UNXIGNED is independently run by a team of freelance writers and music curators helping underrated artists get the attention they deserve and guilt-tripping fans into checking out the irresistible. Help us keep the lights on with your riches, you lucky mortals or, better yet, give it to the most needy.

Three music gurus who go by the name Club Panther Claw are without doubt about to dominate the ever-growing New Zealand indie music scene. Led by singer-songwriter Luke Leaf, the act enlists instrumentalists Reuben Pearce and Tom Maxwell when playing live, resulting in uniquely vivacious performances.

Driving basslines and electronica-tinged drumbeats define Club Panther Claw’s highly eclectic jams, where the outfit’s purely energetic synth fetish always leaves fans with the question: “What’s going to happen next?”

Starting out in 2019 with the song “Everyone“, the three-piece are best known for their post-punk revival-inspired sound—like LCD Soundsystem meets Phoenix. Light psychedelic elements painted with grungy bites waft across their sonic ether, and the lads want exactly just that.

“Here Comes the Rain”, the band’s latest single released a month ago, features an impressively technical electro-pop sketch. An inrush of calculated breaks creates a vibe that’s nothing short of posh, letting the raw, grainy vocal punches to sneak out at leisure.

All instruments on the track were played and recorded by Leaf alone, claiming he came up with the piece while trying to “imagine what it would be like living through ancient times as described by geophysicists Dr. Robert Schoch, and his theory of the Sphinx and an earlier cycle of civilization that was decimated by mass ejections from the sun.”

See also  Naked Animals weave a tale of heartbreak in "One More Time"

You know you dig that.

Stream “Here Comes the Rain” below.


Support independent music journalism. Support UNXIGNED.

UNXIGNED is all about the indie. As an independently run music and artist discovery blog, UNXIGNED's core values are founded on the belief that music, being a universal language and an essential part of culture, must be celebrated no matter the scene an artist represents. It is our mission at UNXIGNED to help deserving indie artists—seasoned and new—be heard globally and to produce quality content for readers and listeners to enjoy.

If you approve of this cause and wish to show your support for its upkeep and furtherance, you may do so by making a donation in any amount through these channels:


Buy Me a Coffee


If you're in the Philippines and have GCash, you may send your donation by scanning our QR Code through your GCash app.

We understand that not everyone is in the position to donate, given the most pressing problem we all face these days. Alternatively, you can show some love by simply spreading the word about UNXIGNED and the music you care about.

Leave a Reply


Highlighting the finest of underrated music.

Grow with us!