|CLAY formed around Justin Clayton, a singer songwriter originally from Liverpool. They release their debut single Collide (Smallman Records) on 11th November 2002. |
Never knowingly unadventurous, Clayton has moved from Liverpool to London, New York to LA and always back to writing and recording. His band have recorded a debut release which is a unique blend of influences and experiences.
Clays debut single is written about the chemistry that can still exist between ex-lovers. Collide is about meeting up with the girl after its all gone sour and the feeling you still get when youre not sure about the relationship because the chemistry is still there, says Justin.
Co-produced by Marty Willson Piper, member of legendary indie-guitar band The Church, Clays sound evokes the same warmth and edginess of Bowies Spiders from Mars, Peter Greens Fleetwood Mac, early Zeppelin and Teenage Fanclub and the sonic pallet of Jeff Buckley or Radiohead.
The single was recorded live-to-tape at The Blue Room in Sweden, with Justin handling the vocals and guitars, together with Jerker Odelholm on bass and Christer Bjorklund on drums.
Collide is available on a 3-track CD single. The other two tracks are Tragic and No Worries. The second single and album are set for release in the New Year.