We are now back on Bandcamp! On the 24th July 2022, we deleted our Bandcamp profile so we could concentrate more on other profiles and our official website.
This month, we've decided to open a brand new profile which will feature exclusive demos, unheard songs and instrumentals: Bandcamp is now a very special place for She's Got Claws and its followers.
To open the new profile we decided to release a brand new album on the 5th November 2023 called Retrospection, with unheard demos, some with ghost vocals and instrumental demos of songs which are different versions of songs and you may know from previous albums, such as Doppelgänger and War Torn.
When an album is officially released, through the process of putting together an album there will be different versions and demos of each song, so Bandcamp is the place to find these little treasures.
Below are the first albums to make it to our Bandcamp profile...
Please check out these albums on Bandcamp, you can download and stream when you have a Bandcamp account. Also hit the follow button (above) and say hi to us, thank you xxx
See you on Bandcamp!
Hey there, just wanted to share a few photos taken from the latest music video shoot, courtesy of Cine North Studios, who are based in Wales.
We shot this video at O'Rileys Club in Hull, UK, this venue has an awesome stage for original and tribute bands who come from afar to play there.
Throughout 2023 we have been writing a new album called Everything Ends To Begin. Initially it was going to be an EP of 4 songs, then a mini album of 6 and now we are aiming to have 9 songs to make it a full album. We have lots of inspirational experiences to write about and this has helped our creative process of writing many songs to choose from for this new album.
We are so pleased to have pushed ourselves to create this album because if we had stopped at a mini album then the song we chose for this music video wouldn't have happened.
This video won't be seen or the song heard, until we have shopped around for a label for this album. So, as a teaser, below you can have a look at a few images taken from the video shoot.
We'd like to thank Cine North Studios (Maria & Jay), Adrian Treacher (Drums), Darren Bunting (O'Rileys Club) and Maria Lee (Keys) ... for making this music video possible.
Micci & Chris
She's Got Claws
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Photos taken by Maria Lee, Cine North Studios.
I hope this blog finds you in good health and happy spirits.
Well it's nearly the end of 2022 (dare I say that? .. I just did lol) and i've been looking through the progress of she's got claws and what's been achieved (so far)
Please find a few images from 2022 below...
I'd like to say that this year has had its high points, however there were a few bumps in the road (a few i'm not going to mention) which have given us all a huge leap in the air and there aren't many who aren't still seeing the bruises.
I've tried to keep busy throughout this year; releasing Circuit board love album and now writing the remix album, 9 lives. In between this, there's been a lot of activity on patreon and many other social media sites.
Highlights ... Firstly, having a three page spread in the hard copy of Blitzed Magazine. Mik Scarlett did this interview and I'm so thankful that he contacted me.
Releasing Circuit Board Love album. To date, this has the most CD sales of all my releases, Doppelganger coming a close second. CBL is now out of stock.
BBC radio play on BBC Music introducing, the DJ, Alan Raw, has supported SGC for many years, and this year he's literally played most of the SGC songs. I'm so thankful and appreciate all the live interviews and playing SGC songs on his awesome show.
I would also like to thank Big Satsuma Radio and Artefaktor Radio and all of the independent radio stations who are playing She's Got Claws on their many shows, it is truly appreciated.
Film Soundtrack ... with thanks to welsh based film company, Cine North Studios. an independent film company based in Cardiff, for including 2 SGC songs in their short film called Lena. The trailer is now doing the rounds online. The two songs are Louder than Bombs (instrumental) and a sleazy one called 'I Dare You'. The film is about a femme fatale and one man who is drawn into the clutches of this temptress.
Love Lies Bleeding ... This song, taken from the doppelganger album (2020), had a make over, courtesy of Timo (Montage Collective) who's based in Australia. He used to be in a band called Static Icon in the 1990s. He created a fabulous remix and I then asked if he would send over the stems (audio files) of his synth work so i could add them to the original version.
