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"A SENSE OF FALLING: STRANGE GEOMETRY OUTTAKES"
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DIGITAL EP
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Released: 21-Apr-2016
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To coincide with The Clientele's Strange Geometry album being reissued on vinyl by Merge in USA, The Clientele release 6 previously unavailable tracks from the Strange Geometry album sessions compiled as a digital EP. Singer songwriter Alasdair MacLean wrote of the bonus material:

All six of these tracks are outtakes from the July 2005 Strange Geometry sessions at Bark Studios in London. Breathe In Now is one of my favourite Clientele songs. I wanted it to have a baroque string arrangement but there was no time to put one together, so it was dropped. Spanish Night was written in Valencia. It was too hot to sleep at night, so I ended up staying up at night and sleeping all day, when, as it turned out, it was too hot to sleep. Since We Last Spoke was abandoned halfway through for reasons now unclear, though I still like the lyrical image of Nero appearing in a crowd. Apparently, Emperor Nero mixed among crowds in disguise, listening to other people s conversations. One Hundred Leaves was a fan favourite and used to be a staple of our live shows, but we couldnt quite get the live feel down on tape at Bark. When I Came Through is a fragment, forgotten until now, a dream of walking home from the railway station to the garden. -

"ALONE AND UNREAL : THE BEST OF THE CLIENTELE (+ BONUS DOWNLOAD ALBUM)"
The Clientele
CD Album
Released: 04-Sep-2015
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"This Best Of is mere affirmation of genius" 5/5 - Mojo »
"MINOTAUR"
The Clientele
CD Album
Released: 06-Sep-2010
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Few artists of recent times share this London four-pieces ability to evoke a sense of mood and place. Their five albums of shimmeringly brilliant, exquisitely arranged songs are a near-perfect soundtrack to the sense of isolation many people experience living in the UKs capital city - BBC »
"BONFIRES ON THE HEATH"
The Clientele
CD Album
Released: 16-Nov-2009
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"some of the most heartbreakingly lovely, perfectly formed music to be recorded anywhere over the past decade." - BBC »
"STRANGE GEOMETRY CD"
The Clientele
CD Album
Released: 05-Sep-2005
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"One of todays most consistently wonderful bands has kept up its long winning streak..." - pitchforkmedia.com »
"THE VIOLET HOUR CD"
The Clientele
CD Album
Released: 01-Jul-2003
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"surely one of the most magical pop albums of 2003..." - 4/5 Uncut »
"SUBURBAN LIGHT CD"
The Clientele
CD Album
Released: 01-Nov-2000
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"spaced out hypnotic loveliness..." - NME »
"ALONE AND UNREAL : THE BEST OF THE CLIENTELE (+ BONUS DOWNLOAD ALBUM)"
The Clientele
Vinyl Album
Released: 04-Sep-2015
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This set will serve a purpose similar to 'Suburban Light'; namely, to introduce a generation of listeners to one of the most sublime guitar pop bands to have graced the turn of the Millennium'8/10 - The Clash »
"STRANGE GEOMETRY LP"
The Clientele
Vinyl Album
Released: 05-Sep-2005
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"Beguiling third album from the discreetly uncanny north London trio" - Uncut »
"THE VIOLET HOUR LP"
The Clientele
Vinyl Album
Released: 01-Nov-2003
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"Londoners' hazy debut of tripped-out, folk perfection..." - 8/10 NME »
"SUBURBAN LIGHT LP"
The Clientele
Vinyl Album
Released: 01-Apr-2001
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"all the bleary-eyed beauty of a lazy Sunday morning..." - Mojo »
"HOUSE ON FIRE"
The Clientele
CD Single
Released: 01-Jul-2003
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"luscious West Coast psych-pop, invokes sense of total well-being..." - Time Out »
"SINCE K GOT OVER ME"
The Clientele
7' Single
Released: 22-Aug-2005
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"Their ineffably pretty indie sound draws on classic bands such as Love and the Kinks" - The Guardian »
"HAUNTED MELODY"
The Clientele
7' Single
Released: 01-Oct-2002
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"a blissful mix of Galaxie 500, Smiths and the Velvet Underground..." - LosingToday.com »
"(I CAN'T SEEM) TO MAKE YOU MINE"
The Clientele
7' Single
Released: 01-Apr-2001
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Split 7" Vinyl with 'Held in Glass' by The Relict (Johnny Kane Records) - »
"I HAD TO SAY THIS / MONDAY'S RAIN"
The Clientele
7' Single
Released: 01-Dec-1999
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"a perfect blend of gentle 1960s baroque pop..." - Time Out New York »
"WHAT GOES UP / FIVE DAY MORNING"
The Clientele
7' Single
Released: 01-Jun-1998
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'haunting, fragile and strangely tragic...' - NME »
"HOUSE ON FIRE SAND"
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T-Shirt
Released: 03-Apr-2004
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"HOUSE ON FIRE BLUE"
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T-Shirt
Released: 02-Apr-2004
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"HOUSE ON FIRE BROWN"
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T-Shirt
Released: 01-Apr-2004
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"US TOUR 2003 CREAM"
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T-Shirt
Released: 01-Jun-2003
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"HAUNTED MELODY MAROON"
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T-Shirt
Released: 01-Nov-2001
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"HAUNTED MELODY LIGHT BLUE"
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Released: 01-Jan-2000
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"HAUNTED MELODY ARMY GREEN"
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T-Shirt
Released: 30-Nov--0001
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"(I CAN'T SEEM) TO MAKE YOU MINE / BREATHE IN NOW"
The Clientele
Digital Single
Released: 23-Oct-2015
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"VIOLET HOUR MUG"
The Clientele
Limited Edition Mugs
Released: 02-Nov-2015
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"SUBURBAN LIGHT MUG"
The Clientele
Limited Edition Mugs
Released: 02-Nov-2015
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"STRANGE GEOMETRY MUG"
The Clientele
Limited Edition Mugs
Released: 02-Nov-2015
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"GOD SAVE THE CLIENTELE MUG"
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Limited Edition Mugs
Released: 02-Nov-2015
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"BONFIRES ON THE HEATH MUG"
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Limited Edition Mugs
Released: 02-Nov-2015
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"A SENSE OF FALLING: STRANGE GEOMETRY OUTTAKES"
The Clientele
DIGITAL EP
Released: 21-Apr-2016
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To coincide with The Clientele's Strange Geometry album being reissued on vinyl by Merge in USA, The Clientele release 6 previously unavailable tracks from the Strange Geometry album sessions compiled as a digital EP. Singer songwriter Alasdair MacLean wrote of the bonus material:

