It's a cold Tuesday night and I find myself downstairs at
The Notting Hill Arts Club, waiting for one half of the band
Client. They are the first signings to a new label,
Toast Hawaii, owned by a one Andrew Fletcher, an original
of Depeche Mode since well, a long time ago. The band formed
in 2002 and have been sectioned under the Electroclash act
by the music press. While some of their tunes are poppy enough
to sit comfortably on a Saturday morning TV chart show, other
more darker ones are suited to the club scene with their pulsating
synth beats and occasional sleazy lyric. You see their appeal.
So I'm downstairs waiting for Client A or Kate Holmes, as
she's better known. After hanging around for a while in the
club, I find her. After admitting she has a bad throat I get
lead up to the very glamorous depths between the top entrance
of the club and the bottom stairs. With the music in full
effect downstairs and the traffic outside letting itself be
heard I began my interview
in the hope that I would every word be recorded on my trusted
tape machine and less of the late evening traffic passing
Musically, tonight's club listings described 'a night of Electroclash'
to come. Various guests DJ's were to play every month, amongst
them guests from
Mute Records, who license the band's label. This was a packed
lineup for the 'Being Boiled' night and Client were playing
live tonite. So Kate, what was the purpose of tonight?
"It's just to have our own electro club and to play live
and get a bit of a following" admits Kate. "We had
the club going before. We wanted to do something in West and
not East London and were collaborating with Mute. It's
not about making money, if we lose money we don't really care.
Its a chance for the fans to come out and hear us."
The band may only have formed last year but there's a history
behind Client already, So how exactly did the girls together
in the first place? >>