Label: Saddest Factory Records
Released: 14th July 2023
Claud’s second album ‘Supermodels’ is a brilliantly crafted and emotionally resonant collection from a songwriter who has developed into one of the finest around, meshing bittersweet reflection with whip smart humour aligned to a bigger and chunkier rock sound.
Their debut album ‘Super Monster’ was obviously brilliant, but this feels like a significant step up. Everything hits harder, both sonically and in terms of feels. Claud has that perfect knack of hitting you with a line or a melody that just stops you in your tracks. From the clever, witty and beautifully lovely ‘Paul Rudd’ to the defiant anthem ‘The Moving On’ and the yearning slow burning rock epic of ‘Glass Wall’ Claud displays all their considerable facets as a songwriter.
You can really feel that palpable sense of an artist breaking out of the bedroom and spreading their wings. A gem of a return.