Imminence Records/Go With Me Records artist Claps For Caroline has released a tour vlog from their summer run on The Six Seas Tour. The tour was in support of their Imminence Records debut EP, entitled Forbidden. The EP was released on all digital providers worldwide last August before being included as bonus tracks on Go With Me Records’ Japanese physical re-release of the band’s 2012 full length Stories under the title Stories (Forbidden Japan Edition). The release received critical acclaim with New Noise Magazine calling the two lead songs, “down right memorable and explosive,” with Grizz Reviews being, “really impressed by the effort put forth.” The tour ran from June 20th all the way through July 26th and hit various parts of Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Ukraine.
Claps for Caroline are a Hungarian post-hardcore/electronica band that was founded in 2010 when Zoltan, Kristof, and Viktor’s former band The Boys Come To Kill broke up. The three established their new band Claps for Caroline by adding Viktor’s brother Csaba on Bass, Zsolt Gonda as singer, Zoltan Olah as screamer, and Patrik Roth on synth. The band played at a major Hungarian festival called Hegyalja Fesztivál before touring across Hungary and releasing their first album This Is The Breakdowns Now! by the end of the year.
In 2011, Patrik left the band with Kristof taking over for him with synths along with his duties as guitarist. On August 31st, the band released their first music video for the single “Party Nerve” on BlankTV. The song became the band’s most famous song and music video. 2011 was also the year Claps For Caroline had their first tour abroad in Ukraine that lasted for almost two weeks In 2012, the band saw their second music video, for the song “Cruel Memories,” released worldwide before signing to Hungarian record label Shortscore Media Hungary. The band released their first LP, entitled Stories, on September 15th.
At the beginning of 2013, the current lineup – Zsolt Gonda (vocals), Kristof Besenyei (lead guitar), Viktor Tar (rhythm guitar), David Nemes (bass guitar) and Zoltan R. Toth (drums) – moved to Hungary’s capital city Budapest. April 14th saw the band signing to American record label Imminence Records. They released the first single from the Forbidden EP entitled ‘Vixen’ shortly thereafter. This was the time when the band’s third music video was released for the new single “Prince Without Crown.” The band signed with Japanese record label Go With Me Records, who released a deluxe version of Stories.
2014 saw the band get sponsored by VGS Guitar Company and headline two tours. The first was a Hungarian tour called the “Club Tour 2014” before heading out on The Six Seas Tour that hit 36 stages across the countries of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia.
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