Clap your hands for indie troupe as they start latest tour

PUBLISHED: 13:37 30 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:37 30 August 2017

Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

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Indie troupe Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have just released their first album in four years, and will play in Bristol in September.

The group’s 2005 self-released album set a precedent for how bands could release their music independently.

It was met with widespread critical acclaim then, and its fanbase has only expanded since.

Their fifth, and most recent, record, The Tourist, nods to singer Alec Ounsworth’s musical heroes, including Nick Cave and John Cale.

Ounsworth said: “On this album, the lyrics and vocal melody effectively carry the songs, maybe more than anything else.

“I wanted not to overdo it lyrically, but do try to squeeze as much as I could out of certain phrases.”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will perform at the Thekla, in The Grove, on September 13 at 7pm.

Tickets, priced £19.60, are available from www.alttickets.com

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