The Clydes

The Clydes are an alt-pop-rock band based in New Brunswick, N.J., the college town that’s home to Rutgers University. Their lineup includes a pair of brothers, singer Brent Johnson and guitarist Brian Johnson, flanked by close friends Andrew Lord Chandler on bass and MadMardigan on drums.

The Clydes are signed with Mint 400 Records,

"Comeback Charlie," their first EP from the label, is out now. 

The Clydes released their first LP, "Hiding From the Summer," in May 2015.
In December 2015, The Clydes released "Generator," a six-song EP. Songs from it have been played on college radio stations across the region, including 90.5 The Night outside of Asbury Park and 90.3 The Core at Rutgers. The lead single 'Marigold' was also featured on the first episode of ‘The Arts Project’ on NJN.


The Clydes on the web: 
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Nominated for Top Pop-Rock Band

Nominated for Top Pop-Rock Band

Nominated for Top Pop-Rock Band

Nominated for Top Pop Band


Jan. 22, 2014
Review: Generator

“A strong vocalist with emotive vocals, dramatic melodies that incorporate familiar pop tropes, solid musicianship up and down the lineup, and engaging, enigmatic lyrics.”


Dec. 26, 2013
Brothers persist in pursuing dreams of rock band glory

A profile on the band at the time their second EP, Generator, was released.


Dec. 20, 2013
Review: Generator

“The warmth in tone, often drifting into the psychedelic, strikes from the outset even alongside The Clydes’ predilection for more hard-charged, arena-rock riffing.”

Dec. 4, 2013
Single Premiere: “Shaken Down”

“The Clydes’ latest offering showcases Brent’s dynamic vocal paired with perfect pop-rock harmonies and a weaving lead guitar.”

May 17, 2013
 Live Review: Yellow Red Sparks, The Clydes, Canvas Radio, and The Dundee at The Saint

“Rounding out the full night of music were local talents such as the genre-hopping The Clydes.”


July 9, 2013
What Jersey sounds like: The N.J. playlist you’ve never heard

Included on a list about Garden State artists to watch.


Aug. 15, 2012
Live Review: Shipwrecked At The Shore Showcase at Wonder Bar

“The alt-rockers from New Brunswick, who have quickly made a name for themselves across the Garden State over the last year, added a number of new songs to their set, all performed with their usual fiery and fun approach. If you get a chance to catch these guys live, I recommend you do.”

March 22, 2012
Live Journal: The Clydes and The Dunwells at The Saint

Brent writes about the experience of opening for buzz-worthy U.K. band The Dunwells.

Feb. 20, 2012
Live Review: Shipwrecked At The Shore Showcase at Wonder Bar

“They were super-tight all night long and really impressed the crowd with one of their newer tracks, the funky, Smiths-like ‘Nerve Damage.’ The Clydes converted a lot of fans down the Shore this night.”

Feb. 16, 2012
Shipwrecked At The Shore Interview

“For a group that this time last year didn’t even exist to become what they’ve become, a tireless and exciting live band that packs every house they play, is saying something.”

April 26, 2011

“[The Clydes delve] into ’80s-styled post-punk and crunchy glam on their debut EP, The Cindy Bannon Sessions, delivering a sound that eschews the mainstream but has a pop sensibility that’s completely undeniable.”