Love Lies Bleeding 2022 is now on soundcloud for you to enjoy. Timo's synths have given the chorus and the ending a new perspective. with thanks also to Andy McCluskey (OMD) for the production on the original version too.
Entering the world of tiktok... Yes there is a SGC TikTok page with videos of my cats and short promo videos of She's Got Claws. Please pop over to have a look and follow.
Patreon... last but certainly not least, She's Got Claws patreon page. I'm so thrilled to have such wonderful support on this profile. We chat and I give away downloads of unreleased songs, bonus tracks, invites to listening parties, free gifts, discounts on releases as a thank you and exclusive news before anyone else knows. Lots of Tiers to choose from too. Please pop over to have a look. Tiers begin from £3 per month, with an option of a free trial on 2 Tiers.
Pop Art Ave Magazine (New York) ... Michael Anthony, who owns this awesome online magazine, has always supported SGC and has created some very cool videos with image and audio clips of SGC songs. Also, he's reviewed the Debut Album and is about to announce 9 Lives on his live you tube feed.
Lowlights ... losing my beautiful cat, Tilly in january, she was just shy of her 22nd birthday in february, where i lit a candle in her memory. they come into your lives and light up your world and then leave a wound which will never truly heal. she will always live in my heart.
Having covid (who hasn't?) at the end/beginning of this year. it wasn't the best welcome into 2022, it took a few months to get my energy back, but slowly i began to focus on releasing Circuit Board Love and making plans for the rest of the year.
War Torn Listening Party... was cancelled, due to the horrifying war in Ukraine. I will be announcing a listening party for this November, just before the release of 9 Lives Album. Patrons are automatically invited.
Has there really been 9 months to this year already? It feels like four or five. Don't you think it has flown by?
This year hasn't finished with any of us yet, we have a few months left, and I need to get everything ready for the release of 9 Lives album on 28 November.
I thought I would blog and add a few photos in the gallery too.
Huge thanks to everyone who supports She's Got Claws.
With much love and best wishes,
Micci (mickey) xxx
It's been a very long January for many of us, so I wanted to bring something new and positive into everyone's lives, and what better way than releasing new music. I have often found that music helps you get through trying situations and helps you to remember the good times too.
This is an album which has been sitting on my shelf since it was released from its contract in 2017. Euro Electronica 1 was its name back then when this 16 track album was given to Chris Payne's Electronic Music Library. Chris named the album and created the original artwork.
When I was asked to write an album for EML I felt like I meant something. It can be hard when you've dedicated your entire life to have the confidence in yourself, especially when the music industry is so brutal.
I remember sitting on my bed smiling, just smiling and singing along to 'Lovely Day' as I felt I could breathe some positive air into my lungs. It felt like I was turning a corner because there was someone in the world who'd noticed me and believed that I could write this album.
I'd previously written my debut album and an EP, both were nicely received as an acknowledgment that I was here, but it wasn't life changing. However, it was the first outing of my EP in 2015, Synthetic Emotion, which caught the ear of Chris Payne. You never know who is actually listening to you. To this I am so grateful. I could have given up after my debut, but I carried on and now I have 4 albums, 3 of which were CD pressed and are now out of stock.
The reason why I'm telling you this is because I know there are many musicians who may read this and feel like giving up. I'm asking you to not give up. Never give up on what you are passionate about. You've got this and someone out there will hear you. I think that I need to read this paragraph a few times per week, because self doubt is all part of being creative, it is part of our normal.
Circuit Board Love is my 4th She's Got Claws album and is released this Friday, 4th February 2022 on Bandcamp as a download/stream. These are the 16 instrumental tracks I gave to Chris Payne, and listening back to these I still feel very proud of them.
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I haven't been blogging on a regular basis due to having a diary full of things to do for She's Got Claws. One of the main things I've been working on is remastering the Debut album for its re-release on 25 June 2021.
