Track Review: The Clause “Sixteen”

Birmingham band The Clause released their new single ‘Sixteen’ on Sunday night, a jangly reflection of a teenage night out that is set to follow in the footsteps of previous track ‘Golden Age’, which is heading towards 65,000 plays on Spotify.

‘Sixteen’ strikes similarities with The Rifles, a band who too explored the reality of youth in their tracks to great success. As a Birmingham band they are sure to take lyrical inspiration from Mike Skinner, it doesn’t take much to picture Skinner in the nightclub queue that the single talks of, avoiding the eye of a bouncer.

The Clause are Pearce Macs (vocals), Liam Deakin (guitar) Jonny Fyffe (bass/backing vocals) and Niall Fennell (drums). Liam told The Garage Flower about their sound, “It’s jangly and upbeat, ‘Sixteen’ especially describes growing up in and around Birmingham and the stuff we’ve got up to as mates.”

The song was premiered on BBC Introducing in the West Midlands last week and while fans will have heard the band rip through the track live, the launch of the single will surely attract listeners from further afield over the course of the next few weeks.

The Clause have already sold out 3 nights in Birmingham and this Friday will headline the 02 Insitute in the city (tickets here), where the track will be highly anticipated.


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