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Noise Pollution is Good for You
2005, Clor, Electronic, Garage Rock, Indie, Lo-Fi, Rock

13. Something for the Weekend: Clor “Outlines”

Clor "Outlines" (2005)

When the south London electro-pop band, Clor split-up in May 2006, the five-piece left behind a painfully small body of work – one album and four singles to be precise.

Their self-titled album is one of my favourite albums of the last decade, but it is quite telling that rather than a horse through a further few years of pointless and less and less relevant releases (Kaiser Chiefs), they decided to call it a day less than a year after its release.

Although the band as a whole split, there could be no denying that the main focus of the group were singer / guitarist Barry Dobbin and guitarist Luke Smith.
In the time since, Smith has garnered a number of producer / remix credits (Depeche Mode, Shitdisco amongst others), while Dobbins has started a solo project called Barrington, although it appears to currently be inactive.

Clor picked up some glowing reviews from the media for being a good electro-pop album that wasn’t afraid to throw-in an occasional curve-ball, but while “Love and Pain” was the first single from the album, it was the follow-up “Outlines” that truly garnered public attention and was eventually picked up for rotation on MTV and its various music television clones.

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