Melbourne, Australia’s Cloves has toured the US with James Bay and is now out on a stretch of sold out US shows with Michael Kiwanuka, as well as having played at festivals like Coachella and BST Hyde Park. Named as one of Annie Mac’s “Ones To Watch” in 2016, she’s now looking forward to the release of her album with brand new single, California Numb.
Cloves’ mature yet refreshing voice is spine-tingling from the offset. Every word draws you in further and further, there’s a genuine emotion throughout which truly makes you realise just how special this girl’s voice is. I’d imagine if you crossed Lana Del Rey with Amy Winehouse the result would be something very similar to what Cloves has provided in California Numb. Despite this being my first encounter of her music, I’m already drawn in and want to hear more of what she can do.