The Clientele

The Clientele

Fri, November 3, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Boot and Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

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The Clientele
The Clientele
The Clientele formed a long time ago in the backwoods of suburban Hampshire, playing together as kids at school, rehearsing in a thatched cottage remote from any kind of music scene, but hypnotized by the magical strangeness of Galaxie 500 and Felt and the psych pop of Love and the Zombies.

Singer Alasdair MacLean still recalls a pub conversation where the band collectively voted that it was OK to be influenced by Surrealist poetry but not OK to have any shouting or blues guitar solos. From that moment on, they put their stamp on a kind of eerie, distanced pure pop, stripped to its essentials and recorded quickly to 4-track analogue tape.

Instantly identifiable, The Clientele sound like no one else, although they are cited as an influence by bands as diverse as Spoon and the Fleet Foxes. It’s been said that the greatest bands always create their own individual sound; The Clientele have gone one further and created their own world.

—Orson Absence
Venue Information:
Boot and Saddle
1131 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19112
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com/contact/