The Clause are a four-piece from Birmingham who bring together the swagger of the 60s, the rolling groove of the 80s and the riotous verve and attitude of the 90s. Pearce Macca (front man), Niall Fennell (drummer) Jonny Fyffe (bassist) and Liam Deakin (guitarist) effortlessly combine huge hooks with gritty verses, indie sensibilities and rhythm and blues groove and melodies to create an altogether different beast.
The music defies categorisation, rolling seamlessly from crashing percussion to huge, swinging bass. There are epic singalong choruses destined for stadiums and packed festival main stages, and darker, edgier moments evoking late night cruises down dingy back streets. The band have been together since they were kids and they have matured into one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.
They hit the road throughout the autumn and winter of 2021, wowing cities and festivals including main support slots for the Pigeon Detectives, Slow Readers Club, DMAs and The Snuts. Reviews from their shows have been stellar with the band completing a 16 date solo national tour in March 2022 and a strong festival season which included Neighbourhood, Pairc Festival and Truck Festival. They are about to embark on a series of gigs, supporting The Reytons on their sell out tour, The Enemy and then finishing the year with a seven date solo tour culminating in a 1000 capacity home town gig in Brum at the O2 Institute.
The band have been featured, to date, on Radio 1, 6, X and XS as well as Soccer AM & Clashmusic.com. They were also honoured to play on Radio 1’s Big Weekend last year. In 2022 they have released the single ‘Electric’, which has been played across BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Nottingham, Student Music Network and more, and they followed this with their summer release ‘Forever Young’ in July.
Previous to this, two singles have reached No1 in the iTunes rock chart and just outside the Top 20 on the main chart and they have been playlisted by Spotify on All New Rock, Deezer’s Hot New Rock and YouTube’s Your New Alternative Playlist. The last three singles have witnessed real growth with 3.5 million streams and 65k monthly listeners. There are plans for a mega release in late 2022 with a high-profile collaboration in the offing. Watch this space!
The Clause have had extensive support across all media – Soccer AM, BT Sports, This Feeling, Gigslutz, Band of the Day on Maximum Volume Music and Scottish Music Network among many others, plus a cover feature in the Sunday Mail and two-page interview on the Daily Record. They have also recently been awarded the BMA ‘Best Band’ for the second year running, as well as ‘Best Indie and Alternative’ act.