Full of grit, spit and aggression, The Cooper Temple Clause left an indelible mark on the music scene between the late 90s and early Noughties. Named after a legal act of 1870, the band was founded in 1998.
Their first album, See This Through and Leave, fused industrial-strength guitars and electronica, drawing comparisons with Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and XTRMNTR-era Primal Scream.
While it drew a small army of admirers, their second album is considered to be their breakthrough. Kick Up the Fire, and Let the Flames Break Loose saw the band unleash their prog-rock sensibilities, with songs such as Music Box and The Same Mistakes blending blistering guitar work with melancholy electronica.
After bassist, Diz Hammond, left in 2005, the Clause released their third and final album. Make This Your Own goes back to their rock roots and is a fitting swansong for the band.