The Claim hailed from Cliffe in Kent and were one of the major players in the thriving "Medway Scene" which came out of the Medway Towns in the 1980's alongside The Prisoners, Thee Milkshakes, The Dentists, Wipe Out and more. Their debut album "Armstrong's Revenge and eleven other short stories" was released in 1985 closely followed by "This pencil was obviously sharpened by a Left-handed Indian Knife Thrower" the following year.
Signing to Kevin Pearce's Esurient Communications in 1988 they released the fantastic "Boomy Tella" LP followed by singles "Wait and See", "Sunday" and arguably their finest moment "Picking up the bitter little pieces". A one off single on Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley Caff label followed but by 1993 the band had split.
In 2009 Cherry Red Records re-introduced the world to The Claim with their "Black Path" retrospective CD which gained the band new fans.
The Claim tour dates listed on Ents24.com since Nov 2014.
Official website facebook.com/theclaimpopgroup