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Without Pitchfork, bands like the Clientele would never have attracted any attention

27 January 2024

9:00 AM

27 January 2024

9:00 AM

The Clientele


Bring Me the Horizon

The O2

The whole world might have been different had Alasdair MacLean, singer and guitarist of the delicate, pastoral, slightly psychedelic band the Clientele, had his way. In 2006 he told music website Pitchfork about the time he was working for a publisher and strongly recommended they turn down a children’s fantasy novel that had been submitted.

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