Care: Chick Yellow Vinyl LPMM007LP
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Label: Tin Angel
Release Date: 19th August
As a record shop person in 2022 you get exposed to plenty of post punk, it can be a little bit jading but sometimes something smashes through and reminds you how exhilarating, visceral and glorious the genre can be. Praise be for Melbourne's CLAMM who much like Black Flag or MC5 or Amyl and the Sniffers on record sound like a sweaty gig you daren't miss.
For those who dig: CIVIC, Stiff Richards, Living Eyes, Ausmuteants, F*ed Up and something that falls between punk, post punk, hardcore punk and proto punk in the one band.
CLAMM's music was already concerned with the woes of the world, but the last two years have added extra urgency to their blown out, dystopian punk power
New album Care is bigger, louder and darker than its predecessor. CLAMM dodged lockdowns to record at Rolling Stock and Sound Park Studios with Nao Anzai (NO ZU, Cash Savage, Rolling Blackouts). Nao also plays fearsome synth on the album and has joined the band on-stage at recent shows. Saxophonist Anna Gordon (Mangelwurzel) contributes wild free jazz skronk to a number of tracks.