the five-piece band originated in munich, where messel and nepomuk worked together in a studio. a short time later, the two met flo on a production job. "the chemistry between us was right straight away, so we got together and started making music", nepomuk recalls. after the first few commissioned works, the desire to create pieces for their own project emerged. the birth of claire.
looking for a suitable vocalist, flo remembered an old party acquaintance: josie. "i contacted her over facebook and asked if she wanted to come by, and she did", flo grins, describing the situation. "when she started to sing, we all just looked at each other and thought: awesome! this is it."
all they needed then was a drummer for powerful live performances of their songs. this is where fridl came into play, someone flo still knew from his time in the munich metal-core scene. claire was complete.
from the dark basement studio to the spotlight. how fitting that the band likes to classify their musical mix of post-pop, indie and electro as neon-pop. "our lyrics make use of a very strong visual language. colours are an expression of different moods", says singer josie. consequently, claire paint situations using musical elements, draw darkly coloured sonic pictures of emotions, and visualise the neon contradiction of their cold musical aes-thetic and singer josies warming words.
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Every concert starts with the soundcheck. Not for the audience, but for the whole crew and the band. The time of the soundcheck depends on the conditions and the environment of the location. At this afternoon it was a challenge for the soundengineers of Claire to set up the sound bounced from four high walls of the historical building. Nevertheless there was a professional, a relaxed and very funny atmosphere. It's very good to see young people love what they do.
Thanks to the "front-sau" singer Josie and the really easy going band members Messel, Nepomuk, Flo and Fridl. Thanks to Achim, the master of sound and tour, and to Leo from the management in Berlin.
The photo-reportage of the concert at this evening is coming soon... Stay tuned...