ROCK OF ASIAN: Clara Belle

August 20th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

We’ll admit–we can’t help but be a little biased towards loving the London-based singer/songwriter Clara Belle. She’s so heavenly gorgeous we can barely take our eyes off of her.

Speaking of which, stop looking at her, dagnabbit! Read this! Eyes to the left! To the left!

Half-Scottish/half-Japanese, raised in Osaka and schooled in the UK, she’s a testament to why race/culture mashing is so freaking cool. Soft-stepped breezy melodies punctuated by bright, punchy vocals, and seminal rock tracks (like, oh, Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”) interpreted by a six-string ukelele (that’s right, a six-string ukelele), give the sense of a whole amalgam of influences. Are we at in island jam or a dirty pub crawl? Are we vibing Celtic or feeling super Zen? Quite frankly, we don’t care.

See what we mean:

And get more Clara Belle here.

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