This week I announced this date with a new banner on social media sites and if you are one of my lovely Patrons, you will have known this date from early May. I do love to keep my Patrons in the loop with lots of updates and announcements before making this known to the public.
Since my last blog, there is now a Patreon page for SGC! You can join from as little as £3 per month to receive lots of updates, music, studio fun, live streaming and thank you gifts for your awesome support.
Early this year I opened a GoFundMe page to raise funds to help make the Debut album happen. I achieved the target due to awesome support from fans and the money is being used for printing, pressing and posting out to everyone who's donated over £10, which is literally everyone.
My Patrons and GoFundMe sponsors will receive this Debut album as soon as I have the physical albums in my hands in a few weeks. I shall post up a photo to tease everyone on Patreon when they arrive back from being duplicated and printed.
Patreon page - www.patreon.com/shesgotclaws
From this evening, Friday 4 June, The booklet is now complete! This is an extra addition to mark the 10th Anniversary of the making of this Debut, plus another surprise which I'm keeping a secret. Also the physical album has 2 Bonus tracks, which won't be available to download online.
Bandcamp will have a mini album version of this release, I will be uploading 1 song every Monday, commencing the 28 June, until there are the first 5 songs. And don't forget there is still Bandcamp Friday, where all the money you give will go directly to the artist with no fees! The first Friday of every month until the end of 2021.
Right I shall carry on with my list of things to do and blog again very soon.
Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend and enjoying the sunshine.
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Hey, how are things? It's something we say, even when we may know the answer already. I believe that I can speak for many when saying this.
My last blog revealed a list of "things in the pipeline for She's Got Claws" so to speak. I feel I need to write a blog just so you know that I'm not reneging on my pledges and promises for 2021.
Firstly the promised video for Lithium. This has been postponed. I have two dilemmas with creating a new video, with the most obvious being that we are unable to shoot on location, especially where we would like to create this particular video, due to the present lockdown rules.
Secondly, when the video is finally completed after spending many weeks of rehearsal, shooting and then weeks of editing, will this video receive enough plays online to warrant all this hard work?
Maybe my energy needs to be put to better use? She's Got Claws has an amazing fanbase, however when it comes to sharing and inviting friends it is a little lacklustre. We do however have amazing people who do share and we truly appreciate all their support, but unfortunately I wish this was enough.
I'm not the kind of person who will force people's arms up their backs to help by sharing on social media, so I guess I am partly to blame for not being pushy, I was brought up to be polite so maybe this is my downfall.
Of all the album releases, we have had the most response with Doppelgänger, with many amazing comments, emails and messages saying "I'm not sure if you know how good this album actually is!" Many DJs have said this too, it's a pity that the clubs aren't open to give this album the chance it truly deserves and needs. It is receiving a lot of attention on BBC Introducing, so at least this is something very positive.
Anyway, onto one of the other promises for 2021. My Debut album has been requested on numerous occasions by many lovely people. Being my first outing as She's Got Claws it is an album which gives you a glimpse into the core sound of SGC and yet hasn't come into fruition, it's what you call 'feeling around to discover your sound and identity'. I know that this is hugely appealing when you are a fan of SGC, so I can proudly announce that this album will be available later on in the year, possibly looking at the summertime.
We asked for a promise from you by adding your name to a list of support for this album to be re-released, so we can assess if we could cover the costs of the artwork printing and duplication, plus my time of creating the artwork and re-mastering the songs, this promise has been fulfilled, thank you to everyone who's sent a message asking to be added to this list.
My second album 'War Torn' was purchased through pledging your support through Pledge Music. Since they are no longer in business, I'm going to look at other possibilities with the Debut album to be financed. Go Fund Me seems a good place to start.
My third promise is a remix album. There is a name and a photo shoot will be arranged with Chris (www.otenphotography.co.uk) as he is part of my lockdown bubble, which will make this remix album a strong contender to be released before any of the above mentioned.
