CLAVVS' music merges Graham's obsession with world music sounds and hip hop drums with Amber's imaginative lyrics & off-kilter pop melodies. The result is familiar and otherworldly, a distinctive sound that Earmilk & Ladygunn agree is “dark and hypnotic.”
And yet there is something hopeful and human in their music, which is evidenced in the genuine nature of their live show. <span style="letter-spacing: -0.16px;">It’s easy to see why they’ve shared a stage with fellow world music inspired acts like Ibeyi and Rhye. </span>Amber & Graham are energetic and emotive, unafraid to move and dance to their own rhythms.
Perhaps that would make sense, given that Amber grew up performing in musical theater and singing her original Americana songs at local venues. And Graham spent years on the major label side of the industry, earning 4 Grammys for his work with acts like Bruno Mars & Gnarls Barkley before walking away to pursue a career in music that felt a bit more human.
CLAVVS is just that— an alternative pop band that examines human experiences with candor & imagination. Based in Brooklyn, Amber & Graham craft songs that subtly challenge & subvert the pop genre, an element at the heart of everything they make.