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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

BROOKLYN band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are celebrating the release of their third album, Hysterical, with a long-awaited British tour.

Fresh from three dates in Ireland, the indie rockers will showcase their melodic charms to a Scottish audience at westend venue Studio Warehouse Glasgow on January 28.

The former college friends founded the band in 2004 and their eponymously named first album was released on the back of considerable online success — without a record label no less.

The creative, off-beat charm of singles such as In This Home on Ice and The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth made the music industry sit up and listen.

With critical acclaim from Pitchfork Media and a few famous fans, including David Bowie and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne being spotted at their gigs, CYHSY had brought their avant-garde style very much into the spotlight.

Relentless touring ensued with only a brief pause to record their second offering, Some Loud Thunder in 2007, and such brevity was perhaps the reason for its failure to recapture the buzz of earlier efforts.

After a five year hiatus from the industry to pursue solo albums and extra-curricular projects, the band are keen to reassure fans they are firmly back on form.

Their latest release is a fresher and more considered accomplishment with single Same Mistake being compared by NME to first album favourite Is This Love?

The five-piece will want to capitalise on such rejuvenated interest at this forthcoming intimate gig and one of Glasgow’s most bohemian spaces seems the perfect venue for it.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah play at SWG3 in Yorkhill on Saturday, January 28. Doors open 8pm and tickets cost £12.50, from www.seetickets.com.