I have begun remixing the first song, I Die For You, which is taken from the EP, Synthetic Emotion (Rewired). I created a poll on the private SGC group on Facebook asking which song you love the most from this EP and this was undoubtedly the winner.
The name of this album will be announced when the artwork is completed, with a thank you to James Gentry for his fabulous suggestion for the title. The name we feel is highly appropriate and has inspired the vision for the artwork.
My aim for this remix album to be completed is just after Easter with the completed artwork too. I'm sure Clive, admin of SGC Group, will have a giggle at this announcement lol, because I mentioned a release before Easter. The Doppelgänger album's release date was pushed back quite a few times, it took literally one year for it to be finally announced with an official release date. I would like to think that the lateness of this release was all worth it for the listener. Sometimes songs just need an extra tweak or needs to be remastered. It's very common for this to happen to many artists. I'm sure Clive understands this, he just likes to wind me up sometimes lol!
I need to have a clear head to be able to focus on writing or remixing, this year has thrown up many highly emotional challenges, but I shall endeavour to fulfil my promises to Clive and to everyone who's chomping at the bit to get their mitts on more of SGC's music.
If I have missed anything, which was promised, please let me know.
Thank you for reading this blog. If you would like to get in touch, questions and/or interested in purchasing hard copies of any of the available releases, please inbox/dm me on Twitter, Facebook or direct from the official SGC website - www.shesgotclaws.co.uk
Stay safe and healthy,
She's Got Claws.
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Happy Christmas to everyone who's reading this blog. Thank you for taking the time to head over here to read about all the exciting new things which are to happen for She's Got Claws in 2021.
Firstly, please find below the Christmas newsletter, which, if you have joined the She's Got Claws mailing list, you will have waiting for you in your inbox (or check your Junk box, if you haven't added SGC as a contact). If you would like to be added to the mailing list, to receive all the latest news and special offers (there will be quite a few in 2021) then please send your email address over to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the mailing list box on our Home page...
If you would like to unsubscribe to the mailing list, please send us a quick message using the email address above and we will take you off the list. We are so sorry to see you leave.
Onto the plans for 2021...
1. A new video in the making. We will be collaborating with a fabulous friend, Maria Metheringham, who is coming on board to help choreograph the new video for Lithium. I have been deeply inspired by a live performance by Kate Bush in the 1980s and feel that this performance will help create the visuals for our song Lithium. Maria is experienced in choreography and is also an actress and film maker who's featured in many horror movies, a few of which are now on the Horror Channel. So we believe that the visuals are in safe hands, note that there won't be any horror movie influences. Plans for this video will begin in January.
2. Go fund me. Because of the uncertainty around the creative industry, She's Got Claws is also feeling the pinch. To make the future a little brighter, we will be opening a Go Fund Me page to help fund 2021, so we can carry on and give you new music, physical CDs and potential performances. We've thought about this for a while, it's a case of swallowing our pride or we won't be able to carry on and we believe that we have a lot more to offer you. We truly hope we can count on your support, as this is a tough decision to make.
3. Remix album... We have made a list of songs, taken from every release (War Torn, Debut, Synthetic Emotion, Doppelganger) which we feel would make fabulous and exciting remixes. This will result in a brand new album! We haven't made a remix album before, so this is a very exciting venture which will dust off the cobwebs in the studio since the release of Doppelganger in September 2020.
4. Debut album... With lots of interest in this first outing of She's Got Claws and the fact that this album is no longer available anywhere online, we would like to be able to give you a physical album with full artwork. This is something which this album has never had, as it was only available as a promo copy (no artwork) and as a download/stream in 2012.
For this to happen, we need to have a list of wonderful supportive people who will pledge that they are interested in owning this physical album. When we have received enough people on this list, then we will announce a release date. All costs will need to be covered, including CD duplication and printing.
