CLAVVS is a duo from ATL comprised of Grammy award winning producer + multi-instrumentalist Graham Marsh and writer + lyricist Amber Renee. The pair met at a house party in late 2013 and soon started collaborating on the songs that would become their debut album halfblood, released in 2016.
Halfblood’s critical success garnered CLAVVS the attention of international publications and radio programmers, landing their music on college radio stations and in blogs like Northern Transmissions, YVYNYL, and Ultimate Music. The duo was featured alongside Janelle Monae in the Atlanta episode of PBS’ international series, the Music Voyager. CLAVVS was also the featured artist on MTV’s Teen Wolf this season.
Creative Loafing named CLAVVS Best Progressive Pop Act in 2016, calling halfblood the #17 Atlanta album of the year. Their music is included in the in-store playlists for American Apparel, Forever 21 and Old Navy, and their songs frequently appear in official Spotify playlists.
World Underwater is CLAVVS’ sophomore album. With singles like “Glass Skin” and “Bloom,” it is clear that the duo is navigating further into their signature territory of hypnotic melodies and hard-edged production.
This year, the duo amped up crowds for Ibeyi (XL), Baio (Glassnote), Ages and Ages (Partisan) and Rhye (Polydor). CLAVVS will tour select cities on the East Coast following the release of their second album World Underwater on March 24. They’ll end the run at Sweetwater 420 Fest on April 23rd.