Clayborn

Clayborn

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Steaming female fronted rockband with a touch of insanity and a hint of erotica; Clayborn is "Neu-Rock-Tica". Confronting, energetic and sensitive with explicit lyrics of she-devil Crazy Jane.

Biography

Clayborn is a rockband from the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Their supercharged energetic shows, brimful of high-octane rock 'n roll bravado has been shaking the foundations of the Dutch live scene since 2004. After releasing two successful EP records the Dutch indielabel Suburban Records/ sublabel DAWA Records unleashed their first full-length album entitled: «Every Dog Has Its Day» upon the world.

Confronting, energetic and sensitive. The band explores the boundaries of contemporary rock. This band is passionate, expressive and aggressive, boosting the explicit lyrics of she-devil Crazy Jane, the grit and dissonance of guitarist Kurt Amat and a ballsy rhythmsection personified by bassplayer Rogier Drinkenburg and drummer Wouter "Wally" van Wijk. The album «EDHID» has everything that might be expected from these headstrong Rotterdam rockers: Steaming rock with a touch of insanity and a hint of erotica; Clayborn is "Neu-Rock-Tica".

Selected Highlights:

2004:
-Feb: EP «_Release».
-Dec: Dutch music magazine LiveXS proclaims Clayborn to be Local Heroes. Clayborn joins the "Dommelsch Locals Only On Tour" and plays around the whole country on 10 big stages.

2005:
-June: EP «Kiss Me» is released by DAWA Records/Peptide Music, a sublabel of Suburban Records
-July: Clayborn plays at Parkpop, the Hague, one of the biggest free music festivals in Europe
-October: Clayborns music is featured in the winning film at the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival
-December: MTV airs part of the Parkpop gig in their "Brand New" show.

2006:
-March: Clayborn plays live on Kink FM (national radio)
-April: Clayborn plays at Rockweekend America
-Summer: Clayborn does several of the bigger summerfestivals like: Zebrafestival, Knorpop, Zomersplotszfestival, Summerstartfestival and Popronde
-September: Clayborn is featured in an item on the MTV show "6 Pack"
-October:the full-length album «Every Dog Has Its Day» is released in The Benelux by DAWA Records/ Peptide Music, sublabel of Suburban Records
-November: Clayborn shoots their first video. «The Mission» directed by Stefan Brok.

2007:
-January: Videoclip «The Mission» is officially released at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
-February: «Hey» is included on compilation-CD «Ass Shakers and Heartbreakers». The single «The Mission» is released and hits the top 3 in the KX Parade from KXradio and is also included for several weeks in the Freak 11, from national radio-station 3FM
-April: Clayborn does two live gigs on radio-station 3FM, with DJ Giel Beelen in the show Nachtegiel and with Barbara Karel
-May: Clayborn features on the international «Playfestival» in Belgium
-July: Clayborn performs on the progressive festival in the Netherlands ‘Metropolis’
-August: Clayborn is awarded ‘3fm Serious Rock Talent 2007’ by the biggest national radiostation. Clayborn rocks in front of 35.000 on the mainstage of ‘Zwarte Cross Festival’ and on “Solar Festival”, Roermond.
-September: Lots of airplay on national radiostations.
-October: Clayborn does tour to Austria.

Clayborn has been taking the stages by storm, lately and if you haven't seen them yet: shame on you! Go out there and check them out, you only live once!

Clayborn is influenced by: Nina Hagen, Linda Perry, Faith No More, Primus, RHCP, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Soundgarden, System Of A Down, Jane's Addiction, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, Alice In Chains, QOTSA and many many others...

Lyrics

The Mission

Written By: Clayborn

I am hoping that you will see me and will be mine one day
But I don’t like you cause you won’t let me
My mission for today

Cause I can’t live I can’t breathe when you are around
what’s to do I lose my cool
My mission for today, oh, oh, oh

It always looks so easy but believe me
well it ain’t
I always joke around, but baby catch me when I faint

Cause I can’t live I can’t breathe when you are around
I’m a fool I lose my cool
My mission for today, oh, oh, oh

The mission, the mission, my mission, my mission
The mission, the mission, my mission, my mission
Oh, oh, oh, oh

Hey!!!

