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There’s soft rock, and then there’s the Clientele, the English indie rockers who make Belle and Sebastian sound like G-Unit. The Violet Hour, the London trio’s first full-length, follows six years’ worth of EPs and singles—music that finds it necessary to avoid stiff breezes and direct sunlight. Alasdair MacLean sings in a sweet, heavily reverbed whisper and sketches tremulous melodies on his guitar, while drummer and pianist Mark Keen and bassist Jim Hornsey propel him almost imperceptibly. There are echoes of Galaxie 500, Felt, and Nick Drake here, and lyrics such as “I’ve got so much longing in my heart/I can’t even sleep” could prove fatally sensitive to anyone who didn’t grow up blowing his or her allowance on Sarah singles at Vinyl Ink. For those who did, this show is mandatory. The band performs with Last Wave at 9:30 p.m. at Iota Club & Cafe, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. $10. (703) 522-8340. (Andrew Beaujon)