Melbourne punk power trio CLAMM have returned with their second album Care.
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. CLAMM explore the confusion of what it is to be a young person trying to live an honourable life in this fucked up world. Their songs are about trying to navigate systems of power and oppression while retaining a healthy sense of self and mental health. Community, creativity, and catharsis are what they hope to achieve through their music.
Quickly becoming one of the most beloved punk bands out of Australia in recent times, the Melbourne trio follow-up 2021 debut Beseech Me with another collection of urgent, driving punk on second album, Care. 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. Fuzzy guitars and pulsating percussion frame CLAMM’s vulnerable lyrics, while urgent woodwind flourishes add an extra layer of dissonance to the new music.
Care is bigger, louder and darker than previous album Beseech Me (2020). CLAMM dodged lockdowns to record at Rolling Stock and Sound Park Studios with Nao Anzai (NO ZU, Cash Savage, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever). Nao also plays fearsome synth on the album and has joined the band on-stage at recent shows, while saxophonist Anna Gordon (Mangelwurzel) contributes wild free jazz skronk to a number of tracks.
Release: August 12th, 2022, Chapter Music