Please add your name by sending us a quick message to: email@example.com
5. Online performances... We have been asked by many to perform live online. This is definitely possible, so we are seriously considering this for 2021. It will be myself and Chris on bass with a little help from my trusty workhorse laptop, as I would need to grow many extra arms for it all to be live.
The only way to make our music completely live would be to form a band, we've been there before with our previous band. We would need trustworthy people to join who purely want to perform our songs with us. That is all we would ask from potential band members. It's a thought to put into a melting pot of ideas for performing in the very near future.
What has happened in December...
I put together a video for the radio edit version of Lying in the Dust with lyrics and uploaded the full version to You Tube, Facebook Page and the SGC website. This song was exclusively edited so it would be a lot snappier for radio play. It is now exclusively on the playlist of BBC Introducing. They broadcasted this song for the first time on Saturday 12 December.
The last day was announced on Facebook and SGC website for sending out albums and EPs on 15 December. This includes within the UK, the post is unbelievably slow, slower than it has ever been in the festive month. I hope everyone has received their items safely. If you haven't, please contact us. Please rest assure that we have sent all packages out in the UK, Europe and the US.
We have, during 2020, been more active on Bandcamp. Most of our releases are on Bandcamp for you to download. Don't forget that the first Friday of every month, Bandcamp waver their fees, so the artist receives all the money you give! In December I have received an email saying that Bandcamp will carry this on into 2021 as it has been a massive success. Thank you to everyone who's bought our songs and albums from Bandcamp, your support is hugely appreciated.
Red Bubble... there is now the opportunity to get your mitts on She's Got Claws merchandise, courtesy of Red Bubble, who take our artwork and photos and individually print them onto many items at your request, including t-shirts, mugs, dresses, phone covers, framed prints... you name it they will print onto almost any item!
We are receiving sales in December, we would love to see your photos of you wearing your t-shirts/dresses or posing with your items!
If we receive enough photos, we shall create a new Blog and also add your photo to our Merchandise page on our website, with a personal thank you.
The prices for all of our albums will be assessed in January 2021. Special offers and bundles will be added too. Please check out our Music page in January for more details.
A surprise... On 23 December we will be uploading a special Christmas message to you onto Facebook and other social media sites. Please keep checking on this day.
All that's left to say now is thank you. Thank you so very much for all of your valuable support throughout 2020, and we hope we can count on your support in 2021 too.
Have a very merry Christmas, please stay healthy and safe and have a very prosperous New Year!
She's Got Claws
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Hope you're having a good start to the new week.
Not often do I blog the latest newsletter, as these are sent just to the lovely people whom have joined the SGC mailing list. I'm blogging this as an example of what you will receive every month, which will sometimes include special offers on items available to buy from SGC and many other offers, which we are in the process of organising as a thank you for joining the mailing list.
So here it is... this newsletter is informing the mailing list that the new music video for the song Adulation is now online to watch at your leisure, either from our You Tube channel (shesgotclaws1) or via our SGC website on the Video page, where you can also see other videos...
The links on the newsletter are only live when you are sent this as a pdf. This is a Jpeg image. Please feel free to save this newsletter if you wish.
If you would like to join the mailing list, then please add your email address below...
If you have already joined but you haven't received the latest newsletter, please send me a quick message and I shall remedy this.
Much love to you all,
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Hey there! How are you? Hope you're good xxx
We are receiving lots of fabulous feedback from features in magazines, radio stations and we are now receiving fabulous feedback from lovely people who've bought the CD hard copy of Doppelgänger too.
So I thought it would be a nice gesture to blog a few of these quotes from lovely people who are showing so much wonderful support for our music, also picking out their favourite songs too...
"Classy, sassy and a little bit bad ass! She's Got Claws' new album Doppelgänger is definitely an album not to mess with, a sound which took me back to the 80s and then thrusted me with great pleasure to 2020.
