Bristling with unbridled intensity and dynamic empowerment, CLT DRP create erratic and urgent electro-punk. Each of their tracks exudes a raw confidence and energy that channels a wealth of influences from Peaches to The Prodigy to Meshuggah. As they release a new remix of their latest single, we caught up with the Brighton based trio to get to know them In Short.

Hailing from Toronto, Southampton, and Drama the trio, comprised of Annie, Daphne and Scott, met at uni in Brighton and have been making their mark since 2017 with raging vocals and pertinent lyrics that saw literary icon Magaret Atwood tell them “don’t let the bastards grind you down” after their first show, and CLT DRP certainly haven’t. With new music coming soon, this month they play a string of dates with Bristol’ No Violet as well as playing Small Pond Record’s BadPond Festival so you have plenty of opportunities to catch them live.

We’ve got the pleasure of sharing this new remix fellow Brighton band LibraLibra have done of CLT DRP’s single ‘Speak To My’. It’s a dark, heady, glitchy blend that really augments the raw power of the original track with shuddering, warped electronica.

Enjoy the remix and get to know Brighton’s CLT DRP In Short…

Three words to describe our/my music:

Playful, Visceral and Empowering
Last photo on your phone…
My boyfriend with a Powerpuff Girl filter on his face.
 
Favourite instagram account…
Unpretty Zine, a friend’s new feminist magazine, that everyone should check out. It talks about a lot of issues that I didn’t know other people struggled with when I was younger.
The best venue I’ve played…
Maybe Arctangent festival this year, we had a 11:35am slot on the friday and about 500/600 hungover people showed up in the pouring rain. It was just really warming to see people turn up for our set in those conditions, especially since we are still a very unknown band on the grand scheme of things.
Earliest song you remember
Lucinda Williams – Drunken Angel
My mom played that album of the time through my childhood, very beautiful lyrics. I remember most of the lyrics off that whole album
The worst job I’ve ever had…
Cleaning catering dishes—it wasn’t horrible pay or anything but a lot of character-building work washing off the grease and blue cheese residue from plastic containers.
 
Favourite food on tour…
Veggie Percy Pigs from M&S are our weakness. Scott can eat a whole bag in about 5 minutes.
My Favourite word…
Succlet, like a chicken succlet (Scott calls me and Daphne that when it’s time to go somewhere)—‘C’mon succlet’s, time to go!!’
Things that cheer me up…
My mom, and LIZZO. I’ve loved LIZZO for awhile and to see her blow up has been THE nicest thing. Without going on a rant, I cannot stress how important it is for younger audiences to see a big, confident women of colour absolutely killing right now. We need more music and role models like that!
If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
We would love to go to Berlin at some point. I think our music would go down really well there.
I think you should listen to… (something other than yourself)

Princess Nokia, JPEGMAFIA, LibraLibra

 

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

Maybe Bjork, she would just be so incredible to see live, or JPEGMAFIA. I would LOVE to see him smash out a set. He is such an interesting artist and I’ve seen live clips of his sets going off.

CLT DRP play Windmill Brixton with No Violet on October 17th, tickets here. They also play BadPond at Bush Hall on October 20th, tickets here.
Full tour dates below:

03.10.19 – Nottingham – The Chameleon*
05.10.19 – Leeds – Wharf Chamber *
09.10.19 – Bath – Moles *
10.10.19 – Guildford – Boileroom *
11.10.19 – Cheltenham – Cotswold Inn *
12.10.19 – Cardiff – The Moon *
17.10.19 – London – The Windmill, Brixton *
20.10.19 – London – Bush Hall – BAD POND Festival
25.10.19 – Brighton – Brighton Electric *
20.11.19 – Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms
21.11.19 – Edinburgh – Bannermans
23.11.19 – Tunbridge Wells – Forum

* w/ No Violet