Label: Saddest Factory Records
Released: 12th February 2021
Claud’s debut album ‘Super Monster’ is a record dealing in universal themes and deep emotional connections. There’s no mystery or illusion here, just Claud writing supremely relatable, often hilarious and always super melodic indie rock songs.
Relationships and how we spend our lives, especially our formative teen years, navigating them are central to the album’s charms. Claud’s songwriting is perceptive and sharp as they combine cutting matter of factness with playful wit before flooring you with an emotional suckerpunch out of nowhere. Where songs like ‘Soft Spot’ are deftly beautiful, the album really flies with the lush, gently groovy pop of ‘Cuff Your Jeans’ and the uproarious whipsmart kiss off of ‘That’s Mr Bitch To You.’ Claud can do it all and ‘Super Monster’ is the realisation of a long appreciated yet underrated musical talent flourishing.