The Clientele were formed in London in the summer of 1997 from a love of Surrealism, Galaxie 500, Paul Auster, Kafka, the Beatles, Cardinal, Felt, the Left Banke, Joseph Cornell, The Beach Boys and Arthur Lee's Love.
They have made a super 8 film and released two 7" singles in the UK. The singles have been played on XFM and John Peel and other stations in Canada, France, Spain, Italy and Japan. They have been written about in the NME, Melody Maker, Record Collector and several Japanese, Spanish and French magazines. They have supported Arab Strap, Velocette and Billy Mahonie.

Lace wings / Saturday is their third single and is released on Motorwa Records in Japan this Summer. To celebrate the release of this single they will be playing the following show:

Thursday 4th November - 12 Bar - Denmark Street

The Clientele go into the studio in October to record their debut album. Another single is due on Elefant Records in Spain in the Autumn followed by a single on Pointy in the UK.

Previous Releases

November 1997 - We Could Walk Together Fierce Panda records 2x7" 6 band compilation (UK)

June 1998 - What Goes Up / Five Day Morning Pointy Records 7" (UK)

March 1999 - Reflections After Jane / An Hour Before The Light Johnny Kane Records 7" (UK)

Forthcoming Releases

September 1999 - Lace wings / Saturday Motorway Records 7" (Japan)

November 1999 - (I want you) More Than Ever Elefant Records 7" (Spain)

Autumn 1999 - Reflections after Jane Elefant Records - track on compilation LP (Spain)

Winter 1999 - Bicycles Bloody Dolphin magazine - track on CD compilation (Japan)

December 1999 - I had to say this / Mondays Rain Pointy records 7" (UK)

Spring 2000 - The Clientele Album - Tracks T.B.C Pointy Records LP & CD (UK)

For more info e-mail the band