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"Rock Chicks Play Night - The Voodoo Lounge June 27th 2007"

'Lauren Guillery, the French born lead of The Claws is every bit the rock chick, trashing around to the music whilst operating a guitar power stance that would make Jack Black proud. But this is not all just show though; she also offers breathy Gallic vocals and the odd slice of blues along with face melting guitar solo. The Claws rhythm section lends an unrivalled power and weight to bring the tunes home. All around class rock performance'

"Lauren Guillery & The Claws"

‘Lauren Guillery burst onto the Irish music scene seemingly out of nowhere, fully-formed and ready to rock. Armed with a red guitar (…) and an unstoppable attitude, she powered her way through the open-mic circuit and onto the stages of some of Ireland’s most prestigious clubs.
Her performances instantly stand out amongst the crowd of shy and retiring female-fronted players. Her performances are full of confidence as she delivers her songs with an ‘I dare you’ stare as she hammers away at her guitar.
Whether playing with her band or solo, Guillery commands attention. Her voice is instantly arresting, a blend of Tori Amos and Kate Bush but with a built-in rock snarl that demands you stop and listen. Her debut EP is aptly entitled ‘Listen!’ and the four tracks here snake their way into your mind, with their insidious melodies, building rock crescendos and raw passion.’
- Edel Coffey - Irish Independent, April 2007


''Some good old style guitar heavy indie rock, with the odd hint of some groove heavy grunge rock, like a slightly poppy blend of early PJ Harvey and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs'' - Road Records Dublin - April 2007


'LISTEN!' EP - self released April 2007



One girl, two boys, a couple of guitars and a solid drumkit is what LAUREN GUILLERY & THE CLAWS are made out of.

With a fiery guitar sound reminiscent of early 90’s grunge era, chunky bass lines and steadfast drumming, LAUREN GUILLERY & THE CLAWS not only offer angry pop with an odd slice of blues and angel-like vocals; the songs are catchy & quirky and the live performances delivered with such intensity, rawness & arse-kicking, that french-born front woman Lauren Guillery has been compared to a 'rock queen' and 'rock goddess' by gig promoters and punters alike.

The trio consisting of the Rev. Dante Black on bass, Paddy Claw on drums and Lauren Guillery on guitar/vocals play together since July 2007 and have so far survived crowd-surfings, stage invasions, an award ceremony (where Lauren received the 'Best International Act' at the inaugural Balcony TV Awards) and toured from Belfast to Cork and Dublin to Galway supporting acts such as Norwegian post-punks Ungdomskulen, ambient gods God Is An Astronaut and Choice Music Prize nominee Cathy Davey. They did their first TV appearance on RTE National Television filmed at the EuroCultured Festival.

LAUREN GUILLERY & THE CLAWS are currently in studio working on the follow-up to their first EP 'LISTEN!' which sold out in both Tower Records and Road Records.