CLOUT! are a band from London and Southend, UK CLOUT! started to record music about four years ago, their music draws from an array of influences familiar to the 60s-70s psychedelic as much as 80s dancehall, dub and post punk, all held together by sampling and beat patterns inspired by the 90s ‘Golden-era’ of hip-hop. However CLOUT! are by no means affixed to any certain genre or movement or roles as musicians. They aim to use a variety of different instruments and member-roles to create diversely arranged songs. CLOUT! have been focussing primarily on their production since September 2010 while performing at Offset Festival, The Cave Club as well as hosting their own hip-hop, soul and dancehall night at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen aptly titled SPEAK YA CLOUT! CLOUT!'s debut EP is available May 9th through Dirty Bingo Records.
The EP showcases the the multi faceted approach that CLOUT! take towards songwriting - with three original tracks ranging from more traditional band performance based music, to 2-step influenced work with samplers, and experimental electronic music inspired by contemporary analog electronics and circuit bending. Likewise in their choice of remixers on the EP, CLOUT! have given us a small taste of their broad influences, with tracks from Kwes, The Horror's Tom Furse, and up and coming artist Mote. http://www.speak-ya-clout.blogspot.com http://www.myspace.com/speakyaclout http://www.twitter.com/cloutmusic http://www.speakyaclout.bandcamp.com http://www.youtube.com/user/CLOUTmusictv