"Follow up single to San Francisco-based singer/guitarist Nick Waterhouse's self released PRES 7" single "Some Place." "Is That Clear" features Waterhouse joining the ranks of a growing cable of similar acts - Mark Ronson, the Daptone Crew, et al - mixing vintage R&B swagger with contemporary musical output. B-side is a cover of Them's "I Can Only Give You Everything.""
"Nick Waterhouse's vintage fashion sense is impeccable, as is his ear for authentic `60's R&B, his chosen musical idiom which seems to flow effortlessly from his bluesy bark and twangy, fuzz-drenched guitar. The music is muscular and sexy, likely nurtured by several years spent in a San Francisco record store specializing in 45rpm vinyl. While a bevy of current artists are evoking classic-soul icons from James Brown to Al Green and Smokey Robinson (Sharon Jones, Aloe Blacc, Raphael Saadiq), Nick Waterhouse's stealthy sound bombs explode with underground cool and the fevered danceability of the revered Stax-Volt label, their fuses lit with the exuberant grit of `60s garage rock.