘Brainwash’ by Claws, than we would  be assaulted by Tom Yorke whimpering underwater accompanied by the mating cries of sperm Wales whilst Damon Albarn plays The Eaton-Moog Multiple-Touch-Sensitive Keyboard with his arse cheeks. Pushing the boundaries isn’t always a rewarding experience,  try writing a fucking tune eh?


‘Brainwash’ is from Claws superb ‘Daydream’ Ep, and it doesn’t arse around preferring to induce a rush of serotonin with joyous melodies and chiming guitars. It’s a beguiling, pretension-free, but extremely astute and affecting mix of fuzz pop and grunge punk which is direct, accessible and hugely uplifting. Claws maybe the best thing to come out of Norwich since Alan Partridge checked into the Linton Travel Tavern.



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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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