CAROLINE & CLAUDE
RELEASE DREAM-POP SINGLE
WITH MUSIC VIDEO
A sonic force about confronting hard-hitting truths.
Brace yourselves for adored sibling duo Caroline & Claude’s latest single ‘Slap’. A song about hard-hitting truths, they distill pure energy, witty chaos and introspection for an irreplicable dreamy combination that continues to reinvigorate the pop landscape of Australia.
Following on from their debut EP, ‘Nan’s USB’, released late last year, the duo continue the momentum of their break-out success that saw them reach dizzying heights locally and internationally – triple j rotation, BBC Radio 1 (UK), College Radio rotation (US) and coveted editorial features with NME, The Guardian, DIY (UK) Atwood Magazine (US) and more.
“Slap is about the hard-hitting truths. You need to hear them, but boy does it hurt. Slap explores the idea that everything in your life is going downhill, and it’s just one slap after the other… and the words people say to you, whether it’s true or not, HURT!! I guess Miss Lizzo wasn’t lying when she sang ‘truth hurts’…”
Caroline & Claude
Written in Auckland NZ with Josh Fountain (BENEE), the duo’s Gen Z witty chaos, pure fun and supreme introspection was brought to life by Simon Gooding (Dua Lipa, Pink) who mixed the track with Mastering by Leon Zervos (Pink, Rihanna) who rounded out the team.
Speaking of the creative process behind ‘SLAP,’ the duo shares, “From the beginning, Slap was one of those songs where whilst writing it we got giddy and couldn’t contain the pure energy in the room. Writing the track in Auckland with Josh Fountain set the tone of the song to already be a #BANGER. There was pure inspiration and a pre-existing excitement in the room… We all were feeling this song hard in the studio.” Caroline & Claude
Accompanying this release is the latest installment of their series of whimsical homemade music videos. Tugging at acute nostalgia for the era of early Apple’s photobooth app they combine this with hand-held camcorder footage, evoking the simplicity of the early digital days.
Caroline & Claude, have been making waves in the music scene with their unique brand of shimmery dream-pop. Born in Sydney but raised in Adelaide, they carry with them a rich family history of artistic expression, tracing back to their jazz-singing grandparents in India. With a fusion of pop hooks, witty introspection and indie-washed production, Caroline & Claude have carved out a distinct sound that has garnered high praise and attention from industry and fans alike.
The momentum of Caroline & Claude spans multiple countries and mediums, with their hard-to-fault sound hitting home with each release. With a swathe of substantial DSP support from Spotify (Front Left, Equal, *hits different*), Apple Music (Alt-pop, New in Pop, Staying In) to name a few, their singles regularly accrue hundreds of thousands of streams across platforms. Bolstering this wide audience of digital fans is a slew of captivating live-performances and showcases Australia-wide from esteemed stages of BIGSOUND (Brisbane), Factory Festival (Perth), and NYE on the Hill (Victoria). Their energetic and charismatic shows are a testament to their unique ability to ignite crowds and continue building an adoring fanbase.
The release of ‘SLAP’ marks a significant milestone for Caroline & Claude, who emerge after their debut EP with tenacity to continue their deft work of revitalising and leading the new age of pop in Australia.
Single Art photo by: Leonora Coenraads
PRAISE FOR CAROLINE & CLAUDE
“dreamy and shimmery”
Jess Perkins, triple j
“with airplay from BBC Radio 1 and US college radio with music this good the duo could well be the next Australian act to break big globally.”
Women in Pop
“It’’s clear there’s something special here, as Caroline & Claude introduce themselves and their music as something destined for big things ahead”
“Even in the quieter moments, Caroline & Claude add their signature shimmer that makes the tender moment really special.”
Abby Butler, triple j
“Heralded by Caroline & Claude’s charming vocal performances and Claude’s masterful production, the EP [they] explore their sibling dynamic and the contrast of being an introvert and an extrovert whilst also touching on coming-of-age topics.”
SLAP is out now via The Orchard.
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