Just love the sound of SGC and with Andy McCluskey producing Adulation and Love Lies Bleeding, it all adds up to an incredible album!"
- Susie Hemmings (Dancer for OMD in the Telegraph video)
"Punchy and passionate, true synth-pop with attitude in velvet gloves" -
Julia Kneale (Lyricist to 'Julia's Song' OMD)
"What a great piece of edgy, crunchy, yet crafty synth-pop! SGC's new album Doppelgänger brings you 10 brand new tracks, plus some extra treats; not only have tracks 1&3 been produced by Andy McCluskey, the family relations go even further - as the song Musik has been remixed by Taka, none other than Andy's nephew! I'm sure you will enjoy this album as much as I do!"
Bina Con (Berlin, Germany)
"Great album! Very 80s, personal favourite tracks 10, 7, 2 & 4, but it's very tight!"
- Chi Choi (Wistaston, UK)
"I am absolutely blown away by all the songs. With listening to the 60 seconds samples of 'Adulation' and 'Love Lies Bleeding' on your website, I was really looking forward to the full versions and they are just brilliant!
Every track is just so well written, performed and produced, the beginning of every song draws you in. They are new but familiar. A fresh take on synth-pop, such a dynamic sound.
Every track I listen to it is my favourite, choosing a few faves is difficult, top 4 would be 'Adulation', 'Love lies bleeding', 'Lying in the dust' & 'Lithium'.
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!"
- Phil Dobbing (Wirral, UK)
"I love it. My favourite songs are Love Lies Bleeding and Lithium, but the whole album is great! Wish you a lot of success!"
- Anne Tavolieri (Belgium)
"I particularly love Lying in the dust, Love Lies Bleeding (this gives me goosebumps) Musik, Adulation & Doppelgänger.
I hope everyone will listening to it will love it as much as I do"
- Marie-Eve Potvin Veber (France)
"If you like the more recent work of Gary Numan you are going to enjoy this! If you like female vocals you will like this, if you are into synth pop and EBM you are going to enjoy this! Also reminds me of Ladytron, Prodigy, Chemical Brothers. Lying in the dust is a tribute to Keith Flint. This is synth-pop with a bit of a bite and seductive vocals. Adulation, Musik & Numbers Station are my favourite tracks. I think you should give it a spin!"
- Marilyn Wilson (Netherlands)
"It’s definitely my favourite album of the year I can’t stop listening to it"
- Liv Janiee (Blogger)
If I have missed your feedback out, it isn't intentional. This is just a brief example of the feedback we are receiving from the CD hard copies, which are available direct from our home page and our music page, where you can also buy our back catalogue, including War Torn and Synthetic Emotion EP. Also money saving Bundles available too.
If you would like us to include you in the quotes above, then we will happily add your feedback too. Just message us.
Huge thanks to everyone, your support is truly appreciated and makes all the hard work of creating our music so worth it!
Much love to you all..
Just to let you know that there is a competition to win a signed copy of Doppelgänger by Andy McCluskey (OMD), who's produced two songs on this album! This will be the only CD hard copy which will be signed by Andy, so this is an absolute exclusive!
Andy will be judging the best video he feels is in keeping with the song, Adulation, and which represents the production of the song.
So if you are a budding film maker or videographer, all you need to do is create a brief video for the one-minute clip of Adulation (which you can find on the Home Page of SGC website) and send it over to us.
You don't have to be a professional to enter, just a keen enthusiast for video making is all you need.
We will choose the three videos which represent She's Got Claws the best and then send them over to Andy, then it will be up to the synth icon to choose the best one in his opinion.
Good luck! We hope to hear from you very soon!
Below are the instructions to how you can enter.
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Hi and welcome to the She's Got Claws' Blog.
Micci - Songwriter & Producer for She's Got Claws
"Gritty and engaging synth pop" -The Electricity Club
"A one woman electronic powerhouse" -Electronic Sound Magazine