December 13, 2018
CLAVVS Singles Repackage Out This Friday, Featuring The Duo’s Three New Tracks | Singles Out Now On All DSPs
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LISTEN & SHARE: CLAVVS – “Slow Dive”
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“On their recent single ‘Lay Back,’ which hit #1 on Hype Machine last month,CLAVVS showcased a very chill sound evoking the song’s namesake phrase. Now, on ‘Slow Dive,’ CLAVVS are showing off their sonic evolution a little bit more…”
“Exemplifying a world-aware consciousness as well as an appreciation of world music, the Brooklyn duo construct a vibrant soundscape for listeners to lean into and get lost in.”
The duo will also play a couple U.S. dates this winter.
Fri, 12/21 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta
Wed, 1/16 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn (Dr. Marten’s presents with TEEN)
CLAVVS is a duo of accidental best friends. Amber Renee and Graham Marsh might never have met if not for a last minute text invitation to a stranger’s house party. Conversations were shared. Jokes were made. Tunes were played. Soon they were writing the songs that would ultimately become their first CLAVVS releases.
Two albums later, Amber and Graham have dialed in their sound, one that merges his obsession with world music sounds and hip hop drums with her imaginative lyrics and off-kilter pop melodies. The result is both familiar and otherworldly, a distinctive sound that has earned the duo the praise of Consequence of Sound, Earmilk, and The 405, who names the duo “indie hitmakers.”
There is something hopeful and human in their music too, which is evidenced in the genuine nature of their live show. It’s easy to see why they’ve shared a stage with fellow world music inspired acts like Ibeyi and Rhye. Amber and Graham are energetic and emotive, unafraid to move to their own rhythms.
Perhaps that would make sense, given that Amber grew up performing in musical theater and singing her original Americana songs at local venues. And Graham spent years on the major label side of the industry, earning four Grammys for his work with acts like Bruno Mars and Gnarls Barkley before walking away to find a place in music that felt a bit more human.
CLAVVS is just that— an alternative pop band that examines human experiences with candor and imagination. Based in Brooklyn, Amber and Graham craft songs that subtly challenge and subvert the pop genre, an element that stands at the heart of everything they make.
CLAVVS’ music has been featured in MTV’s Teen Wolf, The CW’s Charmed, and Nike’s The Fenom Effect Podcast and in ad campaigns and global in-store playlists for brands like Becca Cosmetics, Urban Outfitters, and American Apparel. Their sophomore album World Underwater charted at no. 60 on the NACC chart, with noteworthy praise from KCRW, who called CLAVVS one of their “new favorite bands.” The duo’s two latest singles both charted in the top ten on Hype Machine, with “Lay Back” reaching number 1.