All six of these tracks are outtakes from the July 2005 Strange Geometry sessions at Bark Studios in London. Breathe In Now is one of my favourite Clientele songs. I wanted it to have a baroque string arrangement but there was no time to put one together, so it was dropped. Spanish Night was written in Valencia. It was too hot to sleep at night, so I ended up staying up at night and sleeping all day, when, as it turned out, it was too hot to sleep. Since We Last Spoke was abandoned halfway through for reasons now unclear, though I still like the lyrical image of Nero appearing in a crowd. Apparently, Emperor Nero mixed among crowds in disguise, listening to other people s conversations. One Hundred Leaves was a fan favourite and used to be a staple of our live shows, but we couldnt quite get the live feel down on tape at Bark. When I Came Through is a fragment, forgotten until now, a dream of walking home from the railway station to the garden. - »

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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 hypnotised by the magical strangeness of Galaxie 500 and Felt, and the psych pop of Love and the Zombies. During a pub conversation 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.

These recordings were released as lovingly packaged 7 singles at the tail-end of the 90s, and compiled as the millennium ended into the debut album, Suburban Light, now hailed as one of the finest records of the decade. From the faded pop art of Suburban Light came a move into the fog with the 2nd LP, The Violet Hour, released in 2003. An attempt to create a deeper, more mysterious sound, it was an archetypal Clientele record: hypnotic, self-enclosed, meticulously creating its own world.

The Clientele re-invented their music with Strange Geometry (2005) and God Save the Clientele (2007); Brian O Shaughnessy (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream) and Mark Nevers produced, and El Records legend Louis Philippe provided typically gorgeous string arrangements. The sound was bigger, brighter, and clearer, MacLean s ringing, classically-influenced guitar style and James Hornsey s melodic bass combining to create a different kind of depth and atmosphere for the newly sparkling songs, which now came complete with crossover appeal; incongruously, one of them even featured in the Keanu Reeves / Sandra Bullock weepie, "The Lake House".

Bonfires on the Heath (2009) is in a sense a return to the Clienteles roots; the dreamlike suburban landscapes first encountered in the early singles, their trippy sense of menace stronger now. Back in London, theyve drawn on older traditions of English folk, which exist here side-by-side with the band's more familiar bossa and pop elements, creating a timeless eeriness. Its often said the best bands create their own sound; the Clientele have gone one further and created an entire world.