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German band Claire hope to break out internationally

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:28

Munich five piece, Claire, describe the organic journey that has led to the release of their debut album, 'The Great Escape'. Rollo Ross reports.

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German pop synth band Claire hail from Munich in Germany and are now hoping for success beyond their borders. Ahead of their new album, they've just released the single "Broken Promise Land'. SOUNDBITE Claire member Florian Kiermaier, saying (English): "'Broken Promise Land' was one of the most difficult songs to finish because we didn't manage to find a good hook for it, so we almost threw it away and then had new try and changed it completely and so it turned out to be quite good." The band got together when they did a favour for a friend but they enjoyed the experience so much they stayed together. SOUNDBITE Claire member Florian Kiermaier, saying (English): "The message from this song is maybe the main message in our album so it's about, yeah, to focus on what you want to do and just do it." So what is the band's focus in the coming months? SOUNDBITE Claire member Josie-Claire Burkle, saying (English): "We've got a few festivals coming up so looking forward to that, hopefully good weather." SOUNDBITE Claire member Fridolin Achten, saying (English): "And good German football team at the World Cup. That would be cool." Claire's debut album "The Great Escape" is set for release on June 9th.

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German band Claire hope to break out internationally

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 - 01:28