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CLT DRP Release New Album Nothing Clever, Just Feelings Out Now via Venn Records

CLT DRP's creative and revolutionary approach to music, makes this album a must-listen for 2023

Brighton-based feminist electro-punk trio CLT DRP have just released their second album Nothing Clever, Just Feelings , which is out now via Venn Records (Bob Vylan, Witch Fever, Meryl Streek).

Album focus track ‘Daily Affirmations’ is also out now, a tongue-in-cheek take on self-improvement mantras that showcases the band’s unique mix of social commentary and dry humour to perfection, all soundtracked by their pummelling, idiosyncratic electro-punk.

Commenting on the track, vocalist Annie Dorrett says: “Self-deprecation! Jealousy! Excessive drinking! Trying to make myself feel better by being overly confident! All of the above!”

Recorded at Shaken Oak Studios in Oxford over the course of a week in March 2022, Nothing Clever, Just Feelings was produced by Alex Gordon (The Cure, Tigercub, Sea Power, Blood Red Shoes). With the studio based in a rural setting on a farm, guitarist Scott Reynolds enjoyed a morning trail run before starting each day, and the band cooked family-style for each other every day.

Hailed as “one of the freshest albums to spring from the UK underground in some time” by Kerrang! Magazine and reaffirming CLT DRP’s unique position at the cutting edge of electronic, noise-infused music, Nothing Clever, Just Feelings seamlessly merges various genres to create a unique sound that is both exhilarating and reflective.

Focused on themes of queerness and heartbreak, each track explores the raw emotions that come along with these lived experiences, delivering a personal and poignant message at every turn—newfound feminism in vulnerability and gender fluidity; newfound femininity in humour and the fear of being alone.

CLT DRP have already caused a stir across UK and EU festivals this year, having supported electronic pioneer Gary Numan and played sets at The Great Escape, 2000 Trees, Best Kept Secret (NL), and Premices (CH). See below for their upcoming 2023 dates

Main Photo Credit: BRIDIE FLORENCE

15.09.23 – Sofia, BG – Wrong Fest
12.10.23 – Manchester, Beyond The Music
02.11.23 – Leeds, Oporto
03.11.23 – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
23.11.23 – Southampton, Joiners
24.11.23 – Bristol, Rough Trade
29.11.23 – London, Lexington

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