City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Genre: Pop
Styles: Indie Pop, Alternative, Electronic-Pop


Varley are the Berlin-based alt pop trio centred around the mesmerising vocals of Dublin-native Claire-Ann Varley. Weaving fragile yet poised melodies and melancholic lyrics within a dense soundscape, Varley create captivating moments to get lost in. Lyrically putting herself in the shoes of others, Claire-Ann finds herself sympathising with the underdogs and trying to fathom the inner workings of society. Her fragile vocals are embedded in warm acoustic guitars, mellow synths, earthy drums and ethereal pedal steel guitar sounds, provided by multi-instrumentalists and producers Joschka Bender and Matthias Heising. In February 2018 Varley released their self-produced debut-single ‘Roamer’ which peaked at #23 in the Spotify Viral Charts, has amassed more than 1 million plays on Spotify and received airplay support from German indie-radio stations such as Fritz, Flux-FM and Deutschlandfunk Nova. Their latest EP “Phantom Studies” was released in early 2019 to a host of rave reviews and airplay support from radio stations such as BBC Radio, RTÉ 2FM, Flux-FM and Fritz. Many citing comparisons to Bon Iver, London Grammar, Angus & Julia Stone and Phoenix. Put into words it sounds like this: "So stark it’s almost sneaking through a forest floor, with such lush effects it pulsates, Phantom Studies answers the question of what the lovechild of Bon Iver and London Grammar might sound like. Chilling, in a good way." - Trash Magazine UK

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