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Hertford, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | SELF

Hertford, England, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2019
Band Rock Psychedelic




"CLUJIT ~ CORONATION ..... review"

Putting out an EP as a debut release serves a multitude of purposes, it's cheaper than a full album, it can sometimes be the first draft of songs that will later reappear on your debut album rearranged and remastered, it can also be used much like a demo to give labels a taste of what you are all about but most importantly it can test the ground to see if all that hard work of composing and arranging something you truly believe in will actually find an audience that appreciates what you've done. Whether "Coronation" works for the Clujit in any of these scenarios is too early to say but what can be said is that this EP is a highly impressive collection of songs that may not quite set the world alight but will at least start it smoldering. Of the songs on offer on "Coronation" probably the most impressive is it's opener "Cold, Alone and Wondering" , a song that begins on a wave of swirling effects, shimmering percussion and sparse reverberating guitar textures then gradually builds up into a riff heavy behemoth interspersed with elements of Porcupine Tree - like proggish complexity and psychedelic ambience over which a clean clear vocal melody tells what is basically a love story. For their next track, "Basement Tragedy", Clujit delve into their seventies bag and pull out a chugging Hawkwind(ish) shuffle replete with swirling effects and vintage sounding fuzzed guitar tones all coated in a suitably monotonic vocal melody. "Coronation" closes its account with "Infliction" a song split into two movements, "(part I)" a laid back instrumental anchored by liquid deep bass and restrained percussion over which gently strummed/swept chords and arpeggios ring and reverberate, "(part 2)" a heavy psych workout that finds the band throwing off any shackles and really cutting loose, John Gosling's bass and Craig Jones' drums laying down a thundering array of shifting dynamics for guitarist David Court to decorate with crunching powerchords and screaming wah drenched solos while vocalist Peter Baldock-Williams tells us in clean slightly weary tones that he's gonna "laugh hysterically and dance upon your grave".

It is early days for Clujit, as we all know new bands can suddenly appear and then just as quickly disappear, but it would be a shame not to see this band expand on the ideas they have briefly explored on "Coronation" and get to see where they might take their music next. Clujit are not quite the finished article yet and "Coronation" is an EP that is a little naïve in places, a little raw in others but it is also one full of promise for the future.

Check it out .... - Desert Pyschlist

"Weekly Recommendations"

Among our weekly recommendations was ′′Coronation", the debut of the British band, Clujit. A four-track work in which the band presents us with their particular proposal of hard, heavy-rock with progressive additions and careful and melodious vocals. An EP that knows how to balance heaviness with a psychedelic environment that borrows different vibrations with a remarkable result. - DenpaFuzz


Coronation (EP) - Released Friday 14th August 2020
Cold, Alone & Wondering
Basement Tragedy
Infliction Part I
Infliction Part II



Clujit are:

Vocals - Peter Baldock-Williams

Guitars / Backing Vocals - David Court

Bass / Backing Vocals - John Gosling

Drums - Craig Jones

Clujit began to coalesce at the beginning of 2019. David, John and Craig had previously played together in a variety of different bands but came together find their music. Sessions often took the form long, improvised jams. Whilst extended instrumental passages remain a key part of Clujit's writing process and their live performance, the intention was always to hang these around songs. So, the trio auditioned for vocalists and in April 2019 Peter Baldock-Williams completed the Clujit line-up.

Gigs followed, and later in the year the band made plans to head to the studio. Recording on the "Coronation" EP began at the start of 2020 and the final studio session was completed on 1st March. Two weeks later, the UK went into lockdown over Covid-19. This added logistical complications to the mixing and mastering process but the slow, heavy atmosphere of early-lockdown also seemed an appropriate vibe and backdrop for this final part of the project. 

"Coronation" was released on 14th August 2020. Clujit are your imaginary friend.

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