So Claw            Sour Crow

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On Monday 19th September 2011 Cath’n’Dad Records were very proud to release So Claw/Sour Craw, two ten song albums written and recorded at the same time. They’re an eclectic mix of eclectic, hooked filled indie-pop with echoes of Galaxie 500, The Wedding Present, The Field Mice and our usual old favourites. This time the songs are about, amongst other things: Vaslav Nijinsky, being frightened of going out, Bill Clinton and toothpicks. We recorded the songs in London (and a little bit in Leeds) between Autumn 10 and Summer 11 and invited along a few friends to flesh out our sound.

Definitely our finest work(s) to date, please download and spread the word! For more information see the Press Release and Lyric Sheet or contact drytherain @, we’d love to hear from you.

Listen To:   Japanese Capillaries    Duet     Knots

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Download Press Release

So Claw/Sour Crow Lyric Sheet 


50 Influences On The Albums

So Why So Claw and Sour Crow?

So… Why So Claw and Sour Crow?

Galaxie 500 - slapped with that tag

So, i can hear precisely no one asking, did you call your albums So Claw and Sour Crow? Well let me tell you something.

Well, first of all, we decided we wanted to make a slow core album inspired by the bands slapped with that tag. Like Galaxie 500…

Then obviously we decided to add a little semi-spoonerism  to the mix et voila, So Claw, was born. Except we didn’t really record any slow core songs at all. Be we still liked the name.

Jack London - A badass who liked to drink

A couple of months after deciding this title we were reading a lot of Jack London. Jack London was a badass. A badass who liked to drink.
So Claw added to drinking became Sour Crow. How you may ask? Well thinkin’ of drinkin’ made me think of sour mash whisky. The claw made me think of a crow, and the crow, well the crow likes to drink, get me? No? Ok, a lovely cartoon strip called Maakies features a drunk Crow called Drinky Crow. Hence I have always associated a sour crow with being drunk.

Drinky Crow: A drunk crow

So we had a double name, So Claw/Sour Crow. A bit pretensious. If we had such a great name we thought, why not record two albums. So we did.
Also after the fact we realised that our album covers resembled an album by Marbles, Apples In Stereo frontman Robert Schneider’s solo project (but less 60’s and more fussy). Entirely coincidental but interesting non  the less.

Marbles: They Looooove the 60's

And for those who are so inclined you can view the birth of the album covers here

Review/Interview over at Culture Vulture

Read a lovely interview/review with us over at Culture Vulture about So Claw/Sour Crow

For No reason here's a picture of Popeye

So Claw/Sour Crow Released Today


So Claw and Sour Crow are released today!


Posters for So Claw/Sour Crow

Excited about the forth coming albums from

The Wednesday Club, So Claw/Sour Crow?


Here’s two poster by Leeds

legend Shaun Central for your perusal.

Click on em for em big.