Claps For Caroline has announced that they have signed with Japanese label Go With Me Records for the physical release of their 2012 full length Stories and their forthcoming Imminence Records debut EP Forbidden. The two releases will be combined into one under the title Stories (Forbidden Japan Edition) with the EP acting as the release’s bonus tracks. The release will be physically released in Japan October 9th. Before that, Imminence Records will release the Forbidden EP August 27th.
STORIES (FORBIDDEN JAPAN EDITION) [Go With Me Records; October 9th]
1. Edge of the Abyss
2. You Are the Poison I Am the Cure
3. So Be Careful What You Say and Do
4. Neverending Story
6. The Feeling Is Always Strangle
7. Party Nerve
9. Cruel Memories
10. Breaking the Dancefloor
13. Prince Without Crown
14. Nothing Lasts Forever
FORBIDDEN EP (Imminence Records; August 27th)
3. Prince Without Crown
4. Nothing Lasts Forever
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’s first show was a talent show that they won on July 10th, 2010. They then 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 2 weeks When the tour was over, Csaba left the band as he moved to Germany.
A new bassist arrived on March 15th, 2012 in the form of David Nemes. On May 20th their second music video for “Cruel Memories” was released. On June 4th, the guys signed to Hungarian record label Shortscore Media Hungary before releasing their first LP Stories on September 15th. Two months later, the departure of screamer Zoltan Olah turned Claps For Carolina into a five-piece. Ever since Zoltan Olah’s departure, Zsolt and David have been covering vocal duties.
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.