Already breakout stars in their native Australia, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes--who fuse soul, blues, doo-wop and R&B with Clairy’s powerful vocals and a pop-twist-- have signed with U.S. label Vanguard Records who will release their debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS on May 21. In its first week at radio, their first single “Love Letter” was the #1 Most Added at Triple A Radiowith airplay at Alternative stations across America as well. Expect the group that the New York Music Daily described as “the great long-lost collaboration between David Lynch and John Waters” (April 1, 2013) to appear on a forthcoming episode of NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and to announce a U.S. summer tour soon.
CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES and their debut album BABY CAUGHT THE BUS are gaining strong praise from the media. Bust magazine praised the album as “Big, soulful and undeniably retro” (March 2013). The LA Record hailed in a live review, “The entire band gave us a show full of sultry ballads and clap-a-long jams. The new single ‘Love Letter’ was a highlight as was the killer encores with great sax solos by Darcy McMulty. Browne won me over with the medley of ‘The Boy Is Mine/She Plays Up to You’ which momentarily broke the 60s spell with a 90s guilty pleasure” (4/11/13). The New York Music Daily added this re the band’s explosive show: “Watching this band was like discovering the great long-lost collaboration between David Lynch and John Waters.” (April 1, 2013). The Patriot Ledger also lauded the young group’s “skillful blend of classic rhythm and blues, soulful jazz, blues and even some doo-wop vocal parts” (March 28, 2013).