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Clinical Trials / Press

“Edgy post-mod synthesis that will rock your headphones off.”

“With their new EP "Bleed Me" the guitar/vocalist and drummer grrrl tandem Clinical Trials steps up the noise-rock formula through the addition of orchestral and industrial elements, boosted by confident performances and songwriting. ...If only Frances Bean would make up with Courtney – they would probably enjoy checking out this band together.”

“Hanging out before the show, in all the nicest ways Somer seemed like a soft-spoken, very pretty indie-rocker of average height. On the small stage, banging on her guitar, wailing into the microphone and rocking fiercely along with the expertly mixed backing tracks, she seemed like a nine-foot tall mythological siren warrior woman. Her voice is neither too rough nor too fragile. It perfectly encompasses and runs the range of joy, pain, rage, frustration, doubt and confidence common in our mutual human experience. Clinical Trials is an exciting blend of vulnerable emotion and ass-kicking aggression. While projecting a unique style all her own, it’s not hard to imagine Somer as the sonic lovechild of Kurt Cobain and Joan Jett. Somer comes off as smarter, musically leaner and genuinely meaner than loopy Alt-Rock Queen Courtney Love ever has.”

"...like Elastica with extra vitriol and a dash of grandeur."

“[Clinical Trials'] new record, Bleed Me, is out this week and it’s a panther; it’s a little dark and dangerous, it stalks and menaces and makes my heart thump that tiny bit faster. This is not glossy music. Bleed Me serves up six tracks ranging from gritty grunge to seductive melodic rock, each radiating raw heat and energy that edges near NSFW.”

"Dark and mysterious songstress who performs flawlessly using every fiber of her being."

"In an endless wave of useless digital ephemera and poppy over produced cliché bands, Somer Bingham and her Clinical Trials stand out for what they are: Powerful, hungry, dangerous, and above all else, true."

“Antifolk's own Joan Jett, Somer rocks harder than pretty much anyone she shares a bill with.”

“Well the female duo of Clinical Trials make pretty badass rock music and make it look easy somehow, carrying a volume and depth in their music that earns respect and trumps expectations. Their sound ranges from soft to loud and urgent at any given moment, ringing true to who they are and not consumed with catering to catchiness. CT’s upbeat, electro-infused songs ask of desires to be granted while darker, intense tracks meets your mind in the place where those desires go astray, keeping a lifeboat in tow. Their music pays homage to their grunge and riot rock predecessors: from a fiery, young Joan Jett and the bravery to bare it in the vein of Nirvana and PJ Harvey — they thankfully take it a step further with confidence to show us the refreshing evolution of where those pioneers have brought us now.”