Written By: Clayborn

Well,well,well you told me that we always would be laughing
But there is nothing left to laugh in this place
And baby I’ll tell you, you got so damn serious
And it will end up with me getting furious

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Please shut up and surrender
Hey! Hey! Hey!
Don’t waste my time

Well, well, well you told me that we always would stay friends
But I haven’t seen you around for quite a time
Baby babe you told me that you’d never love that other woman
even though I told you that I’d never be your girl

Hey! Hey! Hey!
Please shut up and surrender
Hey! Hey! Hey!
Don’t waste my time

Kurt & Jane

Written By: Clayborn

A real inspiring day
There was nothing left to say
So we smoked some cigarettes and lots of grass
Empty you glass!

Kurt asked me
Girl, who would you like to meet
I said hey, well I don’t know
Who would it be.. I think Linda Perry

What would she love
What would she know

Jane I wanna look
into a cristal bowl of glass
so I realised
There’s only one man who knows who I am

Give me an armour of honesty
It’s heavy but hey, it suites me
Give me an armour of honesty
Understand that I wanna meet me
Give me an armour of honesty

Jane I wanna see myself playing in a live tv-show
Or hear myself playing on the radio
You know why I want it, you know why I got it
You know what I feel for you
You know what I want and you know what I know
You know that it has all been true, it’s true

Give me an armour of honesty
It’s heavy but hey, it suites me
Give me an armour of honesty
Understand that I wanna meet me

Liar

Written By: Clayborn

The suitcase is waiting, yeah I’ll go tonight
And hope that you are waiting outside
By the car that is running and yeah so am I
Cause leave you, it’s my time
My habits defrosting, yet still feel so cold
Cause of all of these years that you tried to turn me to stone
And the anger’s awaking in me
And I finally can define what I see

You’re a liar!

I can’t believe that I’ve finally put a real end
to this endless succumb to your endless seduction
which really was cheating and lying
And it finally crashed in your face

Sometimes I still take a trip down to memory lane
But staying with you would drive me insane
And I finally know my way out
Just jump in the hole and the rabbit comes out

You liar!

You always looked so sure
But I don’t buy that anymore
Baby, I just don’t believe you

Now that I’m in a new phase
I put you back in your place
Baby I will greet you with this smile

You liar!

Too Happy

Written By: Clayborn

I’m too happy to live
Too happy to feel
Too happy to be

I’m too happy to see
That I all forgot about me

I’m too happy to cheer
Too happy to soar
Too happy to cherish

Watch me when I go …wow!!

Always so eager to please
I’m trying to make it easier for you
Sorry I didin’t come home babe
Like I was supposed to do

But I always try too hard
I go too fast
I sing too loud

Watch me when I go …wow!!

City Dogs

Written By: Clayborn

Hush now baby, go to sleep
It’s ok to rest your head
Everything is taking over but you just sleep instead

The snow keeps falling and you try to dig in
The end is the beginning it ends where it all begins
..so where’s the line

These are Stevie’s trippy dreams
Nothing’s longer what it seems

Write a letter to the city dogs
Write a letter to the city dogs
Write a letter to the city dogs..in which I explain
Write a letter to the city dogs..in which I explain
How to dance with the devil!

Crows are waiting and laughing in the trees
You can’t see their faces properly
(But you know it’s there)
These are Stevie’s fucked up dreams
Nothing’s longer what it seems

Write a letter to the city dogs
Write a letter to the city dogs
Write a letter to the city dogs..in which I explain
Write a letter to the city dogs..in which I explain
How to dance with the devil!

Discography

EP «_Release» feb. 2004, unsigned release

EP «Kiss Me» jun. 2005, DAWA Records/ Suburban Records

Album «Every Dog Has Its Day» Nov. 2006, DAWA Records/ Suburban Records
single: «The Mission» Jan. 2007 with radio-airplay
videoclip: «The Mission» Jan. 2007

Set List

Energy
She
Fix
City Dogs
Kurt 'n Jane
Your Despair
Other Side
Down Boy Down
Wild Song
Too Happy
Hey!!!
The Mission