Melbourne punk power trio CLAMM released second album Care in August 2022. The album was thrashed by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, its first single Bit Much the #1 most added track to US college radio, and has been covered by the likes of Line Of Best Fit, The Chicago Reader, Paste Magazine, DIY Mag, So Young and elsewhere.
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 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.
Care is bigger, louder and darker than CLAMM’s debut album Beseech Me (2020), which was a feature album across Australian radio and first brought them to international attention.
Beseech Me was reissued on vinyl in 2021 by UK label Meat Machine (home to Canadian art-punk provocateurs Crack Cloud), which saw CLAMM featured on the cover of French Rolling Stone and played on BBC 6 Music.
In Australia the band has played with Wolf Alice, Amyl & the Sniffers, the Chats and the Murlocs, and have shows booked in 2023 with Ty Segall and Pavement.